Our dogs are like our children, going with us for the rest of their lives, good or bad. They cannot control what may happen to them, including sickness or disease.
For a dog named Bong, his life also began like many others. He is so active and cheerful and well-trained that his owners allow him to roam the neighborhood on his own (which is a custom in this small village). He always comes home, He spends most of the day playing at the park with other dogs.
Then suddenly one morning when he woke up, Bong was ᴘᴀʀᴀʟʏᴢᴇᴅ in his hind legs. Instead of getting proper vet care, he was put in a cardboard box and ʙʀᴜᴛᴀʟʟʏ disposed of.
Fortunately, a kind old woman heard his cry and came to his rescue. She was very upset and even recognized the dog from the neighborhood. She vowed to take care of him day and night. She made sure that Bong was taken care of before she was born. She cleaned him up and used a blanket and some homemade bandages to wrap around his hind legs.
Because he dragged his legs while moving, she had to make sure he wasn’t injured.
She does all she can to keep the dog warm, despite her poverty. But she is rich in other ways she has so much love to give!
When she needed to do housework, Bong always wanted to follow. He loves her very much. It seems that Bong is always sad when he sees other dogs running and jumping. You can see he is sᴜꜰꜰᴇʀɪɴɢ emotionally. He wants to do what his body can no longer do and that is to play like before.
When she saw Bong, she cried. She sees him sᴜꜰꜰᴇʀɪɴɢ and says that if he is found and adopted by a wealthy family, they will be able to pay for his medical care and he will be able to walk again. It made her very sad because she was too poor to get his proper help.
The volunteers stopped when they heard about her and her plight. They have a lot of gifts for Cotton like a new bed and some toys. They also brought him a large bag of food. Bong is so happy. But then they gave Grandma and Bong the best gift ever! They volunteered to take Bong to the vet! Free of charge! It’s time they see if Bong can use his hind legs again.
After magnetic resonance imaging, Mr. Bong was diagnosed with spondylitis. This could be a game changer. Myelitis, in this case, the recovery rate is 70%!
When they told her the news, she cried and cried. She is happy because there is a good chance that Bong will get well again. But she was also sad that he needed to stay in the hospital for a while. She will miss you so much!
Now it’s time for Cotton to be treated! Bong has hope. Volunteers too! This will be an uphill battle but Bong and Grandma have a lot to live for. Let’s cheer for them! He still has a long way to go but we are praying for his full recovery. Can you also pray?