He Loves the Rain! Fur Dad Sweetly Carries His Paraplegic Dog to Enjoy Nature's Shower

He Loves the Rain! Fur Dad Sweetly Carries His Paraplegic Dog to Enjoy Nature's Shower

“I will take care of you until the end, my furry son,” said Agea Santos, who continues to cherish his dog, Alvin, even though the dog suffered a stroke and can hardly walk.

Alvin has always loved the rain, and even though his lower body is now paralyzed, his fur dad would not let him miss the joy of taking a refreshing shower under the sky. The water cools Alvin's body and calms his mind. It's part of the healing power of nature that is beneficial even for dogs and other animals.

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“He lost mobility on his left side, including his eyesight, as a result of the stroke, so he is slowly relearning how to walk. He was undergoing physiotherapy with a professional and acupuncture with another; he will return soon since it is really beneficial to his recuperation,” explained Santos.

It's a long road toward recovery, and no one can tell the future. But what is constant is Santos's unwavering love and support for his furry friend.

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They say that a dog is a man's best friend because their kind of love is unconditional. But there are humans who can also express such love for their companion animals. It's a two-way street for many human families and their fur babies.

Yes, it's being reported in the news how animal shelters are now being overwhelmed by dogs, cats, and other pets that are being returned by people who adopted them during the pandemic. They are now letting them go due to the financial impact of COVID-19 and other tragic events.

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Nevertheless, we hear about Ukrainians who have taken their pets with them as they fled their war-torn countries. And there are people like Santos who will not give up no matter the circumstances. That's real love, the kind of love that animals also deserve from us.

Get well, Alvin! Keep celebrating life with your dad under the blessed rain!

Doris de Luna

For more than 20 years now, I’ve been devoting my heart, energy, and time to fulfilling my dream, which – many people may agree – is not among the easiest aspirations in life. Part of my happiness is having been able to lend a hand to many individuals, companies, and even governments as an investigative journalist, creative writer, TV director, and radio broadcaster.

At home, I spend my free time learning how to cook various cuisines. Tiramisu, chocolate mousse, and banoffee pie are my favorite desserts. Playing with our dogs, Mushu and Jerusalem, is also a special part of my day. And, of course, I read a lot – almost anything under the sun. But what really makes me feel alive is meeting people from various walks of life and writing about their stories, which echo with the tears and triumph of an unyielding spirit, humanity, and wisdom.

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