My Dad Wanted To Get Rid Of Our Old Dog. But Then Buddy Saved His Life

My Dad Wanted To Get Rid Of Our Old Dog. But Then Buddy Saved His Life


Hello, everyone! My name is Luna and I am fourteen years old. We’ve all heard that a boomerang returns back
to the person who throws it. Unfortunately my dad and I have recently experienced
this ourselves. So today, I want to share our story. My family comes from Iowa. My father has a farming business where he
grows food crops and vegetables. Since this was the only way we made a living,
we had to protect our farm from being broken into. And that’s why we got Buddy. He was the sweetest dog ever. I was only four years old when we got him,
so we’ve been best friends for years. He was not just a nice pet, he was the best
defense we could get. One night, I woke up because I heard a horrible
noise. Buddy was barking as loud as he could. I rushed to my parents’ room, but my dad was
already on his feet and heading outside with a gun. We opened the front door just in time to see
Buddy lock his teeth on the burglar’s arm. The burglar’s accomplice got away, but he
hadn’t managed to steal anything. This happened a long time ago, and Buddy has
been my hero since that night. But time has not been kind to him. It’s been almost nine years, so he’s obviously
gotten pretty old, but he still kept our farm safe. I started noticing that he had become too
passive and had lost his appetite. He wouldn’t even get excited if I got him
his favorite food anymore. I was getting really worried, but my dad said
he was fine, just old. To tell you the truth, my father never was
a sentimental person. So when our dog got older, he was upset, but
mostly because he thought Buddy wasn’t much of a help anymore. I just could not understand that! One day, I went up to Buddy’s dog shed and
saw that he was just lying there and breathing heavily. He didn’t even notice I had come to him. I ran to my dad immediately and asked him
to drive Buddy to the vet clinic. But would you believe that he refused to do
it and said Buddy had been a good dog and stuff, but that’s life, and it was much easier
to just get a new dog, after all. I burst into tears and begged him for a whole
hour to drive us to the clinic, but he wouldn’t listen. Then I said I was going to go alone, on foot! It was only then that he finally gave up. So, after hours of waiting behind the door
and numerous examinations, the vet gave Buddy an unfavorable diagnosis. He was suffering from a bad stomach ulcer
and he urgently needed surgery. And there was actually not much hope that
it would even help. This news made me feel absolutely miserable
and dejected. But there is no use in crying over spilled
milk. We had to make a decision. My dad and I were silent in the car on our
way back home. Later I heard him talking to my mom in the
living-room and I was sure they were discussing the surgery date. But then I got close enough to overhear their
conversation and heard those horrible words. They were going to put him down the following
morning. I couldn’t believe my own ears. Buddy had been the most devoted creature all
these years and dad was able to just get rid of him so easily. Mom didn’t back me up either. She couldn’t go against my father’s word. But I could. I would not let this happen. So, I called my best friend Peter and asked
him for help. I knew I would not be able to find enough
money for the operation, but I took all my pocket money and Peter generously donated
his. He also suggested organizing a fund for Buddy
and putting posts on the internet. This is the definition of – a true friend. I wish I could’ve gotten my dad to give a
penny. But we didn’t have time for that. We had to take Buddy to a safe place because
my dad could come after him and put his plans into action at any moment. So, we decided to take him back to the vet
clinic and to hope for the vets’ compassion for our poor dog. I snuck out of the house early in the morning
so that nobody would see me. Peter and I had to carry Buddy, because it
was hard for him to walk. The clinic was pretty far from our house,
so we had to get there by bus which took an hour. The vet recognized Buddy and I. We told him how much money we had and about
our situation. We also shared our thoughts about the fund
and asked if he could help us. The vet sighed and said that we didn’t have
even have half of the money needed and also that Buddy didn’t have enough time to wait
until it was all collected. I was about to burst into tears, when he said:
“There’s no such thing as hopeless.” He went out of the room and discussed something
with his colleagues. Then he came back and said that Buddy could
stay in the clinic until the money was raised. He also told us that we could organize the
fund right there in the clinic, so that it was faster, and said to not give up. I was so happy and grateful to that man. He brought my hope back. Of course, when I came home from the clinic,
my dad was very angry with me. I’d never left home without his permission
before and besides, I disobeyed him. But he kind of accepted it all after a while
and left us alone. In just a week we raised the whole some of
money. All the staff of the clinic donated too. They had gotten used to Buddy during that
week and saw how wonderful and sweet he was. The operation was a success and soon afterward
our dog came back home. My mom was so happy. But despite the fact that I’d done it, dad
was still angry with me, I guess. Buddy’s return coincided with another occasion
in our life.” “One day when I came home from school, I saw
an ambulance near our house. I rushed into the house and found my dad lying
on the bed, surrounded by doctors. Buddy was also in the room and he was howling
desperately. There was an accident. My dad was fixing the roof, but he lost his
balance and fell down on the ground. He broke both of his legs and his collarbone. It turned out that it was Buddy who found
him first and brought my mom there. After two surgeries my dad came back home. He knew he would need a lot of time to get
back on his feet, but he was happy he was still alive. Buddy never leaves him and sleeps at his feet. I think that now my father has reviewed his
priorities. He knows what true friendship is now and regrets
his behavior. I am sorry that all this had to happen to
make him understand those simple things. As for me, I believe people pay for what they
do, and still more, for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it simply: by the lives they
lead. Of course, this is a very sad story, especially
for my father, but it can teach us a lot. ”
“What has helped you to understand that you were wrong? Feel free to share your stories in the comments. You can also discuss it with your friends
and share this video with them. Do good and good will follow you.

