Although he was very old, he had only been with us for 2 years. We adopted him, together with another dog called Yoda, from a rescue centre near Bangkok.
During the terrible flooding in 2011 countless dogs were separated from their owners and many people also rescued stray dogs that they encountered. Faced with such a large number of animals, the local government set up a temporary shelter at a place called Banpakong, on the outskirts of the capital.
We found out about shelter from the internet and paid a visit to donate some food and see if we could adopt any of the homeless dogs. Whilst we were there we were introduced to numerous dogs but we took a liking to Chewy and Yoda.
Very little was known about his origins or previous life. All the rescue centre could tell us was that he was found wandering the flooded streets and was app…