Kang Won Rae and Kim Song shed tears as they bid farewell to their dog.
On the February 9 broadcast of SBS’ “TV Animal Farm,” the final moments of Kang Won Rae and Kim Song couple’s dog, Ddolddol (Smartie) was shown.
Ddolddol brought great comfort to the once infertile couple. Ddolddol was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2011. The cancer spread to its lungs, liver, spleen, and spine, and the couple was told she had about only two months left to live. Nevertheless, Ddolddol kept strong and continued her life through 2013.
The couple created a bucket list for Ddoldool. They decided to spend as much time as they could with their dog. They took a family photo together, and even planned a family trip since Ddolddol loved playing in the snow.
On their way to their family trip, Kang Won Rae and Kim Song decided to stop their car near a snowy field. Kim Song took Ddolddol out of the car and headed towards the field. While walking towards the field, Ddolddol stopped in her tracks, and her body dropped to the ground. Ddolddol was unable to get back up on her own and had difficulty breathing.
Kim Song was in panic and called for Kang Won Rae. Kang Won Rae quickly got on his wheelchair and went to Ddolddol. Ddolddol took her last breath on her daddy’s lap. Kang Won Rae and Kim Song couple shed tears of sadness mourning the death of their beloved dog.
Kang Won Rae revealed, “Ddolddol came to me when I was having a hard time. I’ll never forget her.” Kim Song said, “I’m thankful to Ddolddol for being with us and not leaving on her own until her last breath,” as she cried in sadness.