One day, while on my lunch break at work, I spotted a small puppy on the side of the road. She was barking incessantly and tugging at my heartstrings, as if she was crying out for help. I knew I had to do something, so I approached her cautiously. As I got closer, I noticed that her skin was severely infected and she looked malnourished.
It took all my courage to stop and rescue her, but I knew I couldn’t leave her there to suffer. I scooped her up and took her to the vet, where they diagnosed her with a hernia and warned that she was at risk of death. I named her Dolly, and it was clear from the beginning that this girl had fought for her life.
Dolly’s recovery was a long and difficult process. She required a lot of medication, medicated baths, and eventually surgery. But despite it all, she remained a fighter and showed her resilience every step of the way. The first positive sign was when she shed her old, infected skin and began growing new, stronger skin. It wasn’t long before she started growing new hair and gaining weight.
Dolly quickly became one of the happiest dogs I had ever met. She loved to wag her tail and greet me with excitement every time I came to visit her. She was also incredibly confident and loved to explore her surroundings. Her favorite activity was going to the park, where she would make new friends and play until she was exhausted.
After a few weeks of intense care, it was time for Dolly to go for a general health check. To my delight, everything was great, and it was finally time for her to go home. She had a full coat of beautiful, healthy fur, had gained 2 kilos since I first rescued her, and was filled with boundless energy.
Taking Dolly to the beach for the first time was an unforgettable experience. Seeing her run and play in the sand was a reminder of how far she had come, and it filled my heart with joy to see her so happy. Now, every time I take her for a walk, she’s filled with the same boundless energy, and it’s clear that she’s grateful to be alive and to have a second chance at life.