Dr Abe V Rotor
Niko at 10; below, 5 years after
Photos taken August 7, 2012 at the height of a super
flood that hit Metro Manila and neighboring provinces.
His bark resonates at the crossroad,
standing through his den,
night watch of the neighborhood,
and pet to the children.
A brave life this Doberman leads,
trustworthy its essence;
Who would dare trespass his niche,
or ignore his presence?
Oh, how the years quickly passed,
and age pushed to the edge;
Niko the brave, the alert no longer,
waits gentle on the ledge. ~
By human standard, 1:7 age ratio, Niko is a centenarian.