One rainy day, Joe went into the woods for the first time with his dog, Rudy, clad in one of his dog raincoats. They went on hunting for fun. It was one big bonding activity for the dog and his master. But it turned out to be a terrible adventure for both of them. They got lost as they went deeper and deeper into the woods to hunt. It is getting dark but they still did not find their way out into where they entered.
It was even worse because the rain did not stop. They have no other choice but to find shelter and spend the night there and to continue to find their way home early in the morning. It was getting colder and colder. They found shelter under a large tree. They sat side by side against the trunk of the tree.
Joe started to feel the cold seeping into his wet skin and began to worry if Rudy can resist the cold with just a dog raincoat to protect him. He hugged him tight to his side to keep themselves warm. As the night progressed, the temperature is also dropping giving Joe a cold chill despite Rudy’s body heat beside him. And this made him even more worried for his dog.
He observed Rudy for some signs of chilling but was satisfied to see that he was okay. It was already morning when the rain stopped but Joe is already too weak to stand up. But unlike his master, Rudy survived the cold night. It is a good thing that he had him wear one of his dog raincoats. Rudy barked at Joe, ran away and left him alone in the woods. Joe thought it is already the end of his life abandoned by his dog in the thick woods.
But an hour later, his hopes surges up when he heard Rudy’s bark from nearby trees. He went back to save his master bringing with him another man. Joe hugged his pet gratefully and silently praised the idea that raincoats for dogs exist.
It was very touching to know that a pet saved his master’s life. A question to ponder would be could Rudy would have survived the cold night without his raincoat? Perhaps the answer is no. Thanks to the persons who came up with the idea of making raincoats for dogs for without it Rudy could not survive the cold and his master will not be saved.