The hero dog of Zamboanga City, Kabang, passed away on Monday, the dog whose snout was damaged after rescuing his young boss in 2011.
In a Facebook post, a black and white photo of 13-year-old Kabang can be seen.
“It is with profound sadness that I announce the demise of our hero dog Kabang,” said the photo’s caption. “I found her lying motionless near her bed tonight.”
“Thank you for the [eight] years of unconditional love, loyalty, and joy you brought to our family. Thank you for the life lessons and the inspiration you gave to the world,” it added.
In another Facebook post, the veterinarian took care of Kabang, Dr. Anton Lim, some dog memories and how much he will miss it.
“I knew one day this would come. No matter how I prepared myself mentally, the suddenness of how you died, left a deep void in my heart,” said Lim.
Hero dog Kabang has passed away
“You did not even give us the chance of nursing and taking care of you in your old age and watch you drift away,” he added.
He also went back to the time when they went to America to get treatment for his damaged snout. So was the dog’s eagerness when they returned to the Philippines.
“I cannot forget our homecoming from the US, inspite of many many months away, you immediately jumped with joy upon seeing Rudy Bunggal,” said Lim.
“When Mang Rudy came to me one day asking me to adopt you for the fear of someone dognapping you, I felt the responsibility, but it was the easiest decision I ever did,” the doctor added.
He said he would miss how Kabang jumps at their gate to meet him and accompanies him outside and seems to be a supervisor when he works.
“You were just there. Tonight, I missed washing your bowl and feeding you, “said the doctor.” I and my family already missed you Kabang even though you are gone for just a few hours. May we see each other again. ”