Tteokguk was a happy and content dog that lived with an old man on top of a small hill. The two of them joyously stayed in a steel container box that was modified to be a house. The two were always together and would never leave each other’s side. But one day, a tragedy happened.
The old man suffered a heart and sadly, he did not survive. Tteokguk was left behind and she didn’t know what happened to her owner. She waited, but he never returned. When authorities took the old man’s belongings away, including the container box, the dog was nowhere to be seen.
Neighbors in a small community started noticing a small dog sitting by the side of the road. She would spend hours there, just watching the cars go by. Sometimes she would leave and wander the area, but she always comes back again.
As the days passed, some of the people took pity on her. One particular lady started feeding her and even named her Soonshim.
The dog would regularly pass her house to have a meal, but she would quickly leave when she got done. Eventually, they learned that the dog was living under a container box, along with five puppies.
She got even more curious about the dog so she called a local animal rescue group to help her out. After asking around, they discovered that the dog used to be owned by an old man who died from a heart attack. And she used to live in a modified container box, just like the one she was staying in now.
She is Tteokguk. Or used to be.
Learning that she was homeless, they set out to rescue her and the five puppies. They set a trap and caught Soonshim. They then coaxed the five puppies from under the house.
Thankfully, after an examination by a vet, the pups were given a clean bill of health. Soonshim was also healthy, but she has heartworms. Fortunately for her, it was still treatable.
The family will be taken to a foster home where they will be taken care of until they can all be adopted.
Source: SBS TV via Youtube