I used to live in a street where almost every house has a dog that barked annoyingly at night when they sense someone passing by. I guess they have their purpose: to watch out for strangers that might come into the home and steal something.
But when they bark when I am working and talking on Skype with a client, that’s not good. Nor is it good when they they bark during the day when I am sleeping. So when I a friend gave me a dog, I wasn’t too excited about it. I eventually gave it away after three months.
But early this month, on my Puerto Galera trip, I met two dogs who didn’t bark at all during the hours I was with them and I’m a stranger. I’ve heard so much about these dogs before I got to formally meet them and believe me when I tell you that these two have character. So, without further ado, I present you Tasha Marie and Rooney.
Okay, so I don’t have a picture of Rooney. Unlike Tasha Marie, he can’t stand still and strike a pose. Tasha Marie loves the camera and would gladly pose for anyone when she’s in the mood.
I hope you can touch Tasha Marie’s fur. She’s got thin, smooth fur, which her owner attributes to her vegetarian diet. Yes, this brownie eats only dog food and vegetables. She gets a lot of exercise because Japoy, her owner, makes it a point to walk her everyday and/or take her for a swim in the cool, blue waters of Tabinay beach in Puerto Galera.
Tasha Marie rarely barks and I never heard her bark when I was there. She’s very sweet. She likes playing with people. Rooney is pretty playful too. He tries to hump Tasha Marie, which causes the other to fight back and bite him playfully in the neck. (Going for the kill, eh?) It was fun watching them play with each other and with their master.
I’m hoping to see Tasha Marie and Rooney soon, this time with my daughter. I’m betting Gabby will like these two because she’s scared of dogs that bark. Since these two don’t, they’d get along really well.