My House is now a Lying-In

Last Update: February 01, 2020

Yes, I just realize that this is the truth but I never thought about it.

In my workplace, near a rural municipality center there are two lying-ins. One is situated in one of the barangays at around a kilometer from the center and one is my house. Of course the first lying-in is for women but in my house, who?

I and my wife is married for almost 24 years and this is the only time we have really help lives directly under our care.

We were not blessed with a child, we stayed as a couple through all the years and it will be forever. She is already 56 and I will be 58 this coming July.

I mentioned on my last post we are already 16 living in the home and this time we are already 20, four lives have been welcomed and added.

We did not mean this for business we just love to help these fur animals to live as we do. I think we are not ready for this number of lives under our care.

Originally, we are only

Brado-a 25% of Labrador and 75% Aspin
Ginta-a 25% Husky, 25% Golden Retriever and 50% Aspin
Batik(two-color)-a male black and white cat
Tekni(two-color)-a male black and white cat
Labang(multi-color)-a black, white and brown cat
Tiger-looking tiger kitten
Mommy Grey-a white cat
Jimmy (me) and Leiza (my wife)

All in all we are 9 individuals with different personalities, traits. You can just immagine how we deal with each other. The way we eat, the way we move in the house, how we use the comfort room and everything.

Last January 23, Ginta gave birth to 7 puppies, and this week, Mommy Grey gave birth to 4 cubs. Now, we are 20 active lives moving inside and outside the house

What about my online business? It is not prolific and developing as fast as these lives in my hands. I would be happy to sustain these, but I don't think I can.

Wanting to hear from you.


Thank you,
Jimmy

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megawinner Premium
O, man! Know your limit. You need to give some away to those you are sure would love to adopt one of your "family members."

I would suggest to choose the 5 best ones and let the others be a part of another loving family like yours.

The reason is you need to have a conducive environment to pursue your goals in online business as it is, the original members are already a big crowd!

Well, mine is friendly suggestion. Which is more important to you? You alone can answer.
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accad Premium
You are right, Florentino. No conducive environment. Others may be retained but something has to be done with this number of lives.
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megawinner Premium
Very true. And it is quite difficult to just give them away to anyone. I admire your love for these helpless "folks."
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accad Premium
Thank you.
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megawinner Premium
Welcome, bro!
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Linda103 Premium
Loving and caring for so many animals Jimmy is wonderful and would make great niche sites as you could also add in stories with pictures of them about the things they get up to and how you cope with so many.
Then you could review animal products and make affiliate commissions, which would help with the cost of their upkeep.
You are amazing to do what you do.
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accad Premium
Thanks, Linda. My problem is that the place where I am staying is a church compound, it is not my own, although the place is spacious enough I'm sure I will be irritating members. So I cannot retain this number of animals, and if they are no longer with me I cannot write an inspiring story that will continue to give people information.
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Linda103 Premium
I am pretty sure you will still have some though.
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Mangwin Premium
Hi Jimmy - I had to look up "Lying-in" and now I understand the original meaning was a place for women to rest after giving birth.

So you and your wife have the Lying-in - or shelter - for your animals - I admire you for your kindness to them!

I don't know what your online business niche is, but I would think that writing about your true situation would be a great one.

There are millions of people in the world that care for the welfare of animals and your story would really touch people's hearts, as it does mine.

Be genuine and you will find your audience for sure. I for one would love to follow your journey.

Cheers, Mary-Louise
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accad Premium
Thanks, May-Louise. Maybe I could write enough unless I will make these animals continue to multiply under my care. My place is not my own, it's a church compound.
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Jukkah Premium
We adopted a Romanian shelter dog a bit over a year ago. She's an older lady and absolutely adorable persona! Previously we had a senior Chinchilla that we adopted as well. He lived to a respectful age of 19 years. I loved that little guy from the bottom of my heart. We want to offer a safe home for animals in need instead of getting animals that are bred to satisfy egotistical needs.
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accad Premium
That's our original thinking when we accepted the puppy two years ago. At the same time, we sheltered a kitten who came out of the rainwaters along the road. The next time around some friends gave us another puppy and a kitten that made it four. Now as they matured we don't have the opportunity to see a veterinary and we cannot do against that egotistical needs. I think it is their right also, hahaha.
I can do castration but the anesthesia is not sold over the counter. It is controlled by some industries that will not allow any individuals to practice their skills and expertise.
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EdwinBernard Premium
WOW, Jimmy you have quite a zoo in your home. I love it! We have four cats and three dogs and they keep us very busy. Over here they are all spayed and neutered so no babies. We got them all from the animal shelter where my wife used to work before retiring.

I wish you all the best with your furry kids.

Edwin
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accad Premium
Hahaha, Edwin as if they are in the wildwood no cages, they can go around and anywhere especially the cats. The dogs the walls around the compound is enough. Actually, one of the cats was shot by a neighbor last year.
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