Six months ago, Poppy Yang rescued a stray puppy from a parking garage in Taiwan. It seems this act of kindness brought her good karma as the little dog soon went on to return the favour.
While Tuesday February 6 may have started off like any other day for Poppy, little could she or anyone else have predicted that later that evening, a powerful earthquake would strike. Her puppy, named Twenty, seemed to mysteriously sense that something wasn't quite right.
Source: Poppy Yang
Poppy said to The Dodo:
At about 11 o’clock that night, I arrived home and I went out to play with the dog downstairs for a while. We were heading upstairs at 11:30 when suddenly the dog ran back outside and started barking at the ground.
She said that it wasn't his normal bark and that he seemed particularly "distressed" about something.
After playtime, Poppy intended to go back inside and take a shower. Twenty, on the other hand, had other plans. She said that "she told him to stop playing and come inside" and that "a few seconds later, he rushed outside again and continued barking", clearly quite concerned.
This unusual persistency on Twenty's behalf delayed Poppy's shower and probably for the best as just minutes later, the 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit.
A building in Taiwan caught in the earthquake. Source: The New York Times
Thankfully, once the quake had stopped, neither Poppy nor her pup were hurt. Besides numerous objects in her house falling over, the damage to the building appeared to be relatively minor. However, upon entering her bathroom, the very place she would've been if it weren't for Twenty, she was greeted with a floor covered in glass from the shower door.
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