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Hair coloring for pups, is it happening here?

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Just a month or two ago I was telling you guys about our dog Fluffy that we put to sleep. So then Bob and I had promised the kids that we will be getting a new pup for them after our other dog Chi Chi gets used to being without Fluffy around. So a few weeks after Fluffy was gone I was looking on the internet for a puppy that’s for sale in Davao City area. Really I found a few that caught our attention. So I began texting one of the owners that we like the puppy that she had advertise. We already agreed on the puppy we want and the price and set the place and the time to met the next day. Reason I brought Jean because she’s the one that really is into dogs.

We agreed to met somewhere and we went there 15 minutes ahead of the time schedule. We waited for the owner for over an hour though. With some excuse of course. I was proud of myself because I was being patient. :-). Finally the lady showed up. Geez, it was really a disappointment. She brought a puppy that’s not what she advertise on the net and it looks sickly. It really made me mad because I could see Jean’s disappointment. But still I held off from saying something, but oh boy inside of me was boiling already. I told the lady politely that I am not buying the puppy that she’s showing us because that’s not the one she’s advertising and it’s not even the breed that we want and what she said on line. I told her to take care of the puppy that she’s showing us and good luck to her business.

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Our new puppy, Pepper, is getting friendly with our older puppy, Che Che

Our new puppy, Pepper, is getting friendly with our older puppy, Chi Chi

Jean is looking happy!

Jean is looking happy!

After seeing Jean’s sad face, I had to do something. My niece Glenda reminded me of the place that that sells puppies.. So we went there right away, the place is just near JS Gaisano (Gaisano South now). We already bought a puppy there before and we were happy with the pup that we got there. So we searched for a bit in the area when we got there. Luckily we found one vendor who had 3 puppies (2 light brown- one of the brown pup was a bulldog, and one black) in the cage. I could see Jean’s eyes were sparkling. LOL. She was playing with the pups. I could tell she wanted them all. Ha ha ha. Well, we settled for the black pup. He looks appealing because his hair so shiny and so dark black on top.

As soon as we got home he looks kinda sickly. As usual if we got some pets here in the house we bring them to the vet right away. Since the puppy looks a little sick and had runny nose. My niece and Aaron brought him to the vet that afternoon. He has a little bit of fever. Maybe because it was too hot when we took him home. We felt sorry for him. So the doctor gave him some meds and vitamins. The vet also gave him medicine for de-worming. Doc said to not bathe him for a few days.  Take note I said his hair color was black.

So far, Pepper is a good dog!

So far, Pepper is a good dog!

The next day we noticed that his color was changing a little, brown color was showing a bit on top. When Bob picked him up, he immediately said “I had a feeling those people colored the hair of this puppy”. I told him no way they’ll do that. That’s insane, it might make the animal feeling sick. Hmm to think our puppy was sick. Day after day his color really kept changing, showing more brown and a little bit of white on his legs. Really me and the kids were convinced by Bob now that those vendors really colored the hair of the puppy. I know it’s weird to think but how could the hair change in span of just a few days? Well we are not animal expert here we are just animal lovers. 🙂

So if you ever buy any pets here ask the vendors if the color of the pets is natural. We had so many pets before but first time for us that the hair changes.

The name of our pup is Pepper. Getting so spoiled. He’s friends with all of our cats and Chi Chi now. LOL

Cheers!

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Feyma Martin is a Columnist here on the Live in the Philippines Web Magazine, she is the wife of site Publisher, Bob Martin. Feyma is originally from the Philippines, but went to the USA for 10 years after marrying Bob in 1990. Bob & Feyma moved to the Philippines to live permanently in 2000.

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Vivien Aquino
7 years ago

I would not buy any puppy here or anywhere else. I would rather get a rescue from a shelter, those animals can be the sweetest, loving, devoted dog you can have, and you help save a life too. Being a avid dog lover, my dog Sly, a white terrier is a rescue, she is now 17 years old, a senior who still thinks and behave he is still a puppy. Next time, I get a dog, it will be a rescue. I don’t know if they have any rescue shelter in Pinas though.

Jamie
Jamie
7 years ago

I have seen enough dog poop to last me a lifetime.

Axel
Axel
7 years ago

Stupid idea to color a dogs hair, but in the end: It’s a cute dog, no matter what color it may have. That’s what matters 🙂
I really can’t see any reason to do it? And specially black…as i know/have heard a lot of Asian countries consider black dogs for bad luck. Here people are scared when I walk our dog, it’s not only big – it’s also black.

Anyway…take good care of the new member, which i am sure you will do responsibly.

Axel
Axel
7 years ago

There was no problem with Glenda in our area, even it hit hard. We have a solid house and fine drainage systems.

My thoughts go to the people living in fragile houses and flooded areas.

Fodsworth
Fodsworth
7 years ago

We left two guinea pigs in the care of our helpers when we went back to the UK for a holiday. Everything seemed fine when we returned although the black one seemed to have blue-grey eyes when I could have sworn they were brown-black before. It wasn’t until a few days later that we noted some grey hairs on his forehead and belly and realised that there was something amiss. When I asked one of the helpers, actually one of my wife’s many nieces, what had happened she admitted that they’d forgotten to feed the guinea pigs for a few… Read more »

Brenton Butler
Brenton Butler
7 years ago

Hi Feyma – That’s crazy to color a dog to sell. Can they get a higher sale price for doing so?

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