It seems that the little dog SaeNal died a little while after that day we spent on the beach.
I found this out after making a stupid unwitting joke to Chong-Sook about wanting to make dog soup with her (SaeNal was a she). I guess she was in a new home, because Chong-Sook had to give her away, and she died falling off a table, the poor thing. I wasn’t close to the dog, so as much as a I feel bad for Chong-Sook, who really loved SaeNal, for me it’s more an experience of strangeness.
I always find it weird to have been around some creature alive, and then hear not long after that it has died. It’s eerier when it’s a human being, but it’s still odd.