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A new friend


It's our third day in koh Phagnan. Last night we went for a walk down to the beach and had a play on the rope swing on the beach. It was really funny until this dog that we had played with earlier came bounding over and started biting the rope underneath me like I was a big swinging target. I was climbing up and swinging round with this big mad dog jumping up at me so I just jumped off and ran haha. Then, as we were coming back up to our bungalow I heard this jingling sound from behind me. I looked round and saw this tiny little dog with curly hair that looked just like a sheep, following us up the stairs. We gave him a stroke, then closed the door on him leaving him on our porch, but then we heard him crying and felt really sorry for him. When I came out with a yoghurt pot full of water for him, I saw him cowering under a bench while two kittens were closing in on him. It was like pet safari! I scared away the cats I they kept lurking in the darkness like tigers in the jungle. I gave him the water and he picked it up with his little mouth and dropped it on his paw spilling it everywhere. Now I know Brad pretends not to really like animals but I could tell he thought he was cute as well. I sat with him for a while, scaring off the cats until I went inside to watch breaking bad but I felt terrible hearing his little bell outside and hearing him crying. I hoped that he would find his way home by the morning.
Then morning came, and I awoke to this really loud deep barking.I didn't think it could be from our little dog from the night before, so I went outside to see this giant wolf dog scaring the little one into a corner and barking at him. I tried forages to chase him off with a deck chair but he was much less scared than me. Eventually I sort of jabbed him with it and guarded the little one until he went away. By now it was nearly nine, so I went out down the road with this little tiny dog following behind me, asking around if anyone knew where he lived but nobody did, and to make matters worse I picked up two more dogs in the process who chased and barked at him. Needless to say, he ended up coming home with me again. We got him some mackerel from 7/11 which he wolfed down as we ate breakfast. All along the road big dogs were chasing him, barking at him and scaring him to death. The dogs here are like something off fight club I swear they're all gnarly and mean. This restaurant manager told us our best bet was to take him to the police, which we did but they didn't seem to care at all and pretty much told us to look after it from now which is not ideal when we have one night left here. We left our room number incase anyone is looking and we asked around but it seems this little fella is pretty unwanted. So I bought him some more fish, and we took him down the beach for a swim and Brad built him a shelter make from sticks and his shirt. Needless to say we now are trying to find his home as soon as possible but it doesn't look very likely at all and he is following us everywhere!

Posted by Kirstyonwroot 00:14 Archived in Thailand

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