A very true story.................. I have lived in the Philippines for eight years now, when I first came here I found a nice little house partly nippa and partly modernized on a beach. My new girlfriend and live in lover had a very big family of whom loved to evade my little haven in paradise. I found many things amusing such as I had a perfectly good toilet and everybody seemed to like urinating outside. I had a couple of dogs and one disappeared when I search for him one of my neighbors said that a group of people kill him and ate him. Talking about dogs have you seen the ones that are full of scabs and no fur, being an animal lover this often seen site brings tears to my eyes. Cebu city is full of dogs like this. One day my girlfriend’s sisters children came to stay, I chance to see one of them with his feet on both sides of the toilet bowl having a number two. Evidently this is not an abnormal event as with the urinating outside against a wall or tree. Then one night at 12 O’clock I heard a knock on the door, a group of people, family and friends wanted to have a midnight dip in the sea. It was high tide and evidently my girl friend had said they could earlier in the day. She of course did not inform me. This of course is normal and the fact after wards 8 people slept in my very small spare bedroom with no aircon. Of course I could afford to pay for the food a drink and everybody had a great time. I soon learned that my place was a free resturant and how rich people thought I was. They could call in at any time of day. Of course I wized up, put my foot down and said no, of course everybody thought I was arrogant and how dare I. lol Such bad manners. Have you notice when your new here how many people turn up a lunch time. Lol Later on about 3 years ago I was sitting on a beach in Liloan Cebu drinking a beer with two German friends. Suddenly there was a yelp and then a Filipino guy drag pass a dog and said anyone for dog soup. My German friends both looked very sick one heaved the other shouted well earned abuse at the Filipino. I smiled as I had seen it all before, yes many filipino’s eat dog. One has to take care when eating goats meat as it could be dog, its much more tender and taste the same. How do I know, well I went to a wedding in Bogo Cebu and ate what I was first told was Goats meat. My impression was that it was very tender for goats meat, later I was told it was dog’s meat. Yes this poor old foreigner has eaten dog, yuk. There will be Filipino’s that will want to sweep such things under the carpet, but you can’t hide the suffering of mans best friend and the fact that same animal is eaten by some as a delicacy. I have actually lost three dogs and I know that they have ended up on someone’s dinner table.