Kim Taehyung’s companion dog Yeontan aka Tannie, who many consider BTS’s unofficial eighth member, has been found to be struggling with some health issues right now. The heartbreaking news was shared by Taehyung aka V himself in a recent interview with GQ magazine. As soon as snippets of the interview surfaced online, prompting the ARMY to flood social media with prayers and best wishes for the adorable dog.
Yeontan, however, isn’t the only dog to go viral today, as POTUS ‘new Commander puppy Joe Biden turned out to be the other “celebrity” to steal hearts on the internet. The addition of a new puppy to the family comes after Biden’s other dog, Major, was kicked out of the White House, due to major behavioral issues. Major Biden had been a pretty naughty dog, with multiple biting incidents reported over the past few months. The POTUS and the First Lady are now sending her to live a much calmer life with their family friends. Meanwhile, the commander of the 3.5-month-old German Shepherd puppy has arrived at the White House as an anticipated Christmas present to the president’s family. However, let’s focus on our adorable South Korean friend Yeontan aka Tannie right now.
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Yeontan, who was born on September 7, 2017, was adopted by Taehyung after finding the puppy “looking angry” and “in need of a lot of hugs”. Yeontan, who is a brown and black Pomeranian race, was already struggling with some innate health issues. V brought him home and showered him with immense love and care, and the cute dog quickly became one of BTS’s most adored members.
Translated from Korean, GQ’s interview shows V opening up on Tannie’s struggle with certain illnesses. “Tan’s health has been very bad since birth,” V said, describing his problems in his own words (or barks). “Because the airways are small, I [sic] can’t breathe well. If I run just a little, I will pass out and have had two surgeries this year, but both times failed. “
V also added his personal heart note to Tan, explaining that these would be the words he would write in a thank you card to his dog. “… thank you so much for persevering, enduring and staying alive despite the hard work, I hope we can make some fun memories together for the rest of our lives, and I want to see Tan come of age.”
Lune Keshini, one of V’s fans, had explained Tannie’s health issues in more detail on Quora. “First of all, Tannie / Yeontan / Tan is a Pomeranian. Pomeranians, like all small dogs, need to be careful because of their small paws. This is not a health issue, it is routine care for a small dog. This is why small dogs are often carried and need to have ramps or stairs in their homes so they can move around when needed. Tae mentioned that Tannie has some medication that she needs to take. One of the pills he briefly showed is a normal heartworm medication that ALL dogs should take. Usually it’s one pill a month to prevent heartworm. He also seems to have some medication. to breathe – this is another common health problem in some breeds of small dogs. Pomeranians are one of those breeds. So this is most likely another medicine that Tannie needs to take. And finally – Tae mentioned that Tan has problems with his ears – Again, another problem that is common and requires medication to help prevent. In addition, special cleaning must be done. I think he mentioned having Tan’s ear wipes. ”
Read Keshini’s full answer here.
The ARMY showered Tannie with their best wishes and love as soon as the GQ interview surfaced online.
“Stay strong and stay healthy, taehyung love you so much let’s stay with him until the end tannie !!” one fan tweeted.
Another noted: “Waking up to hearing about Tannie and her health issues – it’s heartbreaking. All of us who have had fur babies know how short our time with them is and know that they don’t. not doing well … spending as much time as possible with them and loving them endlessly. “
“Check back soon tannie, you are strong and you will be better, we love you so much,” wished a third fan, while another shared, “I will never be able to look at this photo the same way again. . Kim Taehyung is truly the best daddy Yeontan can have and Tannie, who continues to endure despite her condition, is the best dog in Fighting Tannie! “
stay strong and stay healthy, taehyung love you so much let’s stay with him until the end tannie !! 🥺💕 pic.twitter.com/feMzySYOBe
– ✙ 𝐯𝐢𝐚𝐧` 뷔 🪐ᵎ || 🏳️ (@ourrappines_) December 21, 2021
Waking up to hearing about Tannie and her health issues – it’s heartbreaking. All of us who have had furry babies know how short our time with them is and know that they are not doing well … you just make a point of spending as much time as possible with them and love them endlessly.
– VStreamTeam by V (@VTeamBase) December 21, 2021
I will never be able to look at this photo the same way again …
Kim Taehyung is truly the best daddy Yeontan can have and Tannie, who continues to endure despite her condition, is the best dog 💯
Fight Tannie! pic.twitter.com/sqGklDABZu
– Christmas tree Kei_TAEHYUNG (@ bangtannice7) December 21, 2021