Gil saved a little puppy named Jake, a golden retriever, from death in the dog pound. Gil once belonged to a cult of circumcision artists in his homeland of Manila, Philippines. A genius, an artist of the flesh, Gil transforms Jake into a walking, talking biped through surgery, gene therapy and mechanical prosthetics.
Jake's time with Gil is both painful and rewarding, a time of growing awareness and physical pain, leading to an unusual journey of self discovery. From dark alleys, to riches, to the great unknown - there are lessons to be learned in this dog-man's transformation.