Sarah Geronimo grew up loving animals. her mom, Divine Geronimo, says they always had pets at home.
The young star who charmed her way into the hearts of audiences with her powerful voice and heartfelt acting--and whose teamup with John Lloyd Cruz in "A Very Special Love" and "You Changed My Life" has made her a top box-office draw--has a special fondeness for dogs. So on her 19th birthday on July 25, 2007, her parents gifted her with a Yorkshire terrier, whom she named Chacha.
Two days before Christmas dat that year, Chacha gave birth to four little Yorkies--Alvin, Venice, Evolet and Shennie. "Ang ganda ngang Christmas gift sa amin," says Mommy Divine.
Aside from Chacha and her babies, Sarah also owns a chihuahua named Harry and a miniature schnauzer anmed Potter. In addition, her family owns five "aspins" or asong Pinoy, namely, Chuchay, Pogie, Bukol, Cho and Annie.
With so many dogs in the house--12 to be exact--Sarah has to share dog-parenting duties with her siblings Johna, Sunshine and Ezekiel. Their dad, Delfin, takes care of the dogs; grooming.
After a hard day's work, Sarah comes home and dotes on her dogs to take the stress away. Says Mommy Divine of her 20-year-old daughter: "Kahit anong aso, magiliw siya talaga." The dogs, needless to say, lovingly return the affection.
[Guys, these are the captions from Sarah's phots with her dogs in the same issue. I hope someone can scan the photos. Here goes]:
(1) Sarah is particularly close to Chacha, the Yorkie in a bee costume. "Pinakabantay niya si Chacha," says her Mommy Divine. "Katabi niya sa pagtulog." Mommy Divine adds that no one can come close to Sarah when the young star is asleep and Chacha is on guard: "Nagagalit si Chacha. Ayaw paistorbo."
(2) With Sarah is Cristalle Henares, daughter of Dr. Vicki Belo. The photo shoot was Cristalle's gift to Sarah, who is an endorser of Belo Essentials, a line of skin products that Cristalle manages. It was held at Blow-Up Babies, a photography studio co-owned by Cristelle's brother, film director Quark Henares.
Cristalle is holding Chacha and Potter, while Sarah is holding Harry. Potter was given to Sarah by a fan. "Si Harry, bigay ng aming Charmee family," says Mommy Divine, referring to Charmee feminine pads, which Sarah also endorses.
Edited by ashtin, 21 March 2009 - 02:56 AM.