Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Stray Dog Brings Gifts To The Woman Who Feeds Him.

Where Was He?

Where Was He?

Orawan Kaewla-iat / Facebook

She had made some rice that morning and it was steaming hot. So, she spooned some into the bowls. Then the dogs crowded around her as they tried getting to the food. But something wasn’t right. Why wasn’t Tua Plu among them? Her eyes searched for him among the other dogs. Then, fear crept down her spine when she saw him. There was something in his mouth, which left her shaken to the core.

She Was Worried

She Was Worried

Orawan Kaewla-iat / Facebook

Orawan Kaewla-iat had a daily routine. She cooked rice for a bunch of stray dogs in her neighborhood in Krabi, Thailand. She was living at the City Police’s housing, but it was only temporary. This worried her. Who would look after the dogs after she moved? She was particularly concerned for Tua Plu. Unlike his brethren, Tua Plu was in a class of his own.

Never Forget

Never Forget

Orawan Kaewla-iat / Facebook

Kaewla-iat had bonded with the dog she named Tua Plu, which in English means “Winged Bean.” She gave him that name because he was always such a cheerful dog with a temperament that was oh-so endearing. Both he and his mother waited patiently for their chance to eat just like they did every other day. But then he did something that would ensure she never forgot about him.

Don’t Forget The Collar

Don’t Forget The Collar

Orawan Kaewla-iat / Facebook

In Thailand, dogs without collars get taken to be euthanized. So, Kaewla-iat put a collar on Tua Plu’s neck so he would be safe out there. Kaewla-iat had always been fond of animals, which is why she couldn’t stand seeing a stray go hungry. So, she made sure she fed and cared for as many animals as possible. But being a street dog wasn’t easy.

No Disparity

No Disparity

Orawan Kaewla-iat / Facebook

Stray dogs continued to arrive at her proverbial doorstep every day, and they were starving. Some of them were wild because they were born on the streets. Other dogs were abandoned by their owners. So, people were moved by Kaewla-iat's efforts. But not everyone in the neighborhood was happy with what Kaewla-iat was doing. As far as they were concerned, there was no disparity between vermin and stray dogs.

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