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By Manya Vee 

A sweet meow, and a new life | Like a Girl


Last updated 4/21/2022 at 9:38am

Sometimes life’s sweetest moments sneak up on you.

When I lived in Taiwan in the late ’80s, I noticed how differently folks there treated pets. Hardly anyone had a cat. After all, it was widely known that cats bring bad luck. Dogs, on the other hand, brought good luck. Yet few owned a dog. Fewer still treated that dog with love and care.

Street dogs were a common site, often riddled with mange and ringworm rendering them disgusting to behold.

A common joke told each winter was about how, on one dark and cold evening, all those appalling street dogs would suddenly disappear. The next da...

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