A pair of two stray puppies were recently rescued and adopted by Buddhist nuns in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and you may just die of cuteness overload when you hear their story.
When the adorable dogs were rescued and adopted, the Buddhist nuns quickly realized that the two pups were inseparable. So inseparable, in fact, that one of the pups would not stop hugging the the other. It seemed that the dogs had developed an extremely close bond with one another, so much so that the nuns discovered that the dogs would act troubled and upset when they were separated. Although the story is a cute one, it brings to light a deeper issue about what the dogs must have gone through before being rescued.
Here’s their story.
The stray puppies were found roaming the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, which is one of the most populated cities in Vietnam.
Stray dogs are a common sight to see in Ho Chi Minh City, and at first no one paid much attention to the two pups.
Soon, a group of Buddhist nuns came across the puppies.
Realizing they were strays and in dire need of food and water, they decided to take the pups with them back to the temple.
Once the nuns brought the two dogs back to the temple, they were fed and given water.
Soon, the nuns realized that the dog who was bigger in size was doing something rather peculiar with the smaller dog. They noticed that it was always holding on to the younger pup, as if protecting him.
Although it was a cute sight to see, the nuns were worried about what the dogs had gone through that made them so attached to one another.
After the nuns at the Buddhist temple took the dogs in, they were gradually reintroduced back into regular life.
Eventually, the dogs became more confident when they separated from one another. They also became more comfortable and confident around the nuns and their surroundings, and began to do things on their own.
The dogs are still shy and easily scared at times, but are growing and learning every day. They are in good hands and are learning the ways of life outside of the streets.
Although the bigger dog is still struggling, he is said to have gained more confidence and is now more relaxed and at ease when separated from the smaller dog.
If you’ve recently taken in a stray that may or may not have been traumatized while it was on the streets, here are some great tips to use to help it transition into its new home.
Firstly, make sure that your rescue is comfortable and that they feel at home. If he or she feels comfortable in their new home, the transition will be much easier.
Try not to give your dog too much attention at first. Show your affection at a slow but consistent pace. If you shower your new pup with too much love and affection, it may cause some separation anxiety later on down the road.
The dog should be in a calm environment with lots of playtime, toys and physical activities. The physical and mental well-being of dogs are crucial at this time, so be sure that they’re in an active, playful environment.