A white dog walking weakly on the road..
He doesn't avoid even if someone gets close to him
The bony body
Looks like he lost everything
Informant : When doing grocery shopping, I found a dog by chance
But the dog seriously staggered and he was on a dangerous road
Local : The poor dog used to walk around as if tears were running down
He's seriously thin now
PD : Have you seen him since before?
Local : Yes, it's been so long for him to be seen
People say that he has been wandering around this town for a long time
Due to his uncomfortable legs
he can't even avoid a small stone
and even seems to feel painful to just keep standing
PD tries to give him food
PD : Try to eat
But the white dog turns away..
Because of the poor-looking dog
passers-by can't take their eyes off him
At the moment
Local : It's been so long to see this dog
PD : Do you know him?
Here is his house / Is there a house? / Here is the house
Finally he goes into the house
As we follow him and go in
the dog naturally drinks water in the basin
Is it real that this place is his house?
PD : Anybody here?
PD : Anybody here?
The house is silent and deserted
The dog looks too shabby
to have an owner
We just began to wait for the dog's owner..
As the night falls
two people go into the house
Wonder if they are the dog's owners..
Man : Who are you?
PD : Hello, We are a SBS broadcast team
Man : Why SBS came here?
PD : We saw a stray dog wandering around and he just entered this house
Are you the dog's owner?
Man : Yes yes, he's our Jindol
PD : Ah, Jindol is his name? It looked too dangerous for him to wander around alone
Man : I agree with you, but we've always let him be free, so he might look like an abandoned dog
Woman : Since we haven't washed him during the cold weather
he seems to be an abandoned dog in the eyes of others
Owner : Jindol, come over here. Aren't you coming in?
They said he didn't look like this in the beginning
Owner : My mother passed away one and half year ago
With my mother, he had visited a temple and gone out to the field every day
But since the mother's death, he became lethargic and depressed
For 2 years, his condition has gotten worse rapidly
The bigger problem is
that he keeps trying to go out in such bad condition
Even during the heavy rain
Owner : Jindol Jindol, come here. Where are you going again?
Jindol let's go home, go back home
he tries to go outside
Owner : What should we do if you walk outside and get rained?
Jindol, phew what should we do
If you keep going out even on the rainy day,
your body keeps wet and can't get dry
Despite the lady's concerns
Jindol goes out once again
PD : Uh, he's going out. No way
Where on earth does Jindol wanna go?
After he is locked in the house
the dog lowers his head at the corner
Owner : We have no choice
We can't suddenly tie him up because we've raised him like this
We were blamed a lot because of letting the dog loose
In bad condition, Jindol even tears down the door
and tries to go outdoors
Owner : The grandmother never scolded Jindol and was always on his side
Whenever he wants to go out, she always went out with him
[Back in days]
Grandma was really fond of Jindol
Wherever she goes
Jindol was always with her
However, since the grandma suddenly passed away
Jindol visited the hospital alone to see grandma
Owner : We were looking for Jindol and
someone told us that he went to the hospital
We didn't even know that he visited the hospital
Local : At a funeral, Jindol was shedding tears
Sitting silent on the ground, he was crying a lot
In the eyes of humans, it was so sad to watch him
The grandma who always shared her life with him
Until the last moment the grandma leaves him
Jindol stood by her side
The portrait of the grandma is the only one left
But after seeing the portrait
the dog gets closer to it
Time has passed by, but he still remembers her face
After the grandma's death
Jindol walks alone on the road he used to walk with her
Local : He doesn't speak out but it seems like
he wants to fine out 'where she is now'
and wants to ask passers-by for 'where did she go?'
Owner : After the grandma passed away, the dog completely became a vagabond
Never stays at home, but goes all over the town
Does he may believe that he can find grandma if walking like this?
While walking on the street, Jindol enters a store
He looks around inside
and comes out again
Local : When the grandma was alive, he often visited this house with her
This store's owner grandma and Jindol's grandma were friends
When Jindol's grandma was alive, local grandmas often gathered here
When seeing Jindol, I also feel so pitiful
If sister(grandma) looks at this, her heart must hurt a lot
The grandma passed away in a sudden
And Jindol doesn't even know about that sad fact..
Every day, Jindol
'The place where he took a rest with grandma'
'The temple where he used to visit with grandma'
He has been visiting
all places in his memory with grandma
But can't fine grandmother anywhere
The longing for the grandma
might make him feel more painful
than the old and infirm body
As he has looked around for grandma for 2 years
Jindol's condition became worse rapidly
Vet visited the site to check up his condition
How will be Jindol's health..
[Having a medical check-up]
The test results are out now
PD : How about Jindol's condition?
Vet : Oh, Actually...
It's pretty difficult to treat him
The owner couple was startled
Vet : He has renal failure, which means a poor function of kidneys
Due to the malfunction of kidneys
I'm considering how helpful the treatment will make his life long
And also worried whether the treatment might make Jindol's current state more anxious or painful..
As a vet, it's quite tough to choose one
Due to the old age
it's even difficult to treat him
Owner : Since I heard that he got renal failure, there's no certain way to treat
and even liver condition is poor
I thought nutritional supplements would let him get much better
but it's even impossible, so I'm frustrated
Vet temporarily tries to take emergency treatment
Even in this situation
Jindol still keeps trying to go out
Vet : If you take care of him only in the narrow space due to his old age
It might be more likely to worsen his mental anxiety
So basically, Jindol's family needs to understand his personality
and I think letting him feel free to go stroll or to visit spaces he likes
will be much more important for him than treatment
On sunny and clear afternoon
The lady began to go stroll with Jindol
The street Jindol always used to walk alone
Now the lady decided to walk with him
Owner : Rain or shine, every day
mother-in-law visited this place
So Jindol always used to be there in advance if I open the door
If memories with the lady are
piled up on memories with the grandma,
He might feel a bit more comfortable
Owner : Back in days, I couldn't be with Jindol because of work
But now I just quit the job so I'll go out for stroll with him
Instead of mother-in-law's absence, I'll do my best to take care of him
The lonely time for longing
that he had to endure on his own
From now, relying on his family
hope Jindol won't be lonely anymore..♥