Valentine's Day means nothing to me, but this Thursday I'm going to give my pet dogs, Khiew Waan and Nong Dao, some red roses to thank them for the unconditional love they have given me over the years.
Khiew Waan already got a Chinese-style red top and matching collar that she wore to welcome the Year of the Snake, on Sunday. According to Chinese belief, one shouldn't go to hospital on New Year's Day but my dog had to in order to have a saline drip, which she takes every other day to help her kidney function.
At the not-so-tender age of 14 (that's 75 in human years), my beloved Khiew Waan has heart disease and was recently diagnosed with TCC (transitional cell carcinoma) of the bladder, which has her frequently straining to urinate all day.
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