Dogs are often symbolized as guardians or protectors. There are tons of stories about dogs showing loyalty toward their owners. Even stray dogs, deprived of love and affection, and who have been mɪsᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴇᴅ, are capable of the greatest love and care.
On March 3, 2020, Ake Srisuwan posted two photos of the dogs and the elderly woman on his Facebook page. The first picture is a close-up shot of a stray dog sitting beside the poor grandma lying on the riverside. The other picture showed a wider shot of the riverbank along with another dog lying slightly farther away, but parallel to the position of the old lady. In these pictures, you can see two stray dogs lying next to an elderly woman in the mud, as if protecting her.
The author of the photographs noticed this scene while walking along the river bank. He could not even understand whether this woman was alive or not. And if she was alive, why she was in such a situation?
Approaching the scene and taking a closer look, he thought that the woman was sick or injured. He decided to ask the local people if someone knew something. Some people claimed that the old woman may have been drunk and unknowingly came to the river and ended up sleeping there. Apparently, she didn’t realize that sleeping in this place was too dangerous, as the river was quite dirty and inhabited by unknown sea creatures.
Others say that this old woman turned out to be a ʙʟɪɴᴅ homeless person. She somehow fell asleep on the river bank, surrounded by two caring stray dogs. All this time, the dogs were next to her, protecting her. And not wanting to leave her alone in this state.
Apparently, no one knew the real reason why she was here. Since the area was considered unsafe, Ake, worried, decided to take the woman and the dogs to a safe place, to a local hospital, and ask for help.
The story spread so quickly that it reached the authorities. They soon responded with a decision to help this woman and the dogs find shelter and home. After investigating, the local authorities said that this woman was a ʙʟɪɴᴅ homeless person, and she ғᴇʟʟ while crossing this road. Fortunately, this lost dog stayed with her all night until someone found them.
People who saw the photo felt sympathy and pity for the woman lying asleep on the muddy riverbank. Some comments also commended the dogs’ loyalty for never abandoning the woman.