Hi there Sophia, a lot of things have happened since I last saw you at our foster mom’s house in Irving TX. If you remember, I was adopted by a family in Dallas and you stayed behind with Linda for much longer.
Well, in my first home I had trouble from the get-to even though I bonded with my mom Liz right away. You are a shy girl yourself and you understand how stressful a very busy household can be. After almost a year Liz gave me back to BARC, even though it almost broke her heart.
But here is where my story turns into a Happy One. By the way this is what I look like now – gorgeous, don’t you think?
I look just like you, only my tail is much bushier than yours.
Well, let me tell you about my forever family. I think that I have landed in heaven. There are two other dogs in the house, Romeo and Daisy who are pretty much inseparable.
And here is my new mom Lisa with Romeo:
Now let me tell you about my new mom Lisa. She is just AWESOME and I’m a lucky girl.
Lisa is a member of the BARC group that rescues Bernese Mountain dogs like Romeo, you and me. In September she became the driving force behind the rescue and fund-raising for the medical care of a pup called Hope.
Here is Hope’s story: (I hope you have a strong stomach to be able to look at the pictures):
One of mom’s neighbours found Hope on September 20th in tall grass behind her house. She was horrified at the sight of the poor creature and after taking pictures she confronted the man who she thought was the dog’s owner. At first he denied knowing Hope, but eventually he admitted that she did live in his back yard. He claimed that she had a doghouse in the backyard and commented that ‘she had probably dug out of the yard to die somewhere else. He had heard that dogs do that sometimes.’
Well, mom’s neighbor did not know what to do and showed the pictures to her. My mom has a cast iron stomach, but those picture nearly made her throw up.
That’s when my mom went into action which resulted in Hope’s rescue and eventual recovery. Hope was placed into the competent and loving hands of Dr. Rea who examined her and devised a plan to save her life.
Here is Hope after one week under Dr. Rae’s care. To everyone’s delight her left eye could be saved, but no-one could touch her for weeks because she had so much pain.
With the help of many kind people my mom was able to raise the funds for Hope’s expensive care and in the end she even found a good family to take her in.
On October 20th, Hope was discharged from the veterinary clinic and taken to her new home. Here she is with her family:
So you see, I have found the world’s best mom and I’m as happy as can be!