Anand Raman decided to pay a visit to his sister at work on a hot day in Dubai. Everyone he passed seemed to be trying to stay cool, including a dirty young puppy seeking shade behind a parked car near his sister’s office.
“He was beneath a vehicle eating scraps left for him” Raman told The Dodo. “His fur was matted, and his legs were crooked.”
Despite this, when the dog saw Raman, he ran like a long-lost buddy. Raman had no intention of saving a life that day, but after seeing the joyful pup, he felt he had no option.
“He approached me with an inquisitive yet enthusiastic demeanor, wagging his tail vigorously,” he explained. “This demeanor of his is what initially made me fall in love with him.”
“We then sat there for a while on the sidewalk and he was content just receiving pets from me for a while,” Raman said. “I carried him into the car and he immediately fell asleep on my shoulder.”
Raman was able to drive the dog immediately to the vet with the assistance of his sister and brother-in-law. “He was exhausted when I first got him, which is why he fell asleep on the car ride to the hospital,” Raman said.
Raman discovered the cause of the dog’s shaky stride in the clinic: he had rickets in both of his front legs as a result of malnutrition. Fortunately, the illness is curable and will not have long-term consequences.
When Raman returned home, he bathed the dog and was astounded by what he discovered: “I was amazed to find out that his fur was truly pure white after all the filth and grime washed off his body.”
However, convincing the little puppy who had spent his whole existence surviving on the streets that he was now safe was more difficult than Raman had imagined.
“It wasn’t easy at first to get him used to living in a house,” Raman added. “He didn’t know where to go or what to look for, so he’d simply sit in a corner.”
“When I would take him for walks, he was continuously afraid that I would abandon him on the streets, so he would tear his leash away from me and go back into our building complex’s parking lot,” Raman explained. “This went on for a long before he noticed we were not going to let him go anywhere fast.”
“He sleeps and waits for us to get home from work, which is when he showers us with affection, and we reciprocate,” Raman explained. “He also gets along extremely well with every dog he meets and is very well-behaved around children and guests.”
Snowy, on the other hand, has retained one thing from his past. Even when he isn’t drowsy, he enjoys hugs from his father.