The platitudes surrounding the dependable canine attitude are endless.
All dogs go to heaven.
Dog is man’s best friend.
There’s no such thing as a bad dog– only bad owners.
And for “rescues”– dogs saved from shelters or other dire circumstances:
Who rescued whom?
Those of us lucky enough to have a furry friend in our lives can understand the wisdom and truth of these aphorisms when we look to our own animals. The eager enthusiasm with which they wag their tails when we return home from work; the long hours spent silent by our sides in quiet hours; and even the unwelcome gift of a face full of dog drool are each mere tokens of their unlimited affection.
So, it’s almost no surprise that when one dog was rescued by a kind-hearted woman from deadly circumstances, his reaction brought her to tears. It all started with an act of bravery, kindness, and humanity in the face of the inhuman. When one woman witnessed dogs experiencing serious neglect, she knew she has to step up and take action.
I saw abandoned dogs for days with no food, water or shelter, dying in 100 + degrees. They were tied up on two-foot chains, not able to move. I waited to see if someone would help them and I couldn’t sleep at night, so I saved them.
The dog in the front seat of her car then did something that will stay with her the rest of her life. In the midst of all the suffering and pain this poor creature had endured, it met kindness with only the gentlest of gratitude. As his savior sobbed and comforted the pup, the dog turned the tables and began petting her back. It was only a matter of time before his tail was wagging and he was snuggling up against her.
The driver reflects on the emotional moment with her focus only on the unwavering goodness of the dog she helped save.
It broke my heart that he’d been neglected and was dying and wasn’t mad at me but grateful. I started to cry and again, his focus shifted from himself to now my needs. I couldn’t believe so much love came from an animal that literally just came from a situation like he was in.
The interaction between the rescued Rover and his savior was captured on video. You can see right from the get-go that the dog has nothing but love for his new pal. While his ears are tucked behind his head, the pooch continues to brazenly reach out to the new woman in his life with open paws, and, as their contact continues, he embraces the new friendship fully– wagging tail and all.
This video goes to show that good deeds go rewarded when a dog has a say. And, for those of us that have pets, we know that this interaction is [typical]. Almost four years ago, our family welcomed our own pup to our pack; and, every day, we are met with incredible, earnest love from an intelligent and indelibly kind pooch. And the reward of seeing Elsa– our five-year-old baby girl who was once terrified by her own shadow– playing gleefully with dogs and people, is indescribable.
If you or anyone you know is looking for a dog, we encourage you to search for local rescues and shelters before searching out a pet store or breeder. The love of a rescue dog is a very special thing. We hope you can share this message and the beauty of this interaction with others to make other dogs just as happy.
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This dog was saved from appalling conditions 💔The way he shows his gratitude is just adorable.
Posted by Metro on Tuesday, July 17, 2018