We were told she was aggressive, so my husband Mark worked diligently to make her feel safe, secure and unafraid. And then, just when she started to relax, an aggressive visiting dog attacked her. She tried to fight back but just didn’t have the will to do it. One hind leg and her head were punctured, her ear torn and requiring a number of stitches and her spirit totally traumatized.
Mark and I were sick at heart, and Mark hurt his chest pulling the aggressor off her on top of it all. After the vet visit, June Bug appeared to go back into her shell, sad and alone. We slept on the sofa with her that night, willing her to heal and feel better. And, miraculously, the next morning she awoke with that loving spirit we knew was inside her.
She was asleep next to Mark’s feet as he worked on the computer when fate intervened. An email from the vet’s assistant. She fell in love with June Bug, and talked about her to a friend looking for a companion Pit Bull for her Pittie. Could she have photos? Will they be compatible? Only time will tell, but maybe June’s world had to grow darker before she could walk into the light of her new forever home that fate will definitely put before her.
Such it is with the way of dogs; such it is with the way of people. Sometimes our problems seem insurmountable. Often, like June Bug, we want to just give up. But every now and then, with the help of loving friends, that special spirit will shine through us … as it did with June Bug … and we’ll know that somehow something wonderful awaits us just around the corner.
If you can be a special friend to a human or canine in need, don’t hesitate. You can make all the difference in the world to them. And, it will brighten your life to do so. I know that it has for me.
Til Next Time.