I recently moved into a new house made out of bricks. It has a garden, a grotto, and a place to have a quiet time. I moved there so that I can be close to work. And to minimize the hassle of traveling to work. And also, to maximize my time to rest in my own room not in the sleeping quarters, which I believe is used by more than 10 employees a day.
I brought my green bag and went straight to my room. The landlord escorted me, and he was really hospitable and it was so nice of him to help me carry all my luggage. He welcomed me as if I am part of the family. His family to be precise.
He is married, and has 2 children. Both are abroad, one works, the other one studies. He only lives with his wife, and his housemaids. Oh, did I mention that he has 6 St. Bernards inside his house? Two are the parents, while the four are the kids. They're really adorable!
Later that night, I was working on a blog post, and also, I was editing a photo for my new header(you can see that above). Somebody knocked on my door.
"Martin! Kain na muna tayo, naghanda ako ng spaghetti, maliit na salu-salo lang."
"Opo sige po, tapusin ko lang itong ginagwa ko."
"Sige, dalian mo ha, baka maubusan ka ni Chen-chen."
"(laughs) Opo sige po,"
Chen-chen, is the mother of the bernards, Logan as the father. Chu-chu the eldest among the pups, Maria the second, Billy as the third, and Fei Fong as the youngest. I quickly finished my post. Well I guess it makes sense. For me.
I went to the dining room, and everyone was there. Mang Alfredo, (the landlord) his wife, the maids and even the bernards. A family gathering I guess? I went to my seat, and ate my spaghetti with the rest of the family. We laughed, and talked about so many things. We we're all like a family, even the maids are treated equally in this house. I guess not all rich people have than attitude of being a superior creature.
After dinner, we all packed up, cleaned up and went to our respective rooms. After doing my night prayers, I looked at myself at the mirror. I told myself, that I better be ready for tomorrow. It's going to be another hell of a week. I then turned off the lights and went to sleep.
I later on heard noises from downstairs, I'm not sure where it came from. But I didn't pay much attention to it. I don't want to be disturbed. Remember, my shift starts at 3am? But then I felt my feet getting wet... Why was it I asked myself. It's not even raining. Then later on, I woke up, being so disturbed by the wet feeling on my feet.
It was Billy, licking my feet. My goodness, why now?
"What is it boy, you hungry?" He asked.
He turned around and went to a dark room. I never saw that when I came here. I guess Billy wants me to follow him. And so I did. The tunnel was dark, I saw nothing but darkness. I managed to follow Billy because of his panting and I could hear his footsteps as he walks.
Finally, we we're out in the garden.
The four bernard pups we're all there, and also Chen-chen.... But she's, all wet. As if she just had a bad.
But she's not wet with water. I touched her, and found, that she was coated in blood.
"Why are you bleeding Chen? Did you hurt yourself?" (I tend to speak in English when I talk to dogs,)
"(nganga) Nakakpagsalita ka!?"
"Hindi na mahalaga yun, patay na lahat sila. Kahit ang asawa ko, sugatan naman ako. Pero bago ako umalis, gusto ko lang sabihin sa yo na salamat sa pagpunta sa amin. Alagaan mo mabute mga anak ko. Gawin mo gusto mong gawin sa kanila, wag mo lang ibebenta."
(Sa loob-loob ko, shet! May St Bernard na ako. Pero Oh my gulay, somebody killed Mang Alfredo and the rest of the household, even the parents of these poor pups?? My goodness, why does this have to happen?)
"Gising na! 2am na, baka mapagalitan ka na naman ni boss!"
"Punyeta panaginip lang pala!"