The happiest dog, Daisy!
I always talk about my cats but hardly ever about any of the three dogs I rescued, so today I will devote some articles to the three of them. The first one I'm going to tell you about is this one, Daisy. As you can see in the photo she is always friendly and looks as if she's 'laughing'. This wasn't always the case, though. I met her as a tiny little pup when she escaped her owners yard the first time and came walking into mine as if she belonged there. She was such a friendly energetic little white fur ball but I took her back to them. Little did I know what a mistake that turned out to be since they were animal abusers and did some horrible things to her as she grew bigger.
They used to tie her on the shortest chain you can imagine, in the hot sun [up to 40 degrees Celsius] and no shade at all in summer with not a drop of water or food all day long. When I noticed this I used to sneak her some water and food as often a I could. Her owner absolutely believes that a dog does not need to eat more than once in 3 or 4 days! He'd feed her half a chicken [fried] every 3rd or fourth day only!
I healed some ugly wounds on her that I at first did not know how she got them until one day I saw the owners teenage son kick Daisy so hard that the skin burst open and she was bleeding profusely and he turned around and walked away laughing. That's when I just had enough and could no longer just watch and sneak to help her. I got my husband to walk over [they speak Turkish and I don't] and tell the guy that I am phoning animal protection or the police if he doesn't hand the dog over to us. My husband was as upset as I was since he also witnessed the kicks Daisy had to endure. To cut a long story short, after a few words back and forth the owner decided its in his best interest to surrender Daisy to us.
It took me a while to get her to trust that we won't ever hurt her and even longer for her to get used to the idea she can eat every day as much as she'd like to and we slowly watched her turn back to being that happy, friendly and energetic doggy she used to be. She's been with us for about 8 months now and is about 14 months old. I love her to bits and she has a very special place in my heart!
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