UPFRONT: Athletes introduce their furry friends
ABS-CBN Sports on May 18, 2020 04:09 PM
Volleyball star Kim Fajardo with pet cat Kimber.
Meet some of your favorite athlete’s furry friends that keep them company during this quarantine period.
In this Upfront episode, host Janeena Chan talked to four athletes who are ‘fur parents’ to their lovely pets.
Mel Gohing, Kim Fajardo and siblings Kiefer and Dani Ravena introduced their ‘babies’ and gave some pet care tips.
Motolite’s Gohing was with her Welsh Corgis Valentine, Arrow and their pup Cloud.
“Everybody’s trying to keep themselves sane. Good thing I have dogs, I have company,” said the De La Salle product and four-time UAAP women’s volleyball champion.
Meanwhile, Fajardo of F2 Logistics and also a three-time UAAP champion from DLSU considers her cat Kimber, a Perian Siamese, as her stress-reliever.
“Isa siya sa stress-reliever ko,” she said of her three-year old pet. “Kapag malungkot ka nasi-sense nila, dinadamayan ka nila.”
The Ravena siblings, who were with Blake, a French Bulldog, and Muning, a Yorkshire Terrier, inherited their love for dogs from their parents, former PBA star Bong and ABS-CBN S+A volleyball analyst Mozzy.
“Before pa naman when we we’re kids, when we were growing up mayroon kaming chihuahua,” said Kiefer of the NLEX Road Warriors in the PBA. “Niregaluhan ako ng parents ko ng chihuahua. Before that may dogs na ang parents ko. That’s how it all started.”
Kiefer added that there was a time that their dogs numbered more than 20.
Aside from keeping themselves fit or bonding with their families, these athletes show that quarantine life is not boring especially with pets around.