If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. Mark Twain

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Please Tell Me What Have I Done Wrong.....?

Written By Tia Tan from the feelings of Tessa

It was early in the morning, my owner took the leash out and I wagged my tail happily, excited that we were going for a walk. After walking for a while, my owner tied me to an outdoor water pipe and walked away. I thought my owner was going away to buy something and that it wasn’t convenient to bring me along, so I waited there patiently. Minutes passed… then hours… but my owner never came back for me. The sun was getting hotter and hotter. There wasn’t any water and food for me - I was so tired, thirsty and hungry.

I was hopeful that my owner will come back for me but she never did. Fear and panic started to creep in. What did I do wrong? Why am I left here alone, tied to the water pipe, with no shade, water and food? I could not believe my owner could be so heartless to me. 

A kind uncle walked past and took pity on me. He gave me some water to drink and I lapped it up gratefully. He then left. After a while, he came back, untied me and brought me upstairs. I overheard him saying to this kind lady that he called ‘daughter-in-law’ that he saw me tied there from 8.30am to 1pm under the sweltering sun with no food and water. I don’t know how human time works but it felt like an awfully long time.

They fed me some food - I was so hungry that I finished everything! My rescuer commented that I am very friendly and sweet and have an extremely good temperament. I love wagging my tail and I get along with children and other dogs. I play well with her daughter and nieces. She was impressed that I didn’t even bark back at her dog when her dog barked at me.

I heard them commenting that I am so skinny, my nails are so long and my limbs are covered with sores. You see, my owner didn’t take very good care of me. Despite that, I still love my owner very much.

They brought me to the vet and the vet said that despite being malnourished, I am healthy. My gums are so bad, they can’t really estimate my age. I’m not sure how old I am; my owner never celebrated birthdays with me. The vet said that I might be about 6-8 years old.

I am very lucky that they managed to find me a foster home to stay in. However, my foster will be traveling soon by the end of October and I will once again be homeless.

I am a female Fox Terrier and my foster calls me Tessa. Will you please give me a home? I am very gentle and I don’t bark. I love children and am easily contented.

Please give me a chance. I will love you with all my heart if you just let me into your life. I am HDB approved. If you would like to adopt/foster me, please call Tia at 96414903 or email riko8@yahoo.com.

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