GMA-7 actress Kyline Alcantara fully understands that having a pet is a lifelong commitment and entails a huge responsibility.
This is what she observed from Kapuso actor Rocco Nacino, who inspired her to adopt her pet corgi Bumbum.
And for Kyline, having Bumbum in her life is one of the best decisions she has ever made.
For one, the 20-year-old Kapuso actress said her pet dog has taught her how to keep her focus.
"Personally, yung impact niya sa akin, it helped me kung paano ako mag-focus with my work," Kyline said at the virtual press conference for Pedigree's DentaStix Chewy Chunx last September 6, 2022.
She continued, "Kasi hinahalintulad ko rin kung paano siya mag-focus with her toy. Parang, 'Oh my gosh, I want to have that kind of focus when it comes to work.'"
Kyline said her fur baby is also her best mood booster.
"Kapag umuuwi ako siya, agad yung sumasalubong," she told the press.
"So ang sarap sa pakiramdam na... you know, everytime na umuuwi ka, may sasalubong sa iyo na cute na cute na doggo 'tapos sobrang excited [na makita ka].
"Sobrang sarap sa pakiramdam."
But more importantly, Kyline added that Bumbum has also helped in strengthening the bond of her family as it felt like they now have a new "bunso."
The I Left My Heart in Sorsogon actress said, "With my family naman, basta naging stronger nga po yung bond namin dahil kay Bumbum kasi nagkaroon kami ng bunso.
"Kasi ako na po yung bunso sa amin 'tapos nagkaroon pa kami ngayon ng bunso."
ROLLERCOASTER OF EMOTIONS
Kyline has already made a lot of memories with her fur baby.
Asked about their happiest moment so far, Kyline answered, "...yung first night niya dito sa house and first time din namin magtabing dalawa.
"Even though ginigising niya ako from time to time, ang sarap sa pakiramdam na may inaalagaan ako. Masarap sa pakiramdam din kapag nagwa-wag yung tail niya."
Kyline admitted that she never really expected herself to build such a strong bond with her pet dog to the point that she cried buckets of tears when Bumbum got sick for the first time.
She recalled, "Kasi nung in-adopt ko si Bumbum, akala ko hindi ako magkakaroon ng ganun ka-strong relationship with her.
"Pero nung time na nagkasakit siya, dun na talaga yung parang, 'I'm gonna do everything! I'm gonna spend my money for this dog!'
"As in ganun talaga. Iba yung nabigay niya sa aking love and loyalty. Ayun, iniyakan ko siya, as in hagulgol levels. And take note, sipon lang yun."
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