Nanay got us a new dog. I named him Shadow after Frannie Wei’s dog in Fruitcake. We have had and lost a number of dogs over the years: Tiger, She-Ra, Lucky, Tikoy, to name a few. All our dogs are “native,” or what some people call askal (from “asong kalye” or street dog). Growing up, my siblings and I enjoyed having a dog around although Nanay often complained that we did not take care of our dog enough.