Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico are proud pet parents

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Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico are proud "pet parents" to four animals: their turtles Patato and Pechuga (not in photo), their cat Negroni (not in photo), and their dog Pochola (center).


Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico have yet to welcome a Little Bolzico into their lives, but the husband and wife already have their hands full taking care of two turtles, a cat, and a dog, all living with them in their new home.

"Little by little, we’re feeling that we’re actually married and not just boyfriend and girlfriend," Solenn told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at a recent Philam Life event, in Century Mall, Makati City.

"We moved to a bigger place and then we have animals now, so we have a bigger family."

Much like Solenn and Nico, their four pets are stars on Instagram.

The first Heussaff-Bolzico pet to be introduced on their accounts was Patato, the now-famous turtle.

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Our usual mornings took a bit of an unexpected turn! We were having a medium/high argument about the use of aircons for #pochola, when I saw the conversation was leading to high levels of intensity, I decided to leave the room and focus on our son, #patato, but of course making some irrelevant related aircons comments while leaving the room; that was a massive mistake because #wifezilla hears everything! What I didn’t know was that a #wifezilla storm will follow you till the end, so while I was about to do an IG Story of #Patato, we were both hit by the storm! I was trying to use our son as an excuse to avoid an argument in front of her, but that didn’t work this time! Rule # 27 of the #bulliedhusdbandsclub: if she asks you to repeat what you said and, at the same time she tells you not to be scared, you should be VERY scared, the discussion already had escalated to unthinkable levels you haven’t even realized and you died four times already. Disclaimer: she was right on the aircon argument, as she is in 100% of our arguments! #nohashtagsbutone #BulliedHusdbandsClub

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"Patato was given to us by a business partner of Nico and a friend," Solenn revealed.

"He was our first pet ever."

They first got him back when they were still staying at their condo in Bonifacio Global City.

Solenn was hesitant to own a pet at first, but Patato "grew on [her]."

After that, Solenn and Nico had their pet cat, Negroni.

Solenn Heussaff takes a photo with her pet cat, Negroni.
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Then when they moved to their new home, they welcomed Pochola, an American Akita.

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#Pochola just joined our home last night and we had a whole pet revolution. Even though she is only 4 months she looks like a bear and it is clumsier than me! She is the best! #ElGatoNegroni is a bit shocked, we are doing a slow introduction, they are apart now but slowly they will learn how to coexist; like every marriage, at the beginning you don’t know what you are doing or why you are doing it, but after, you adapt to what the masters (SHE) says and expect everything to be fine, not sure why you are doing what you are doing but doing it for your safety and very happily 😁. We are actually safe because #ElPatato is here to mediate all the pet situations, he already sat them down and explain he is the king of the house and he will rule them, both vowed and agreed that #ElPatato is their master Jedi. In her first day at home Pochola: 1- Peed and pooped inside the house twice 2- Woke us up 4 times: 1:30 am, at 2:36 am, at 3:54 am and at 4:23 am. 3- Peed in #Wifezilla’s new favorite sofa: she was hyperventilating when that happened, I have never seen her so stressed. 4- Ate #ElGatoNegroni’s food, 3 times. 5- Peed again in the house. 6- Played w her water in the kitchen and made it look like a water park! 7- Gave the wrong look to #ElPatato, that was her biggest mistake, everyone knows that you #dontmesswithelpatato. This weekend I am staying alone with 🐢,🐈and 🐕, so it will be a fire test, it is good that #Wifezilla left a 234 pages manual with the DOs, DONTs, Definitely DONTs and DONTs that if I DO she kills me. We had a pretty rough first day with 🐕 but we love her so much and that’s all that matters! AAlso, he is super sweet (this applies to both, Pochola and Wifezilla). We got this @solenn! 💪 Dog tips are welcome! #ifwedontdivorseafterthiswewillgrowevenstronger #youstrongerthanmeofcouse

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Pochola is currently the couple's center of attention.

Nico likened Pochola to the popular Japanese dog Hachiko, who was devoted to his master.

"She is Hachiko!" he said.

Solenn added, "When our friends gave birth, they always talk about their babies... Now that we have dogs—not to compare them to kids—but we only talk about our dog!

"Even me and Nico, when we're having dinner, we are talking about our dog and the personality of our dog!

"And we're laughing about it like, 'Why is our topic our animals?'

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"We're like a little family."

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Our 8 month bear. #pochola

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Solenn also revealed that she and Nico did all of the pet-related chores by themselves.

"Every morning, once we wake up, go down and walk around the village with our dog.

"Nico combs her every day, we shower her every Sunday. We do everything on our own.

"I boil her carrots, I boil her sayote, and I chop it.

"It’s really like preparing for a kid."

But admittedly, Solenn wouldn't necessary spend so much to spoil her pets.

She said, "They’re family, but… I don’t want to add like a gold plate to [serve] the carrots."


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