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Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday
(Note: This is scripted for this lesson. Photograph of the author's pet, Niko, a Doberman, behind torn cage. Now past his 15th year (centenarian if he were a human) he is suffering of cataract and arthritis. An old dog may be mistaken by some people to be manifesting signs of a mad dog - which is, of course, not true.)
Mad dog! Get out of its way. Away from its reach. Take the children out of harm's way.
Here are signs to forewarn us.
- The dog's tail is tucked underneath
- The animal is restless, biting at anything within its reach
- Froth is coming from its mouth
- It is unkempt
- Its breathing is heavy and rapid, showing signs of distress
- Its eyes are blank and threatening
- It stealthily moves about without any apparent direction
- It dreads the presence of water (hydrophobia)
The season of mad dogs is during hot days - summer, though they occur any season.
Be keen; keep distance; notify others of danger; get help. And if someone is bitten by a dog - even if its a healthy dog, maybe our own pet - don't take chances. Take the victim to the nearest doctor or hospital without delay.~