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Sad-eyed Boonrod gets his own Facebook page after Gulf rescue

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Sad-eyed Boonrod gets his own Facebook page after Gulf rescue

By The Nation

 

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Boonrod, the dog rescued this week from the middle of the Gulf of Thailand, can now show off his own Facebook page with more than 6,000 followers.

 

Launched on Friday, Boonrod บุญรอดหมาอ่าวไทย (Boonrod Gulf of Thailand dog), has Facebook user Vitisak Payalaw serving as an administrator.

 

The rescue of the tan-coloured dog, named Boonrod (“Survivor” in Thai) by his rescuers, hit both domestic and international headlines after he was fished from the gulf last Friday by Chevron rig workers 220 kilometres from the shore.

 

They spotted his head bobbing between the waves. How he got there and how long he had been lost at sea has remained mysterious.

 

Boonrod was brought to Songkhla province to be under a vet’s care and is said to be recovering. His sad eyes, clearly visible exhaustion and quiet appearance pulled at the hearts of many who followed the rescue.

 

Boonrod will enjoy a new life, as the Chevron worker who rescued him has decided to adopt him.

 

His Facebook page is now full of drawings and paintings of him made by his followers.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30367991

 

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55 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

Yes... the people who use the 2.3 Billion accounts are wrong and you are of course right !... 

 

Or... as with any other tool, when used sensibly with moderation Facebook is a handy platform for keeping in touch with friends, family, organizing events (i.e. Weekly football matches) and selling excess stuff... all very sad, right?

Quite correct, very sad individuals 

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I'm left to wonder if Boonrod will ever give up his secret and divulge how long he was in the water and how he got there.

 

Maybe I will have to join Facebook and become a "follower".

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52 minutes ago, JoePai said:
1 hour ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

Yes... the people who use the 2.3 Billion accounts are wrong and you are of course right !... 

 

Or... as with any other tool, when used sensibly with moderation Facebook is a handy platform for keeping in touch with friends, family, organizing events (i.e. Weekly football matches) and selling excess stuff... all very sad, right?

Quite correct, very sad individuals 

 

Not quite... A sad individual is one who sticks to a poorly conceived opinion because he lacks the intelligence to be open minded.

 

There are plenty of media sharing platforms out there: Facebook works well, along with WhatsApp, Line Messenger, Skype, FaceTime, LinkedIn (for work)...  

 

.....Of course - we're all Sad conformists using these tools to our advantage right? 

 

I'm sure your answer will just highlight a certain degree of 'tinfoilhatted-geriatricness'....

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After their 2-week visit, my kids didn't nickname Thailand 'the Kingdom of Dog' for no good reason. The privileges that appear to apply to dogs, e.g. no limits to late-night noise, aggressive behaviour and shitting whenever and wherever the mood takes them, gave them a gloomy picture regarding the respect that human beings should be accorded, but which all too often isn't.

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2 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

Yes... the people who use the 2.3 Billion accounts are wrong and you are of course right !... 

 

Or... as with any other tool, when used sensibly with moderation Facebook is a handy platform for keeping in touch with friends, family, organizing events (i.e. Weekly football matches) and selling excess stuff... all very sad, right?

Fair argument, r_s237, that applies to the majority of FB users, I'm sure. Good that you include the key word 'when' though, since sadly there is, as is clear on a daily basis, a growing minority of senseless folk who, if asked about moderation could do no better than point out that it was Florence & The Machine's latest hit.

 

Little strong feeling on the service, personally, apart from regretting its invention and the time-affluent public who've pleased Zuckerberg no end by making it the world's biggest ever time-waster. Like I say, little strong feeling.

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1 hour ago, neeray said:

I'm left to wonder if Boonrod will ever give up his secret and divulge how long he was in the water and how he got there.

Surely there must be someone who shouted 'dog-on!' as the careless pooch forgot he was on his master's yacht as he did his triple-sulko from its diving board.

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Utterly pathetic, but not surprising

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3 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

Yes... the people who use the 2.3 Billion accounts are wrong and you are of course right !... 

 

Or... as with any other tool, when used sensibly with moderation Facebook is a handy platform for keeping in touch with friends, family, organizing events (i.e. Weekly football matches) and selling excess stuff... all very sad, right?

What's that? Something about a tool?

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