Fine traditions never grow old. This weekend, we send best wishes to all mothers (including pet moms!) and celebrate one of ours, the exuberant and warm Dr Chan Mun Ling, who always makes everyone feel welcomed. Happy Mother’s Day!
I knew I wanted to be a vet since I was 4 years old
The best part of being a vet is the satisfaction of seeing a patient getting well and the happiness and relief it brings to the family. The toughest part has to be parting with patients I have formed a bond with.
on the way to motherhood
the sweetest moment of motherhood?
It has to be hearing Yi Tian saying, “I love you, mommy. I want to be with your everyday!” The toughest part of motherhood? Disciplining her and imparting good values.
the best gift for our family is our time
We work long hours and weekends at the clinic. I pre-arrange my social schedule to ensure I spend at least part of all off days with my daughter. I also wake up early in the morning to spend some time with her and get her ready for school. Every evening, I will read her two story books before bedtime.
yi tian grew up with blackie and biscuit
When Yi Tian was younger, she could not understand how to be gentle with Blackie and Biscuit. She kept pulling their tails and ears but Blackie and Biscuit tolerated it. Now she is better . She walks Biscuit at the park everyday, shares her snacks and will try to carry her up the stairs (Biscuit is old now and has difficulty getting up stairs).
GROWING UP WITH A PET HAS NUMEROUS BENEFITS
By including Yi Tian in the daily care of Biscuit like feeding, walking and bathing, she learns good values like responsibility, patience, empathy and compassion. The emotional bonding also helps to increase her confidence and improve her social skills with people. It will be very sad when Yi Tian loses Biscuit one day but she will learn about mortality and to accept loss in life.
do not procrastinate
Whether for work or family life, if you want something done, it is best to focus and do it quickly yourself. Do not procrastinate. Accept that obstacles may appear and simply do your best to manage it.
my message to all mothers on mother’s day
Live in the moment and appreciate the joy of family!