When we went back to Singapore for my summer holidays, my mum suggested we volunteer with HOPE Dog Rescue. I was really looking forward to it as I love dogs and miss my dogs who have died.
On the first day, we were introduced to Mo Mo, Sparky, Oscar and Zeppo. I like Mo Mo the most. She is beautiful with her unique tiger-like stripes on her body and she is so, so smart!
|Sean the alpha dog|
My time with the dogs was wonderful. I have never felt happier when I played with the dogs and took care of them. I felt sorry for them because they were so lonely and had no one to play with them all day. On one of the days when I was not there, it rained and I thought of them and how frightened they must be, with nobody to comfort them.
|Sean and Momo clowning around|
This has been the best summer ever because of the dogs and how happy and cheerful they are even though they are staying in the kennels. I HOPE that Oscar, Mo Mo, Sparky and Happy (the new dog) will find forever homes soon.
Story by Sean Tan, 11 years old