An amazing pet shop

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By Mark Vargas


Friday, August 1, 2014

AS I entered the ABW Wall Pet Shop located at Burgos-Hilado Sts. in Bacolod, I was amazed with the ambience of the store because I feel I was underwater with so many fishes and I feel like Dyesebel. I could also feel that I am flying with the birds and I am Wonder Woman.

I was invited by Roy Cajilig and her sister Rose Jauod to attend the fourth anniversary of her son's pet shop business. The owner is Aaron Wallis who is a lover of animals and the animals love him, too.

I brought with me my mom Remedios Vargas and we were warmly welcomed by Roy and Rose.


Aaron toured us around by Aaron. I was astonished to see so many colorful fishes like freshwater stingray, alligator gar, electric catfish, goliath tiger fish and vampire tetra. I saw gold fishes from the varieties of ranchu, oranda, ryukin, panda moore, pearl scale and telescopic eyes. Aaron told me they are all imported.

And the queen of all and the most expensive is arowana. Aaron has all kinds of arowanas, with certificates.

Roy said a small arowana costs P15,000. I heard it could even reach more than P100,000 if it is already. Arowanas ar are believed to bring luck to the business.

Also at the pet shop, I found a very cute white hairy kitten inside the cage and it is a Himalayan kitten.
I am not fond of rodents but they have white mice, white rat, hooded rat, teddy hamster, dwarf hamster and gerbils.

They also have pet dogs like chihuaha, shih tzu, mini pinscher, Siberian husky and many more.

The pet shop has a big cage where African love birds and budgies are housed. Aaron informed me that they do aquascaping for all sizes of aquariums.

Wikipedia says aquascaping is the craft of arranging aquatic plants, as well as rocks, stones, cavework, or driftwood, in an aesthetically pleasing manner within an aquarium—in effect, gardening under water.

After the tour, we dined to celebrate the four years of good business for ABW Wall Pet Shop.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 01, 2014.


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