Ah Bit, my angora mix rabbit of 12 years, passed away on 7 Feb 2014. I cried myself all the way home from work after receiving the news, called the cremation service immediately, and they collected him within two hours of the call. I only started accepting his death when I received the urn with his ashes the next day. I thought I’d be ok, I still had Melon, my pudding hamster. To my horror, he passed away a couple of days later.
I went from having pets the past decade, to no pets in a week. I was devastated. Han asked if I would get another rabbit. I couldn’t. I broke down every time I looked at a photo gallery of rabbits. So I asked if I could have a puppy instead.
When I was in my early twenties, I discovered “teddy poodles”. Red toy poodles with teddy bear cuts from Taiwan. I was really obsessed with them, and researched extensively on where I could get one, how much it would cost, etc. I had even decided on the name – Buru – after Buru the Gorger, a boss in the Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj in the World of Warcraft. My best friend’s dad knew me as the girl who loved dogs, but never had one.
We already had Oreo (my brother’s Miniature Schnauzer); I was not allowed to have Buru. Plus, I already had Ah Bit at that time. But my obsession lived on, I kept a red toy poodle named Buru in my NDSL, bought a little red toy poodle plush and named it Buru, and later kept another red toy poodle in my 3DS, AND named it Buru. Everybody in my close group of friends knew that I had always wanted to have a toy poodle as a pet for 1/3 of my life.
Today, my lifetime wish was granted, by my in-laws and Han. We bought Pong Pong (Fluffy in hokkien) from a home breeder today, and he’s coming home with me this Friday.
Hey baby, I hope we will give you a long and healthy life for the next decade.