Home is never complete without pets. And so, as we transferred to our new house, we also obtained puppies of mongrel or mixed-breed type. Filipinos are usually okay with mixed-bred dogs, known as Askal or Aspin, which are usually seen on the streets but they also make good pets. We have currently three dogs, all female. We usually let them loose inside our yard, but when we have visitors, we tie them at the back of the house. They don’t bite, but they bark really loud, especially to cats. They are also obedient, they go to their respective positions when they need to be tied. But they really hate cats so much that one of them killed a stray kitten when we let them loose at the backyard.