Dogs have always been a part of Mandy Wong’s (黃智雯) life when she was growing up. After becoming an actress, she always dreamed of having her own dog but hesitated due to her long working hours.
When Mandy met Mochi, a 4-month-old female Pomeranian this year, she could not resist the dog’s cuteness and brought her home. Ironically, Mandy took in Mochi when she was busiest filming for Secret Door <隱門> and travelling to China for several months.
Luckily, Mandy’s mother helped take care of Mochi. “I thought about it for awhile before deciding to take care of Mochi. I could feel a connection when she looked at me— maybe this is fate.”
When Mandy was filming in China, she worried whether Mochi would forget her, so she had nightly video calls with the dog. “When I returned to Hong Kong, Mochi stared at me as if I was a stranger when I entered the house. I was disappointed. Once I started talking to her in the same high-pitched voice as the video calls, it jogged her memory and she immediately shook her tail excitedly and kept spinning in circles!”
Like many attached dog owners, Mandy views Mochi as her daughter and will often worry about her wellbeing. Even if she finishes work late in the middle of the night, Mandy will fight off her tiredness and play with her. “She will stay by my side silently. Sometimes she’ll kiss or lick me, and instantly the pressure or frustrations from work melt away.”
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.