100 Comments

  1. What has helped you to understand that you were wrong? Feel free to share your stories in the comments. You can also discuss it with your friends and share this video with them.
    Do good and good will follow you.

  2. Never give up hever lose hope of you selves never leave anyone or anything behind that is what happened to me to.Well a little difrent but im a dog lover I love dogs and no one can stop me for being a hero😐.We all are heros weve built so much and now we become more greater!!!!!!!

  3. my dog once when i almost broke arm my dog just saw me on the floor from balcony and he jumped like from 5 feet high like it was nothin and he bark like drunked so yea my dog is good doggieee (:

  4. I also have a old dog and he is the sweetest dog ever I’ll miss him when he’s gone but unfortunately it just happens and I’ll miss him but memory’s live on forever ☺️

  5. Dog:
    I would be your friend all your life
    But i dont have much time so,
    I will be your friend all my life

  6. My parents have had to put down two pets while I have been alive and one of my cats is almost there but luckily I have a little kitten not even a year old!

  7. You ifot. Why the bbn hell would you jump off the fing roof to commit suicide just because your house pet isn't dead. Tou should be thankful that your house pet made it this far

  8. That's the only video of actually happened that I cried Because I have an old dog too and I am really worried about him . I LOVE dogs and I am a dog person

  9. I also have a dog and I never wanted to die he's barely 1 year old and then the night he protects her house he barks at people who walk by even though they're not going to Rob our house he tries to keep us safe every time

  10. My cat died too my cat's name was Smokey since it looks like smoke and that's why we really wanted to give him the nation's but I did not tell my mom so I really wanted her to stay alive one day I came home and there I could not find my cat well our cat not just mine if what type of your mom so it's not any of ours it small my mom's then after dinner she told us that are our cat died I was really sad Abraham will my brother was it that sad but at least here Mister cat I made something really special for your cat remind be by in a dog's so when I grow up and I'm a teenager I will save up money for I can buy a golden retriever because those are my favorite docks whenever I'm in my backyard I sometimes I see the golden retriever that's the best thing I want in my my cat back

  11. I love you in a freind way so much right now I love dogs so much and I’m so happy that buddy wasnts put down this story made me cry and I love buddy so much the vets were so nice and I’m so happy that you looked after buddy your so sweet always look after him I love dogs btw my dogs called Oscar he’s a golden retriever and he’s lovely I understand how you can love dogs so much I’m in love with mine he’s the best

  12. Plus it was so brave of you to help buddy like that and create a fund for him you must be so kind and I love how you love dogs

  13. I am making a strike against anime because they had made fun of 9/11 would anybody like to join if so like, replie, and DON'T WATCH ANIME ANYMORE!

  14. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 I CRIED SO HARD

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  16. I was going to CRY
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  17. Literally No one says: We all heard that a boomerang always returns back to the person who throws it.

    Me: Bruh, I’ve never heard that..NO ONE SAYS THAT

    Oh and also, your selfish if you want your dog to live just a little longer…Because, do you really want your dog to suffer more!? He is suffering Pain..You want him to be in more Pain..? Wow, what a bad owner

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