Thank you for saving my little life.
If there’s one thing I like about Facebook, it’s the On This Day app. Each day it pops up and reminds me of some great moments in my life. This leads me to this sweet photograph. I call it, Thank you for saving my little life. It was only two years ago when I received a call from my neighbours to help catch a dog. By the time I arrived, they were into their fourth rescue mission hour. The dog was small and scared and in the worst condition. It took two more hours until we finally caught him. The poor boy was exhausted, scared, smelly, matted, infected, and his ears were bleeding. I sat on the floor and waited for him to come to me. Slowly he came over, leaned in, and took a deep breath. I don’t think he’d done that in a very long time. It was at that very moment when I fell in love with him. My third dog, Mr. Twix had just come into my life.
It was obvious he was dumped in the desert for a long time. As I picked him up the stench was overwhelming yet the love he showed me was just as strong. I named him Mr. Twix such a perfect name for him.
As with any found dog, we checked if there was a chip and took him to the vet for a check up. He had worms, deep ear infections, a very sore inflamed bottom, and nails long as talons.
It was important for me to make him as comfortable as possible. I can’t imagine how he felt with feces covered matted hair and ear infections. A lovely friend of mine stepped up to groom him which of course involved shaving him down. I dropped him off and she took care of him. I asked my friend to not send me a photograph of him after being groomed. I wanted to witness his transformation with my own eyes and see who this little dog really was. I couldn’t have been more surprised. He looked like a little tiger. And more surprisingly I didn’t know he had such gorgeous eyelashes. He was special.
It was a life changing moment for me as you can imagine. We knew we had to catch him, he may not have survived in an area with coyotes and being so exhausted.
It was quite the story with my friends on Facebook. There was much excitement when we revealed we’d caught him. We announced in a not so ordinary way that he would be part of our family, by creating this video.
First forward to this day and precious Mr. Twix has a wonderful life with two sisters and a firm fan following. If you have never thought of saving a dog, please give it a thought. I’m not saying you have to run around the desert to save a life, but you can adopt a dog. It’s the best feeling in the world.