Female humans and primates have similar menstrual cycle, while dogs have their own.
Dog’s cycle is called heat, also called estrus cycle which occurs twice or less in a year.
In the case of huwana, our kape-brown chihuahua, only last october 7 when we noticed the red spots on her cushion that at first were drops of blood oozing out of the gash of wound in my arm.
I thought that the blood moon that i was searching in the sky a while ago put a curse on me, as i was not really wounded, hurt and felt no pain as far as i could remember during that time.
After inspection and finding no single wound in any part of my body again and again, i came to wonder about the little bit change in wanay’s behaviour and ponder on her birth date which was august last year.
Alas, i began to think that huwana was having the very first experience of femalehood in her life.
Exactly fourteen months after her birth could be our doggie’s second heat, the first one had gone unnoticed i supposed, but still i could also be wrong.
Google has indicated that heat cycles can vary but the most common is between 9 and 12 months of age.
Other information is somewhat the same like the one from a dog-shop owner who said one year old for dogs to make the first heat to be repeated after five months.
Females have heat cycles throughout their lives unlike primates. Dogs do not go into menopause as they age. Instead, their heat cycles gradually stretch out in length.
A cycle consists four stages: proestrus, estrus, diestrus and anestrus with different physical and hormonal events that accompany each stage.
The first phase is proestrus lasting about 9 days but can range from 3 to 17 days in length on the average.
Second is estrus which actually refers to the entire cycle that lasts about 9 days but can span from 3 to 21 days.
Most but not all females are amusingly flirtatious during estrus, poking the male with their nose, play-bowing, pushing their rear end into his chest and lifting their tail to one side, called “flagging.”
This is is being called as “standing heat” which means her eggs will mature in 2 or 3 days after release from the ovaries before fertilization.
Diestrus is the third phase of the heat cycle. It can range from 50 to 80 days, averaging about 60 days in length.
This phase will begin regardless of whether the female has been bred or is pregnant. Her body acts like it is pregnant and can also enter a false pregnancy in this stage.
Females that are not really pregnant may start to “mother” other animals and/or toys during this time, but they will not accept a male.
The fourth and last phase of the heat cycle is anestrus which can last from 130 to 250 days.
There are dogs, like the Dingo and the Basenji, that have very long anestrus periods and only go through one heat cycle annually.
During anestrus, females are not sexually active. This is a resting phase, where the body starts to prepare itself for another heat cycle.
Huwana, our own doggie, is in this stage, and it does not matter whether it is proestrus, estrus, diestrus or anestrus, na hindi ko naman talaga maintindihan o makabisa man lang, basta ang alam ko eh naglalanding aso at si wanay ay asong malandi na nangangailangan ng isang kapeng barako.
Humans have such thing as “mulong”, a sociological process that is rooted out of poverty, while pigs have “bulog” for commerce of men.
Nagpapamulong ang isang ina upang maging kagampan matapos magpakandi, magpahindot, o sa malinaw na malinaw na salita ay magpapabuntis para lang mabuntis, maglihi at manganak upang magkakuwarta at pagkaperahan ang ipapanganak, dahil sa kahirapan ng buhay.
Dahilan daw sa matinding pangangailangan kung kaya ginagawa ito ng isang ina na magdadala sa sinapupunan sa loob ng singkad na siyam na buwan at magluluwal ng sanggol sa sahod-lampin na gagamiting lalagyan ng isang walang kamuwangmuwang sa buhay upang ialay sa kandili ng ibang tao, sa ngalan ng salapi.
Mabuti pa ang aso na hindi papayag na mahiwalay ang mga anak, magpapasuso at didilaan ang kanyang mga tuta upang lumaking malusog … hinding-hindi mamimigay ng mga anak kaninuman dahil merong tunay at wagas na pagmamahal bilang isang ina.
Ano kaya, ganito rin ba si wanay kung sakaling makasta ng isang magiting at tunay na lalaki? abangan ang susunod na kabanata …
Syzygy describes an interesting configurations of planets in general.
On March 21, 1894, planet mercury transited the sun as seen from venus so that mercury and venus did the same alignment with the sun as seen from saturn.
Also, the term is used to describe situations when all the planets are on the same side of the sun although they are not necessarily in a straight line, such as what occurred on march 10, 1982 according to astronomical records.
On june 3, 2014, it was observed that planet mercury did the same with the sun, but such astronomical transit was actually observed, aside from earth, but from another celestial body.
And this time again, syzygy now being called selenelion, the perfect alignment or configuration of earth, moon and the sun, and the lunar eclipse, also called as blood moon, are being waited to be seen between 5 and 9 pm of october 8, 2014, most especially in the philippines but with a twist.
Pero mangyari kaya ito?
Mayon volcano which has the most perfect cone daw sitting in bicol as it observes and watches the blood moon with all people of the world can erupt anytime to make true the slogan “only in the philippines” or “it’s more fun in the philippines” if we can rely of what volcanologists say . .
Magkasabay kaya sila? kung magkaganon, malalagay na naman ang pilipitnas sa world record … sino kaya ang unang mananalo, ang volcanologist o ang astronomost? heheheh!
Maghanda na ang mga pinoy para sa selfie phenomenon ng mayon o buwan, mamili na kayo kung ano ang gusto nyo! magkodakan parasa kababalaghan parasapinga! …. dyandyaraaaaan!
Pero si ompong alyas vongfong ay kasalukuyang bumibisita at nakikiusyo rin, hindi para manood at mag-selfie kasama ng pagsabog ng bulkan habang kumuha ng dugo sa buwan …
sa halip ay mambabayo daw ng pinakamalakas na hangin, ulan at alon na regalo mula sa lusong ng philippine sea patungo sa hilaga ng hapon … siya kaya ang manalo?
at eto pa, mas malakas pa raw si ompong kaysa ating yolanda na naging record holder ng mundo, pero hindi natin malaman kung magkakasabay-sabay sina ompong, bulkan at buwan …
o dios na mahabagin, ama namin!