Being a dog lover, Megastar Sharon Cuneta was ecstatic to have received something furry and unexpected from her best friend, actress Judy Ann Santos – a tiny teacup Maltese.
Cuneta was having her siesta last Nov. 24 when her yaya gently woke her up to introduce her to the surprise, she narrated in her Instagram post today, Dec. 2. When Cuneta opened her eyes, she saw a doggie crate with a ribbon tied to it, with the name Agoncillo. She read the card attached to it first.
“Juday said matagal na daw niya gusto palitan yung gift niya sa akin noon na Bichon Frisé na si Asha, but now lang niya nagawa,” Cuneta said.
(Judy Ann said she wanted to replace her former gift to me, a Bichon Frise named Asha, but she was able to do so only now.)
Cuneta named her new pet Toby, short for Tobias and after one of the characters in her favorite political drama series, “The West Wing.”
“Toby is as long as my slipper and is soooo tiny that I would’ve panicked more if my mini Shih Tzu Wookie hadn’t come three weeks before! He is smaller than any dog I’d ever held before Toby came along and I was so careful and scared whenever I held him and whenever he would go to the edge of my bed!” she said.
Toby is now three months old and his playmates are Wookie and Pixie. Wookie plays rough with Pixie, while Pixie is gentle with Toby. Cuneta is so in love with her fur babies that she can’t wait to move to her new house. She believes there will be more than enough room for all her dogs there.
“Kaya lang more than two years pa pala daw bago matapos sabi ng contractor ko,” she revealed. (But it will take two years more to be completed, according to my contractor.)
For now, Cuneta is enjoying the company of her 10 well-behaved dogs at home.
“In the farm are my Chow Chow Mochi, KC’s Chow Chow Po, KC’s Shih Tzu Grandpa, and Kakie’s Beagles Bea [and] daughter Cupcake! Plus our baby aspin JJ!,” she enumerated. “They are all coming home with us to the ‘big house’ once it’s done.” JB