Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Looking back 2008

2008 was quite an eventful year not just for my family, but also for the rest of the world. I don't think I will ever forget this very special year.

Here's a recap of 2008 for us:

January - My parents had their wedding ceremony, just in time before the "Year of the Pig" passes by. The "Year of the Pig" was considered an auspicious year for my parents to get hitched.

February - Poor Mummy got retrenched from her job cos her agency lost the account that she was servicing due to some global alignment and the entire team had to go. Thankfully, Daddy got his promotion and pay raise!

March - My parents went to Japan for their honeymoon!

April - I was born on 12 April 2008 in Victoria, Australia.

May - Mummy left the horrible new job that she found cos it was making her depressed and miserable everyday. She decided to be a 'pseudo lady of leisure' instead.

June - Great-grandma was hospitalised and the family got a new helper to help take care of the old lady.

July - Great-grandma was in and out of the hospital and was terribly ill. Everyone were worried. Even my Aunt TR came back from Hong Kong to visit great-grandma very often. July was also the month I came to Singapore. I was sent to a pet shop called Pets Safari at VivoCity (the shop that I suggested Honey's Mummy to check out while she was in Singapore AND this is also the very place where Huskee's Mummy met me). I was sold to a Chinese young man and his girlfriend.

August - This is a sad month. The Chinese young man was unable to take good care of me due to his unforseen hectic schedule and had to give me up just after two weeks! Great-grandma also passed away on the last day of the lunar 'seventh month'.

September - My parents found me online and decided to adopt me! I was brought back to my forever home on 23 September 2008.

October - I was sterilized at The Animal Clinic at Sunset Way by Dr Megumi Kodera. This is a major milestone in my life.

November - I was enrolled for Obedience Training class. I love meeting all the doggies in my class. I'm the only friendly one that says hi to every dog! My parents also groomed me for the very first time using a clipper!

December - I've embarked on my raw diet which Mummy firmly believed will give me optimum health! I had my first Christmas which was pawesome! On a bad note, I was shaven down for the first time by my evil parents and I look like a cross between a circus lion freak and a mutated Chinese Crested Dog with skin problem! My parents are deeply regretful for their action! Mummy also had enough of fun and her days of being a 'lady who lunch' and is more than ready to get back to the corporate world. But it's bad timing cos the market right now is just hopeless. Let's keep our paws, fingers, toes and eyes crossed for a better year in 2009! My biggest wish for now - may my fur grow 10x the usual rate!


The FOUR Musketeers said...

Looks like there are so many ups & downs in year 2008 too ! But hope 2009 will be better !!

♥玮倩 said...

Hello Chow Chow,

wishing you and your family a happy new year! (:

Best regards

Achilles Wong said...

hello there ChowChow!

are you okay buddy? why the shave? woe is us... i guess this is the price of having fur to die for.. humans are just finding ways to make us look ugly.

we feel we learned a lot about you today. we are hoping that your family will have a better 2009.. although we wish to be excused from crossing our eyes.. paws and toes will be quite alright for us.. BOL..

love you buddy and blessed 2009!

Happy New Year!

Guan Long (and Aki, Poopie, Caocao and the rest of the Hugdogs)

Eduardo said...

Wow what a year! I know 2009 will be different, at least I hope so!
Happy New Year!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Maggie and Mitch said...

We loved seeing your mom and dad's wedding picture, Chow Chow!
May 2009 be the best year yet for all of you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

D0gl0v3r said...

Happy New Year Chow!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Chow Chow!
What a year you and your family had!
My best wishes for this 2009!
Kisses and hugs

duo_disaster said...


You didnt mentioned you have a new blog. I thought a dog with blog is considered a milestone too, lol!

There are many ups & some downs, am glad we're all over with 2008 so let's welcome 2009 with our hearty paws!

Wishing everyone @ your home the pinkest of health, happiness and *eh-erm* wealth (no wealth no BARF leh)..

P/S: Your M's so gorgeous!!!!!!!

Rudolf & Goofy

Dino and Family said...

That really was a eventful 2008 for you! I hope the new year brings lots of joy and happiness to you and your wonderful family! Love, Dino

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