Loyal pet dog waits by the side of pond after owner fell in and drowned
A loyal dog was seen waiting patiently by the side of a pond after his owner slipped in and drowned.
Somprasong Srithongkhum, 56, was turning on a sprinkler when he was believed to have slipped on the steep bank and fell into the swamp in Chanthaburi, Thailand, last Friday (October 25) morning.
His cousin, Somporn, went looking for him after he did not return home, but only found the family dog whimpering on the shore.
The six-year-old pooch, named Mhee, was looking out over the water with his owner's flip-flops and torch beside him.
Somporn immediately suspected that her cousin may have slipped, or collapsed and then fell into the pond before drowning.
She contacted the rescue team to find the body.
Divers spent just 10 minutes in the water before they found the deceased.
His wife was seen breaking down in tears being comforted by friends.
Somporn said: "Our daily routine was going out to collect rubber in the morning but last night he told me that he felt sick."
"This morning I came to see if he needed any medication but I did not find him at the house."
"I wandered around looking for him and found Mhee sitting next to his sandals like he was ordered to wait for someone."
"I think my cousin accidentally fell down into the pond when he went there to open the valve on his sprinkler to water the durian in the farm.
He might have fallen because he wasn't well.''
Police are not treating the death as suspicious and the family accepted that it appeared to be an accident.