Our dogs. "W" is the one in the middle. <3
Photo credit: Daddy
My Baba is an amazing Father and over the years I've witnessed his incredible strength and character. I've only seen him cry once and I will never forget it for as long as I live.
I was visiting my parents (I think on break from Uni) when I walked into the kitchen to see my Father sitting at the table. I looked at him and knew immediately something was very wrong. At that moment, right before my eyes he began to sob. I stood there frozen. I had never seen my Father cry a tear much less weep. I didn't know what to do or what was wrong. I felt helpless and afraid to move.
I walked towards him and put my hand on his back to comfort him. Asking him what was wrong and thinking the worse. He tried his best to utter the words that his beloved dog, "W", died. He was too upset to talk and the tears kept falling. I honestly do not remember what happened after that because it was so traumatic to see my Father in such a state.
Later my brother told me that he and Dad had taken the dogs to the boat. Dad went for a jog with "W" while my brother stayed on the boat with the other dogs. When they returned from the run "W" collapsed on the pier and fell in the water. My Father who is trained to react in emergency situations and has personally saved lives stood there looking at his favorite dog lying at the bottom of the water. He was stunned and he couldn't move. He started screaming for my brother and when he heard my Father he leaped off the top floor of the boat and ran to where they were on the pier. My brother jumped in the water and dove down to grab "W" from the bottom of the clear, shallow bay knowing that he was already dead.
We found out from the vet that "W" had a heart attack and that is why he collapsed after the run. It was a tragic loss for my entire family because we love all of our dogs like they are human. That was the first and last time I saw my Father cry from a broken heart.
When I read late last night about the poisoning of innocent stray dogs in Kuwait on both Desert Girl and American Girl’s blogs I immediately began to cry. This barbaric murder and inhumane treatment has to stop now.
Poisoning stray dogs not only causes a slow and painful death for one of God's creatures but also puts your pets and children at risk when they are outdoors.
God knows how much I cried writing this post. Please do something about this Kuwait.
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