It was a hot day in Dubai when Anand Raman decided to visit his sister at work. It seemed like everyone was trying to stay calm – including a dirty, young dog looking for shade under a car parked in his sister’s office.
“He was under a car eating scraps of food that some workers had left for him,” Raman said. “His skin was mistreated and his legs were not very well.”
Despite all this, when the dog saw Raman, he came running like a long-lost friend. Raman was not planning to save a life that day, but a look at the happy puppy and he knew he had no choice.
“He approached me with a curious but excited disposition, wagging his tail excitedly,” he said. “His behaviour is what initially made me fall in love with him.”
“We then stayed there for a while on the sidewalk and he was happy to get attention from me for a while,” Raman said. “I took him to the car and he immediately fell asleep on my shoulder”
With the help of his sister and brother-in-law, Raman was able to take the dog directly to the vet. “He was exhausted when I first took him in. That’s why he fell asleep immediately on the drive to the hospital,” Raman said.
At the clinic, Raman learned the reason behind the dog’s faltering legs: he had rickets on both forelegs due to malnutrition. Fortunately, the condition is treatable and will not have lasting effects.
Finally, at home, Raman bathed the dog and was shocked by what he revealed: “I was surprised to discover that his fur was really white after all the dirt had come out of his body.”
Raman named the dog Snowy – the faithful dog from the comic “The Adventures of Tintin.”
But teaching the young dog who spent his entire life surviving on the streets, to live in a home was more difficult than Raman anticipated.
“Putting him inside a house, in the beginning, was not easy,” Raman said. “He was not sure where to go and what to explore. So he just sat in a corner.”
“When I took him for a walk, he was constantly terrified that I would leave him back on the streets. Then he pulled the leash away from me and ran back to the parking lot of our complex of buildings,
Two months later, Snowy finally understood that he was loved.
“He sleeps all day and waits for us to get home from work, which is when he greets us with love and we return the same to him,” Raman said. “He also gets incredibly well with any dog he meets and is very well behaved with children and guests.”
Snowy kept something of his past, though. He still loves hugs from his father – even when he is not sleepy.
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Source: The Dodo