Reworded: The tale of a lost dog’s suffering, expressed through the markings on his skin.

Once upon a time, there was a little dog named Toby who loved to play and explore. He was a curious and adventurous pup who loved to sniff out new smells and chase after birds and squirrels. One day, Toby wandered too far from home and found himself lost in the wilderness.

Toby was scared and alone, and he didn’t know how to find his way back home. He wandered for days, his paws sore and his belly empty. As the days turned into weeks, Toby began to lose hope of ever finding his way back to his loving family.

As Toby wandered, his body became covered in scars and markings. His fur became matted and dirty, and his once shiny coat was now dull and lifeless. The markings on his skin told the story of his suffering – the scratches on his legs from running through thorns, the cuts on his nose from digging through the dirt, and the bruises on his belly from sleeping on hard ground.

Despite his pain and suffering, Toby never gave up hope. He continued to wander, looking for any sign of his family. He walked through forests and across fields, calling out for his family and hoping they would hear his cries.

Finally, after many long weeks, Toby saw a familiar face in the distance. It was his owner, who had been searching for him day and night since he went missing. Toby’s tail wagged with joy as he ran towards his family, his scars and markings a testament to his incredible journey.

From that day on, Toby never strayed too far from his family again. He knew that no matter how far he wandered, his family would always be there for him.

And though his markings may have told the tale of his suffering, they also spoke to his strength and resilience in the face of adversity.