Dearly departed pets also remembered

First published in The Philippine Star, 02 November 2013, Saturday

Like most Filipinos, Kson Mortera went to visit a dead loved one yesterday to light a candle, offer flowers and relive happy memories when they were together.

But instead of joining the millions who flocked to cemeteries across the country, Mortera was among the handful who visited the graves of their beloved pets at the compound of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) at the boundary of Marikina and Quezon City.

“I’ve had her since I was in second year high school,” Mortera told The STAR, referring to his short-haired cat Chancey that died on Thursday at the age of 12.

“She’s actually the closest one whom I have lost,” he said, adding that he had treated Chancey like his child throughout her lifetime. Read more of this post