Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My First Dog Ever: Apple's Story Part 2

I had Apple for more than 8 years. And within those 8 years, the most memorable moment I had of her was during a rainy day where she'd been moaning and whining. My mom had her tied to a coconut tree with adequate shelter. She had given birth to a litter of puppies a week before.

Since an old belief about mother dogs states that they're prone to biting anyone due to their protectiveness, she had her tied again. Apple's bed is a large slab of stone with clothing placed on top. She'd been whimpering for 5 minutes already and the rain was getting stronger. I looked and tried to decipher her sense of alarm. Little did I know that one of her puppies was stuck under the rock and she was trying to get him out.

I saw the water flowing into the hole under the rock. She was desperately digging it. I approached her, against the objection of our helper, and peered through the hole slowly filling with muddy water. I found the little blind thing crying out. I took him out and placed him on top of the rock with his litter. Apple stopped whining and secured the tiny one in place. It felt really good to help that day. To cover the hole, I took a rock nearby and covered the darn thing so it won't trap anymore puppies in the future. 


  1. Wow, poor little puppy. Good thing you still went against what people told you and got the puppy.

  2. Lol, yes. When you're young and people say that everything you do is bad for you, it's quite nice to accomplish something good by following your gut.

    Yes, surprisingly, he grew into a big and old dog with the family my mom gave him too.


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