Here is a dog and his boy. The boy is 4 and the size of a 2 1/2 yr old child. he is autistic and can only scream or grunt. But does so with a purpose in mind, not just to make noise. He is one of 7 kids of a prostitute. 2nd youngest. He relates well to the puppy and they play and interact together on the filthy floor. One thing in common that dogs and small children have is a total lack of understanding of germs…. But they are happy together. They live in a shack with a tin roof on a hillside overlooking Catbalogan on the island of Samar.
They do not own the land and if the owner decided to develop the land, they would be evicted. The father is a tricycle driver who makes about $3 a day riding people around the small town. His mother is an alcoholic and has rages of frustration as she is not happy with her life at 33. When she was 15 and went into prostitution, she was the center of a lot of attention and made good money. Now at 33 and 7 kids later, her own daughter is 16 and testing the waters of prostitution. The cycle continues…. Meanwhile, the small autistic boy plays with the puppy, totally unaware of his own plight in life.