OUR LAST RIDE WITH OUR PARENTS BEFORE BEING MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD TODAY! I took these photos of my beloved two adopted rescue dogs whilst driving to Senekal yesterday. Little did I know this would be the last time I would photograph them. Buster is standing with his front paws on the front seat as he also wants to see what is going on in the road, Lady lying quietly with friend Bonjo. To all my Facebook friends who love animals, I need you to repost this please, I beg you. I want Dries Cilliers, of Senekal, Eastern Free State, to get asked by all the animal lovers around S A: What was he thinking whilst shooting these two lovely animals, clearly not wild dogs, clearly our beloved, young, happy dogs, in cold blood today, simply because they crossed the line onto his farm?? When my animal-loving husband asked him if he had shot them, he answered “yes, and so what!”. When Kobus asked him if they had done any damage on his farm, he said “NO!”. When Kobus asked him where their bodies were, he shouted: “One in the road where I found him and the other I dumped in a hole”. Why, why, why???? We had to leave Senekal to drive back to our home in the dark this evening after scouring the area, to no avail. Were they actually left for dead but are still alive, how can a human being do this to innocent animals??? These dogs came into our lives – Buster having deep wounds all over his body from chains or barbed wire, coarse hair, ears that were damaged by frostbite. He shed the coarse hair, we nursed his wounds, the first few days he drank water non stop, we fed him, loved him, exercised him, and he became this wonderful, mellow chap – always lying by Kobus’s feet. I would always take him for another lap around the house after dropping the older dogs off, as he loved to run. Last night, I took his face into my hands, looked into his hazel eyes for a long while, rubbed his nose and told him I loved him. Kobus found Lady, the beautiful, regal St Bernard, lying almost frozen to death on the side of the road three weeks ago, between two towns, with no houses in sight, clearly dumped. She could barely open her eyes, as it was frosted over, but she picked herself up when he pulled over, walked straight to him and lifted a paw. For the rest of the day he drove with her having tucked her nose in under his arm, heater on to defrost her. She was on heat, we had her spayed two days later, her stitches came out last weekend, and she was well on her way to become a stunning, happy, healthy dog. Fiercely protecting the territory around the house, and just wanting love all the time. Kobus jnr, on varsity holiday, took her into the shower with him on Friday afternoon, cleaned her, and auntie Marietha bought a lovely big brush same day, and she was brushed out until she looked like a show-dog (see the photos!). This morning I fed them, these two still getting a bit more so that they could add weight and strength. They drank a lot of water, I stood watching them, looking at how the breeze blew Lady’s silky hair. Little did I know that they would be shot dead callously within the next half hour!!! We are a devastated household tonight, eyes red from crying. I want to use F B to make this man never forget today.
RIP Lady and Buster, I hope you are sleeping safely and warmly at God‘s feet tonight, and may you frolick amongst Heaven‘s flowers for ever. Lady, please have Mercy on Buster, and don’t run him off his feet! We love you.