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Manny Pacquiao’s dog, Pacman
The boxer trains the dog, and vice versa
Manny Pacquiao has a Jack Russell Terrier that he named Pacman. Pacman is his running companion when Manny jogs around Los Angeles’ trails and streets. Pacman is a pretty fast runner, and it’s not easy keeping up with him. Because of this, you could say that Manny Paquiao’s Pacman doubles as his trainer.
Pacquiao likes to teach his dog tricks. The usual “sit,” “lie down,” and “shake hands,” but he has yet to get the dog to stop chasing squirrels. Pacman also travels to the Philippines with Manny, and goes to Las Vegas when Manny has fights. I guess you could say this is a well traveled pet.
Jogging with Pacman from Baguio to Hollywood
Pacman has even gone jogging with Pacquiao around Baguio City’s hills, and up the hills of Hollywood, all the way up to the Hollywood sign. Pacman runs ahead of his boss, and chases coyotes away, the Wall Street Journal said.
Pacquiao is allergic to Pacman’s hair, so they don’t sleep together. Of late, Pacman has gained weight. He eats a hearty diet – beef jerky and kebabs. He doesn’t run as fast as he used to. Pacman entered Manny’s life in 2008 and has his own dog sitter.
Pacquaio loves his dog, even if Pacman has already ruined three sofas at the dog friendly Mandalay hotel in Las Vegas, which the boxer replaced.
Pacquiao may have lost his last two fights, and we personally would prefer that he stops fighting altogether. He is already a boxing legend and he has many other options.
But we are happy that he has a dog that he’s come to love so much. Pacquiao ran away from home when he was a boy in the Philippines because his father ate his pet dog, an askal (sreet dog) which is considered the lowest category dog in the Philippines. Askals are often eaten in a dish called Azucena.. He lived on the streets sleeping on a piece of cardboard. But at the age of 14 his boxing talent was recognized and he became a professional boxer, the Telegraph Co. UK said.
Here’s some videos of Manny Pacquiao and Pacman