On November 4th, Lee Hyori updated her personal blog with her beautiful dog Mocha‘s heartbreaking story.
Recently, Lee Hyori appeared on an episode of MBC‘s Infinite Challenge where she discussed her former group FIN.K.L. Coincidentally, her dog Mocha received attention for biting Yoo Jae Suk‘s leg on the show. With an influx of comments about her dog’s behavior, this prompted Lee Hyori to share Mocha’s story to her fans via her blog.
I introduce to you our Mocha.
She kind of became famous for biting Jae Suk oppa’s leg on Infinite Challenge..
Thankfully she barely nipped him and we laughed it off but
knowing exactly why Mocha did what she did, my heart aches…
Would you like to hear Mocha’s story?
I first met Mocha 2 years ago when I went to volunteer at a center for lost dogs at Ansung.
She had given birth to 3 pups in that tiny place and seemed extremely tired and sensitive.
The manager said to me,
one midnight, a lady ran to the center with Mocha in her arms.
She said the man she lived with beat her and Mocha constantly when he drank,
and when she tried to leave him he threatened that he would kill Mocha.
The lady was terrified so she came to the center to leave Mocha somewhere safe and that she would come to get her
when she had left the man. They hadn’t heard from her since.
It turned out that Mocha was pregnant at the time and after a few weeks gave birth to 3 pups.
I felt sorry for the pups who might spend their entire life in the center and adopted the 3 of them.
Since babies are very much in demand when it comes to adoption, I thought I would take care of them and send them
off to good homes after a while. When I turned to leave however, I could not leave Mocha, their mother, behind.
She was very sensitive and didn’t seem like anyone would wish to adopt her but I brought her anyway for the babies’ sake.
Mocha, although constantly on guard against us, was a terrific mother. Although the babies outgrew their mother,
(the dad must have been big), she still breast fed them and cleaned after them that
I almost felt useless…
The babies grew so fast and because of their adorable faces and their age,
they were able to find good homes very quickly but no one wanted Mocha..
And Mocha became a part of the family..
If only she had a specific breed.. or was prettier.. or less sensitive..
she might have found some one who wanted to adopt her~^^
Looking back now though, I’m glad she stayed and I’m so happy she is part of the family now.
She’s a mama’s girl~following me around everywhere~sometimes it gets a little exhausting even.
After Mocha showed up Sunshim (her other dog) doesn’t get as much attention even.
She’s gotten a lot better now but she is still extremely scared of men and if some one touches me she gets sensitive
and tries to protect me. That’s why when Jae Suk oppa was being loud and dancing and put his hands on me she attacked him ㅜㅜ.
Even when she attacks she doesn’t bite hard but only pretends to because she herself is scared.
Every time I see her like that I get so sad….
Even my husband is careful around her.
I can’t even scorn her because I know why she is acting in such a way.
She had wanted to protect her original mother against that man who beat them.
I know she still remembers her and misses her.
I know she remembers everything….
That’s I want to show her more and more love.
Maybe if she realizes that there are good men out there she will get better.
I am going to take care of until then and give her only happy memories.
Mocha you don’t have to be on guard all the time and you don’t have to pretend to be fierce.
We’ll protect you until the end.
I love you and I’ll tell Jae Suk oppa sorry on your behalf ~^^