Noori was a stray dog in a small village in South Korea. He spent his puppyhood on the streets and grew up without his mom. Fortunately, a kind woman found him and decided to start caring for him.
The young lady fed the dog as often as she could. She did it for weeks until one day, she went home without knowing he was right behind her. He followed her home, and while she wasn’t able to adopt him, she let him stay in her yard and even gave him a place of his own.
She didn’t have the capacity to fully take care of a dog at that time, but the lady simply couldn’t ignore him. He had a huge lacerated wound on his neck and body, and there was no way she’d let him be. Besides giving him food and water, she also treated his wounds to keep them from getting infected.
Everything seemed fine at first, but eventually, she noticed something wasn’t right. Every time the dog fell asleep, he screamed in pain even though no one touched him. He failed to have a decent sleep so he was always exhausted during the day.
Besides his inability to find sleep, Noori also had trouble standing still. He walked perfectly fine, but when he stopped, his body trembled. His legs were unstable so he had to sit down and take a break for a moment.
Some locals who knew Noori said he suffered abuse when he was still on the streets. The vets who checked on him also found out that he suffered from canine distemper, which explained the uncontrollable shivering of his body. His nightmares, however, were the results of his psychological trauma.
To help with his condition, the vet admitted Noori to the animal hospital. He started him on aromatherapy and also used a light spectrum to calm his mind. For the first time, the sleep-deprived dog managed to have a good night’s sleep.
With the help of an animal behavior specialist, Noori gradually overcame his fears, and soon enough, he found a family. They gave him his own space, acknowledged his needs, and continued his rehabilitation. And thanks to them, he now has sweet dreams instead of nightmares in his sleep.
Credits to Kritter Klub