When Ron Ng (吳卓羲) is not working, he likes to spend time with his pets, three cats and a golden retriever. With their unconditional love, Ron is able to feel secure and at ease in the company of his pets.
Triumph in the Skies 2 < 衝上雲宵II> has just ended its run on television. Over the ten years since its first installment, Ron has matured as an actor. Even co-star, Francis Ng (吳鎮宇) saw a marked difference and as a result, treated Ron differently on the set of the sequel, reports Jayne Stars.
Ron said, “Ten years ago, I was a newcomer. Francis used to tell me what feelings to put into each scene. Now, he will question why I acted a certain way. He will not tell me directly what to do, but will give me space to reflect and express myself.” Ron felt fortunate that he has veteran actor Francis as his mentor.
Outside of work, Ron’s solution to de-stress is to spend time with his pets. While Ron has always loved dogs, his love for cats only came about after seeing his friend’s felines. Because of his love for animals, Ron’s house is always filled with them. Currently, his pets include his three cats: 13-year-old Ah Zip, 14-year-old BB and 4-year-old Coffee, as well as his 14-year-old golden retriever, Ah Mo.
Although Ron loves his pets and took care of them for years, he now has to witness their suffering due to advanced years. Ah Mo suffers from joint pains and hearing loss. BB who suffered from sinus since young, was recently found with a tumor in his ear and an enlarged cyst beside his kidney.
If he can prevent it, Ron would not subject the elderly animals to undue stress by putting them through surgeries. Ron prefers to spend more quality time with them and let them have their favorite foods, as long as their health are not compromised.
When Ron needs to play rough with his pets, he will choose the younger Coffee as his partner. Ron had initially wanted to stop getting more pets, but when he saw his friend’s cat’s kitten, it was love at first sight. He named the cat Coffee, who replaced his deceased cat of the same name.
Ron said, “Actually affinity also plays a part when it comes to pets. I did not think much about the first three black cats I saw. But when I set my eyes on the only gray one my friend showed me, the unique pattern on its fur makes it look more like a stray cat than a pedigree. I felt it was so special that I decided to bring it home.”
Surprisingly, Coffee also got along well with the older animals though the other two cats hardly play with it. While Ah Mo may sometimes entertain the younger cat, most of the time he is just as happy playing by himself while entertaining Ron.