THIS has got to be a wanderer's worst nightmare.
How would you feel when you just got your passport, you're excited to visit places you thought was only a dream, eat savory exotic food you've always wanted to taste...
Only to find out that it has been torn to pieces? Bummer.
Recently, a post went viral online after a netizen's dogs ripped his and his partner's passports.
The post, which since gained over 13,000 likes and 15,000 shares, shows how much damage the two pooches have made.
"Lord, please ingna ko nga damgo ra ning tanan. Kung dili ni damgo Lord, himoa nalang ni silag mga baki Lord. Sure na jud ni Lord?" Morales Garde wrote.
(Lord, please tell me this was all a dream. If this isn't, please turn [my dogs] into frogs, Lord. Is this really it, Lord?)
In an interview with SunStar Cebu, Garde expressed his shock after coming home from a nightshift duty where he found his passport and other supporting documents were shred to pieces -- and his dogs, Lala and Misu, plead guilty.
"I used to thrill myself whenever I open my room’s door because every time I go home, I get too excited [to see my dogs]. Like, they're so loud and they always jump and they will not shut up until you hug them," he explained in Cebuano.
"So there, when I opened the door, I was shocked that our passports were on the floor. And when I saw bits and pieces... I didn't know how to feel."
Garde said he wanted to cry, especially since he recently got them last April. He said he has plans to travel abroad.
Although he felt miserable, he also couldn't help but laugh at the situation.
"At the same time, wala jud ko naka-feel og kalagot. I ended up laughing tungod sa ilang mga reactions nga guilty kaayos' ilang gibuhat," Garde added.
(At the same time, I didn't feel any remorse towards them. I ended up laughing because their reactions looked so priceless, they looked so guilty.)
Ripped were two passports, an NBI clearance, and a transcript of records.
Like two kids breaking a vase, Garde had to ask his dogs who did it.
"Akong gi-ask kinsa'y naglider-lider. Mao to, gapundo ras kilid sa door galingo-lingo. Pero wa jud ko nangasaba kay dali man gud ni mangluod. Pag kasab-an kay di mokaon," Gardo said.
(I asked them who started the mess. They were just looking around the room. I didn't scold them because they sulk when they are reprimanded, they don't eat.)
Netizens were quick to express their joy (and sympathy) towards the situation.
"I'm torn between HAHA and HUHU," a user wrote.
Garde said that as a pet owner, one must have patience and treat their dogs like family.
"We just have to be responsible with our things and keep them out of their reach. At the end of the day, they know nothing about what they break. All they know is they were just playing. They are innocent," he said.
Talk about a very "ruff" day. (SunStar Cebu)