My Dog Leads Two Lives

My Dog Leads Two Lives
I've learned not to worry. I know he'll be back.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Omar Blue and Holly's Side Of The Story


The other day Omar came to me and in that way we have of communicating, asked if I’d like to meet a new friend of  his. Her name is Holly, a beagle, and you can see how cute she is for yourself.

She was about to take her first trip to K9 Town but Omar wanted me to meet her first and  hear how she got to be here. He didn’t have to say another word.

We never get to hear the dog’s side of the story but as she started telling it her smiling expression changed and so did Omar’s.
Here’s how she told it....
"I had been badly abused and left on a road, skin and bones, to take care of myself. I was alone and very afraid. I’d stay in the same area, too afraid to venture out.

One day a lady named Katy noticed me. She got out of her car and tried to give me food. I was too afraid that she would hurt me, after what I’d been through, to get close enough to get it. I waited until she drove off then took the food.

This happened many times. I watched her closely. I knew she was a nice lady. I wanted to be her friend. I needed a friend. I decided I would stop her the next time she drove by.

Plan in place, I waited in a ditch under some hollys beside the rural road and jumped out when I saw her. She didn’t see me.

BOOM! Oh my gosh, what had I done! I screamed and she screamed. I ran but couldn’t run too far.

I thought this was the end for me. I was there a long time. Then I heard her calling out. “Oreo doggggg.” Was she calling me? I later found out she had given me oreo cookies when she had nothing else. Maybe that’s when I started liking her, I don’t know exactly.

I sat up to make sure she could see me. She was still weeping. The hurting was worth it. I did everything I could to keep her feeling sorry for me. Didn’t want her to loose interest. She was going to be mine, I could feel it.
We went to a doggie doctor who was going to put me with Animal Control but that never happened. My Katy wouldn’t allow it. We found out I had a broken pelvis. I’m okay now.

My new family named me Holly because I jumped from behind that  holly bush the day everything in my life changed for the better.  Look at me now. This is my family. I love them so much and they love me too. Can’t you tell.

Come on Omar! I’m ready to go to K9 Town to meet all of my new friends."

Omar looked at me as if to say, “Wasn’t that worth it, Ma?” Yes it was. He later told me that Holly had the time of her life with his pack. She’s now a member of their ever-growing family too. If you look closely, you can see her up on the hill romping along with the others.
Many, many thanks to dear friend and animal lover Katy Lloyd for the wonderful family pictures and for letting me pick her award winning, true story apart.

Following is an excerpt from Katy's story:

“The way that I met Holly is so unusual that I know she and I were meant to be together. I fell in love with her the first time I saw her looking so pitiful and skinny. Though she was scared of me, she knew I was there to save her life. I did. And we both are living happily ever after.”


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