Originally Posted at YG-LIFE
[엑스포츠뉴스=김현정 기자] The charismatic idol group WINNER is also puppy and kitten daddies.
The second part of WINNER’s segment on SBS’s TV Animal Farm aired on June 25. The segment is titled “REAL DADDY DIARY”.
WINNER has been living with a dog and three cats for two years now. Their names are Ote, Jonnie, Ray, and Bay.
WINNER’s mornings start by taking care of their pets. MINO stepped on Ote’s poop and showed it to HOON. HOON freaked out and joked, “There’s a saying that goes it’s hard to find even dog poop when you really need it. Hope you use it well.”
Ote shook his tail, and MINO showed his affection for Ote despite his little slip-up. MINO said, “I’m supposed to be stern, but I can’t. So, I think Ote is confused.”
HOON felt bad for making fun of MINO, so he washed MINO’s feet. HOON said, “Ote is my baby, but I have a great affection for MINO. One could say I’ve raised him since he was a trainee.”
Members were worried that Jonnie were being bullied by other pets, so they set up cameras to watch them. However, when the members were out, things were quite the opposite. Ote, who is always playful, became timid in front of Jonnie. Jonnie even stole Ote’s food and hit Ray. MINO said, “She’s not the outcast. She’s the leader. I’m shocked” and apologized to Ote for falsely accusing him of bullying Jonnie.
It turned out that Ote, the only dog among the four pets, was the outcast. He lost confidence when the members were not around. WINNER members invited a pet specialist to boost Ote’s confidence. They played games to make Ote feel a sense of achievement. They even fixed him up with a female dog, and he seemed to be happier than ever before.
Afterwards, WINNER took their pets to the YG recording studio. They made a song for their dog and cats to make special memories. YOON said, “I love having a role as a caregiver.” MINO said, “The work I do makes me feel empty sometimes, but I feel healed when I’m with them.” HOON said, “Ote will always be in my life no matter what.”