Dog Found 220 Kilometers Off Thai Coast Safely Returns to Land
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A dog found swimming more than 220 kilometers off the coast of Thailand has been returned safely to land.
Late last week, workers on an oil rig noticed the animal, all alone, in the water. It began swimming toward the side of the structure. The dog was able to get itself onto a solid area.
He appeared cold, tired and fearful. The workers lowered a rope and secured it around the dog. Then, they worked together to pull the animal up to safety.
The crew that found the dog quickly gave their new friend a name: Boonrod. The name means something similar to "survivor" in the Thai language.
One of those workers was Vitisak Payalaw. He has been providing updates on Boonrod on his Facebook page. He said it was lucky that the crew noticed the dog in the water. If there had been waves, he said, the animal likely would not have been seen.
No one knows how Boonrod ended up all alone at sea, or how long he had been out there. But Vitisak and others have suggested the animal might have fallen off a fishing boat.
On Monday, Boonrod arrived on dry land. A team of animal doctors was waiting for him in the southern Thai province of Songkhla. Workers at the Songkhla port also welcomed the dog with neck rubs and a special "welcome" necklace made of yellow flowers. Many people took pictures with Boonrod.
Vitisak wrote on Facebook, "Today (April 15), a vessel transporting the dog arrived onshore at around 10am. His overall condition has improved. He is getting stronger and can smile.''
The dog is now in the care of an animal doctor in Songkhla. The animal protection group Watchdog Thailand said he is in good condition and getting stronger. On Tuesday, the group published pictures of Boonrod getting washed -- and getting plenty of love and attention.
Vitisak says that if no one claims Boonrod as their pet, he will take him with him to his home in northeast Thailand.
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1.oil rig 石油钻塔
Two people are still missing from yesterday's explosion and fire aboard an oil rig platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
2.plenty of 大量；许多
There are still plenty of shortcomings in our work.
3.A team of 一组；一队
He has assembled a team of experts to handle queries.
4.pull up 拔起；阻止
We had a very good mathematics mistress who pulled me up.
5.Then, they worked together to pull the animal up to safety.
work together to 共同做某事
We worked together to combine our knowledge.
Several partners worked together to make the campaign a success.
6.The animal protection group Watchdog Thailand said he is in good condition and getting stronger.
be in good condition 状态良好
The goods have arrived in good condition.
The yard is full of weeds, but the house itself is in good condition.
上周末，石油钻井平台的工人发现了这只独自游泳的狗 。它开始游向平台的一侧 。这只狗攀住了一处坚固的地方 。
这只狗看起来又冷又怕，疲惫不堪 。工人们放下一根绳子，将其固定到狗身上 。然后，他们合力把狗拉升至安全的地方 。
发现狗的几名工人很快给这位新朋友取名为：Boonrod 。该名字在泰语中的意思类似于“幸存者” 。
韦迪萨克·帕亚劳（Vitisak Payalaw）是其中一名工人 。他的脸书主页一直在更新Boorod的日常 。他说，很幸运大伙儿发现了水里的狗 。他说，如果当时有海浪的话，这只狗很可能就不会被发现了 。
没人知道Boonrod是如何独自下海的，也不知道它在海里漂了多久 。但是韦迪萨克和其他人认为这只狗可能是从渔船上掉下来的 。
周一，Boonrod抵达陆地 。一组动物医生在泰国南部的宋卡拉省等待着它 。宋卡拉港的工作人员也用颈部按摩和一条用黄花制成的特殊“欢迎”项链迎接这只狗 。许多人与Boonrod合影留念 。
韦迪萨克在脸书上写道，“今天（4月15号）上午10时许，一艘运送这只狗的船只抵达岸边 。它的整体状况有所改善 。它的身体越来越强壮，并且可以微笑了 。”
这只狗现在在宋卡拉由一位动物医生照顾 。动物保护组织Watchdog的泰国监察机构表示，它的身体状况良好，而且越来越强壮 。周二，该组织发布了Boonrod洗澡的照片，得到了广大网友的喜爱和关注 。