Recently, Kerry McKinnon was caught off guard one morning when her golden retriever, Asha came home with something on her head that seemed to be moving a little.
Kerry was going on about her day after having woken up pretty early in the morning. It was a cold, cold morning in Australia. Her husband suddenly called out to her and she saw that her dog had a baby koala curled up on her head.
Due to the cold, the koala was breathing heavy and was probably not doing very well, which is why Asha thought that she should save it and so she did.
Asha brought the little thing home, a little hopeful but Kerry says that she even looked a little scared- she did not want her mom to scold her.
Kerry and her husband analyzed the situation and came to the conclusion that they should probably call the vet. The koala was very cold and had it not been for Asha, it would have been dead by then. The vet cleared the koala and then a local animal shelter took it in to help it get back on its feet and go to the forest again.
Mrs. McKinnon also says that getting the koala to separate from Asha was no easy feat, it had started feeling really safe around her and all it wanted was the warmth that Asha’s coat provided for it. Asha too, in fact, had developed a motherly affection for the koala and was pretty sad for a few days after the care givers took it in. Kerry says that things like these only happen in Australia and I could not agree more. It must have been a beautiful sight, to see them together.
Love really crosses all boundaries and brings all living being together, doesn’t it? There is much we have to learn from Asha here as well, to be kind, to be helpful and to understand that we, as beings that can feel, should be there for each other in times of need. Kerry says that this day would always be one of her fondest memories, as it is the day she realizes how kind and pure her Asha is.
If you are reading this story today, let it serve as a reminder to be kinder and better beings.
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