Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Deluge

Our house, the house that I grew up in the whole of my life, had to be abandoned due the flood waters that was fast rising to the roof. My dad and I decided to flee while the waters were waist high inside the living room. The whole household, starting with the kids, perilously climbed the roof to be able to reach higher grounds. I divested myself of the things that were unnecessary, grabbing just my laptop, external hard disc, Itouch, cell phone, chargers, and a change of clothes. The other things, after all, were expendable.

But the one important thing I couldn't bring was Musa, my beloved Rhodesian ridgeback. At one point, I had to go back to my room deep in flood waters because I forgot my wallet. Musa was there on my bed. He was already freaking out because of the rising waters. I had to do something. I grabbed him by the collar and forced him to swim in the abdomen-high waters in the house and brought him outside in the backyard. At least he'd have a better chance of finding a higher spot there.

As I climbed the makeshift ladder to the roof, I looked back at him.

My heart broke as he was barking at me frantically. All I wanted to do was bring him with me up the ladder. But with his size and state, it was all but impossible.

I just prayed to that Person Above to keep Musa in the palm of His hands.


  1. that is so sad ewan. i really dont know what to say first. i hope u and ur household are in good condition now and hopefully musa gets refuge too.

    God bless!

  2. pkf has left a new comment on your post "The Deluge":

    EW :'( i'm glad to know you're safe and sound, and praying that Musa is safe and sound too.

  3. I am very sorry to hear about Musa... I know how you love your companion.

  4. kahit papano tuumigil na yung ulan, hopefully, unti-unti nang bumaba yung tubig dyan sa area nyo.

    take care LT. sana maging oke na kayo pati si musa. Godbless!


  5. OH NO!!!!

    I just read this now. This is terrible, terrible news. I hope Musa is safe, EW. My heart and good thoughts go out to you and your beloved dog.

  6. how is musa?
    i hope you and you're family are in better conditions..

    i got this site of yours from someone who posted this link in gill's blog..

    i cried..
    i'm a dog-lover too..

  7. I have a pet, same eksena sa 'min pero at least di dumating sa point na pumasok sa bahay ang baha. I know what if feels like to have your heart broken when your pet becomes helpless as you are helpless.

  8. i also have a pet dog that i truly love. it breaks my heart reading this. i feel for you, man. i could just imagine you looking back at your dog. i'd have a difficult time handling the situation if that was me.. how is musa now?

  9. I hope Musa is also ok. Nakakaiyak naman. Thank God that you and your family are safe.

  10. To those who left comments on this post, marami pong salamat.

    Will write about the whole thing soon.

    Klet, Ctahc, Random, and Noah: thanks, thanks.

    Feel free to take a peek at my blog. Hope you enjoy reading it :)