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Thong Daeng

Thong Daeng in 1998 from the litter of a stray dog that had been taken in by a medical center he had recently dedicated. Her name means “copper” in Thai.in 1998 from the litter of a stray dog that had been taken in by a medical center he had recently dedicated. Her name means “copper” in Thai.

Bhumibol adopted Thong Daeng in 1998 from the litter of a stray dog that had been taken in by a medical center he had recently dedicated.

Her name means “copper” in Thai.

Thong Daeng The Story of Tongdaeng • เรื่องทองแดง

Biography of a Pet Dog, by H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Thong Daeng

Thong Daeng

Since she is the dog of the King, she is often referred to as ‘คุณทองแดง’ which means ‘Mrs. Copper’
Thong Daeng

Thong Daeng

The Story tells us, that she was crying long time, until presented to the King, and then, whilst lying on the lap of the King slept well and in peace.Whilst living in the Palace, Khun Tong daeng is a docile pupil.She understands the King’s commands and has the ability of acting within the meaning of the order.

Therefore the King calls her a ‘common dog who is uncommon’.

‘She is humble and knows protocol’ the King writes. ‘She would always sit lower than the King – even when he pulls her up to embrace her, Thong Daeng would lower herself down to the floor, her ears in a respectful drooping position, as if she would say: ‘I don’t dare’ …

This is a story about a very loveable dog which manages to win the Kings heart due to politeness, obedience, and loyalty . The book is apparently intended for children, but offers interesting background information about Thailand and an insight view in the Royal Palace. A ‘MUST-READ’ for every student of Thai culture. It is not amazing that this book was sold out in hours.
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Thong Daeng