|Boeun Primary School students
visited Boeun Shelter for study on 11 April.
established Boeun Shelter on 15 April 2007, she
had two purposes. One was using the shelter as a
educating center for raising awareness of
students on loving animals and loving lives, and
the other was to provide comfortable place to
animals because she felt painful that Daegu
Shelter was too small for animals to live
comfortably. So, she wanted to make abandoned
animals live more happily in spacious area.
Sunnan planned educating schedule on loving
animals since one year ago, but she could not
find opportunity to carry out the educating
because she was constantly confronted with many
things. On 11 April 2009, 27 primary school
students, 1 kindergartener, and 3 leading
teachers from Boeun Church in Boeun Town visited
Boeun Shelter for studying animals, and
educating on loving animals was started.
Then, I (Bingle) was proudly selected first
(with my longest experience in getting along
with volunteers) among dogs who could play with
young students, and then Golden Retriever
"Daekyon" and "Kanghee" (although admitted in
March 2009, Kanghee is meeker than Daekyon and
was expected to take good care of children), so
three of us were selected.
There were other friends too, but three of us
were selected who would get along completely
well with young students as it was the first day
of raising awareness of children on loving
animals. In fact, it was very hard to play with
children today, and it put us under a little
stress, but we endured to carry out our duty
well and enjoyed playing with children. Daekyon
and Kanghee also played with the students well
without losing smiles.
Many adults in our country either dislike
animals or despise them. Consequently, innocent
children fear and dislike animals without any
reason and even scare them away or throw stones
at them. Children and animals are genuine and
innocent that they can easily get along well.
Real character of these young children was shown
in this Boeun Shelter. They played to the full
with animals with whom they wanted to play
without getting restriction from anybody.
I think we have to let them show their
good-hearted and beautiful character by making
many opportunities such as this. Following
photograph shows 28 children playing happily
with me, Daekyon, Kanghee and other friends.
Please look at them.
Getting off three separate vehicles around
1030 hours, children are gathering toward the
fence in curiosity watching big dogs inside the
"“Ah, ah!"shouting constantly, they are
running around to look at dogs this side and
“Well, come here everybody. Let’s take a
souvenir photograph.” When called by leading
teacher, children gathered right away and took
this photograph upon their arrival. I, Bingle,
thought I would not be popular among them as my
body was small, but they leaped at me as soon as
they saw me and took me in their arms like this.
(three schoolboys in the center)
Oh… it was rather uncomfortable in their
arms, so I jumped down and rushed to Sunnan.
But, I was
surrounded by children soon.
Daekyon and a schoolboy seem to run
a race. These two ran up to the roadside and are
Look at Yoon
Chan Mi who is youngest kindergartener among 28
students is touching my hips. Upon arrival, she
kept on running away screaming and crying in
fear along with Heo Ji Son, third grade in
primary school. However, she seems to like me as
she is already caressing me looking at elder
schoolgirls and schoolboys.
following Sunnan, and kids were following me all
together. It was interesting and I was so proud
of myself. Saying, “Catch me if you can.” The
kid wearing yellow T-shirts and running beside
Yoon Chan Mi is Heo Ji Son in the third year in
primary school. At first, she was afraid of us
like Chan Mi but was changed and now she is
following me to hold me in her arms. Kids
following in the back are singing together.
Singing, “Bingle, Bingle, Ah~~~”
following me well.
A second year student gently
walking with Daekyon. Volunteer Kim Kwi Ran is
watching children and dogs from a distance. Of
course, leading teachers are watching too.
Oh, finally I
was held in a tall schoolgirl’s arms and lifted
up and down. Kids were so excited that they
raised a battle cry though I didn’t know what
made them so happy.
I didn’t know when schoolboys
appeared, but they joined too. The schoolboy,
who has been enjoying walking with Daekyon only,
now looks worried that Daekyon may be taken
Our friends barking at many strangers. Some
children hid their ears while others don’t care
and are just happy to see my friends on second
Students caressing Daekyon on rooftop play
Gentle and good Daekyon and Kanghee are as
happy as children. Kanghee still smiling
although someone is sitting on the back as shown
in following photograph.
Every child is eager to take me in their arms
maybe because my body is small.
Frankly speaking, at first I was afraid that
students would harass me as they were still
immature young students. But, they didn’t. I was
very grateful because they tried not to make me
uncomfortable in their own way.
While I was in two students’ arms I saw
Kanghee looking at me enviously. “If body is
small, you can get luxury treatment. Sorry,”
It was when a teacher on the left was
caressing Yoon Chan Mi, the youngest
kindergarten student wearing pink dress. Saying,
“See? You don’t need to be afraid of it.”
Rooftop play area is divided into four parts.
Inmost, second and third spaces are all play
areas for cats. Fourth play area at the entrance
to rooftop is the largest. It is for dogs. You
can see cats and children playing together on
the first play area.
Look at this. Won’t I get ill from fatigue?
But, what can I do since kids love me like this.
“Well, do as you please.”
We are preparing for watching photographs in
audio/visual training room.
Kanghee looks happy surrounded by kids.
Kanghee looks really satisfied at tender hands
Third and fourth year students answering
questionnaires prepared by KAPS.
These kids don’t eat gimbap prepared as their
lunch, and is giving them to us. Kanghee is
eating very well when they threw gimbap before
her. Daekyon and I made a lot of mistakes in
catching gimbap by jumping up.
I and Kanghee played around with the kids.
This is play area for big dogs, Sink,
Chongdong and Boyoung. Kids who are afraid of
big dogs don’t enter but just watching them from
the outside. Chongdong, Sink and Boyoung seem to
like kids. They look happy, don’t they?
Kicking a ball now.
There are schoolboys who can’t come in
although they envy schoolgirls and big dogs
playing together inside.
Please look at these small schoolgirls
playing with Sink, Chongdong and Boyoung not
afraid at all. Well, aren’t there more
schoolgirls than schoolboys?
This is play area for Jindo dog, Kilnam and
This is rooftop cats’ play area. However, all
cats except Jingjing got into the room.
Different from dogs, cats are timid and
sensitive. But, they easily become friendly if
they meet someone few times. In my case, cats
were glad to see me when they saw me for the
Chan Mi on the right, youngest
kindergartener, has a fear of all dogs and cats,
but she is trying to touch a cat like elder
students. She was really cute. At last, she
bragged that she could touch all dogs and cats.
This is a warm cats’ room. Kumbi, Jingjing
and Dalsoon are playing with kids.
Kids are trying to give some food to Samsoon
who was a little afraid to come down from
Schoolboys gave up because of sore arms, but
one schoolgirl keeps on asking, “Taste, taste.”
Finally succeeded in making the cat eat.
Maybe because she continuously held the food
even if her arms were painful. “Attagirl.”
They are feeding food to cats including
Byolee and Darong.
“Oh, Daekyon is such a broad and cushiony
Schoolgirls are gathering beside Daekyon
saying, “me too, me too.” Heo Ji Son wearing
yellow T-shirts on the left who is in the third
year in primary school screamed and ran away in
fear of dogs, but now she likes Daekyon very
looking at our photographs in audio/visual
training room taken with students who enjoyed
playing with us. They are involved in watching
screen to see if they can find their own faces.