Month: May 2011

Sore like hell, sweet as heaven

30 May 2011 | Day 070

5:31 pm

I am sorry for not blogging during the weekends and not posting any Friday’s Five Roll again. I was busy with my family these last two days.

Though I am way better now (thanks to our doctor), my throat almost sent me to hell’s deepest corner since Friday. It was so sore – as in SORE THROAT FROM HELL – that my left ear was almost deaf. I had to drink one full glass of hot calamansi, making my stomach turn, churn and twist for some seconds. Good thing it is over now. I just have to get rid of the annoying cold that is still resting along my nose and lungs.

We did not buy a new dog during the weekend, thanks to me that is. It is not that I do not like Angelo to have a new one and a partner for Bruce. Not yet. Not now. My mother almost bought one, one that costs 17 thousand, when I told her Angelo has to work for it if he really wants one. Bruce was meant to be his “inspiration” for him to become first honors again now that he is in Grade 4. Having another one is way too much and doesn’t guarantee that he will be doing good in his academics. Now, if he becomes first in the first quarter, I promised him I’ll be the one to buy it for him. Hopefully he bites the bait and work hard for what he really deserves. In that way, every price – the dog that is – will be sweet as heaven.

Today, I watched Hellboy and it was fun. Haha. Thanks to Angelo. The movie was hell in heaven. It was so cool.

– Erson (6:00 pm)

More training and…a new dog?

26 May 2011 | Day 068

4:23 pm

I and Bruce continued his training this morning by refreshing his memories about yesterday’s training. Now, Bruce has a better grip of his name and “sit.” I believe we can start a new move/trick on Sunday…when a new dog arrives (woah?!).

Well, yes, I guess we’ll have a new dog, a female and a partner for Bruce, on Saturday or Sunday. They, basically, want a female Shih Tzu of course. But I suggested to have a Maltese instead since we can crossbreed the two for a better looking offspring. Nice thinking, eh?

Congratulations to Dallas for winning the Western championship. Salutes to Dirk.

– Erson (4: 33 pm)

Bruce learns first move

25 May 2011 | Day 067 | Daily Scribbles Special

I was really badly disappointed with Chicago Bulls losing to LeBron and his gang for the third straight time today. Now, Miami is in the lead, 3-1, and though I hate it, I can feel the impending victory of the Heat. Sadly, the Bulls, my bet, may be gone as early as Game 4.

Good thing Bruce was there to provide me some energizer. I gave him a deserving bath today and blower-ed him for half an hour, resulting to a better and softer fur.

I always envied people with trained dogs. Imagine just saying a word and your best buddy will do that for you. I have been trying to train Bruce for the past week (without consistency though) and I can see no result. I thought it is partly because he is already old for such training (dog training should begin when the dog is only two months old) and partly something is wrong with my method. I tried to research and watch videos and saw what was missing – a treat.

Unfortunately, I have no dog treats here. I tried bread but Bruce doesn’t like it. He only eats his pellets and so I gambled and tried using it to train him this afternoon. Luckily, the pellets made wonders and Bruce learned his first move in less than an hour. Now, Bruce knows “sit.” And though it may be a really small thing, I believe it will just be the beginning of having a trained Bruce by my side.

Watch this video and have fun. Nice work Bruce.

When the weather gets frustrating

24 May 2011 | Day 066

4:40 pm

PAGASA said it will be raining for at least a week. The weather says I will get irritating day by day.

You and I expected to have at least some days break from the heat yesterday when it rained. Unfortunately, the heat returned immediately this morning after what looked like a big storm last night.

I was sweating while sleeping in an air-conditioned room before writing this post. I was sweating while watching NBA this morning. I was sweating after I took a bath at nine o’clock. That’s how hot this weather is.

Well, that’s all. The weather drained me out of ideas. I hope you guys the best.

– Erson (4:47 pm)