Missing Shih Tzu returns
- Published: 10/04/2013 at 02:42 PM
- Online news:
Hundreds of drivers passed Mu Tu the Shih Tzu's huge photo everyday & now Mu Tu has finally returned to his family.
A banner appealing for help to find 'Mu Tu' is displayed in downtown Nakhon Ratchasima. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)
Mu Tu the Shih Tzu returns
9 Apr 2013
Mu Tu the Shih Tzu meets his five puppies for the first time. His partner delivered them while he went missing. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert).
NAKHON RATCHASIMA - Mu Tu the Shih Tzu has returned home after going missing for three weeks.
Siri Sirwongworawat, a staff member of Inventive, an advertising agency and shop in this northeastern province, found the dog waiting in front of the shop on Tuesday morning.
Pun Nilnowarat, the shop owner, said the six-year-old pet, a "mascot for the shop", looked healthy. His theory is that someone took the dog, and cared for it - but then felt guilty and decided to return the dog to its owner.
Mu Tu was put in the spotlight of popular social media after his owner erected a large banner in downtown Nakhon Ratchasima appealing for the return of his pet after the dog disappeared three months ago.
Mu Tu's image earned up to 20,000 baht a month from clients who sought placement on the banner to promote their products, but Mr Pun used it primarily in the search for his pet.
Mr Pun said last Saturday that he decided to put up the banner because the dog's mate, Kheng, had just delivered five puppies and he didn't want them to grow up without their father.
(Source: Bangkok Post, PETS, Mu Tu the Shih Tzu returns, 9 Apr 2013, Prasit Tangprasert, link)
pet - an animal or bird that you keep in your home as a friend and companion and look after สัตว์เลี้ยง
puppies - baby dogs ลูกสุนัข, ลูกหมา
partner - the person who you are married to or living with (for animals, mating or making babies with) คู่สมรส, คู่สามีหรือภรรยา
deliver - deliver a baby, give birth to a baby คลอด, คลอดลูก
missing - not present, but not known to have been harmed or killed หายไป, สูญหาย
disappeared - Same as "missing"
banner - a wide piece of cloth with a message on it แถบผ้า ป้าย
downtown - the center of the city or town ย่านดาวน์ทาวน์, ย่านกลางเมือง , ใจกลางเมือง, ตัวเมือง, ย่านศูนย์การค้าของเมือง
appeal - to make an urgent request for people to do something or behave in a particular way ร้องขอ
display - to show people something แสดง
staff - workers, employees พนักงาน
advertising - telling the public about a product or a service, political candidate, etc. in order to encourage people to buy, use or support it การโฆษณา
advertising agency - a business that makes "ads" or "advertisements" for people to help sell their products
mascot - ตัวนำโชค, ผู้นำโชค, สิ่งนำโชค, สัญลักษณ์นำโช
theory - one or more ideas that explain how or why something happens สมมติฐาน
guilty - to have done something bad and wrong มีความผิด
spotlight - the centre of public attention เป็นที่สนใจ
social media - websites like Facebook and Twitter where you can "socialize" and share things with friends
erect - to put the parts of something together so that it stands upright ตั้งขึ้น
image - any picture ภาพ
earn - get money and income from some activity ได้รับรายได้
clients - (formal) customer ลูกค้า
placement - the act of placing something somewhere การวาง
promote - promote a product, help increase sales of a product สนับสนุน,ส่งเสริม
primarily - mostly ส่วนมาก, โดยมาก, ส่วนใหญ่
search - to look somewhere carefully in order to find something ค้นหา
mate - an animal that makes babies with another animal คู่ผสมพันธุ์ (สัตว์)
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