Age: 1 Yr. Old
Adoption Fee: $700
Special Needs: no
When the call came in from the shelter, I was in shock. A 1-year-old Bulldog had been brought in to be euthanized. The shelter workers were in shock too.
Covered in urine, with long nails, sores on her stomach and blisters on her feet, it was clear that this young dog had been neglected for a long time. But, she certainly didn’t deserve to die. (Maybe the surrendering owner does, though…. but I digress).
When I got to the shelter, I could smell her before I saw her. The smell of urine was incredibly strong, even though the staff had already given her a bath. She was still wet and seemed like a feral cat.
When I touched her, she shook. Her eyes darted back and forth. It was obvious that no had ever touched her in a nice way.
The ride home was interesting. She preferred the floorboard to the seat, and the 6 inches under the seat was where she ended up. She didn’t fit, but she made it work and it gave her a sense of protection.
Cowgirl has one eye that is covered with skin… like the skin from her lower lid is attached to the eye ball. That’s something we’ve never seen before.
We were told Cowgirl was one pup from the owner’s litter of seven. He asked to have her ashes, but we’re still not sure why he would want to have her put down.
I gave her another bath when we got home. More urine came off, but the stain is still there.
In the coming days, she will learn to trust. She will have all her medical needs addressed and she will find the most amazing loving family.
I named her Cowgirl because she has a wild spirit, but in the end, can be tamed. Thankfully, because the fabulous shelter doesn’t believe in euthanizing healthy dogs, Cowgirl will get to live, and grow up to be the beautiful Bulldog she was born to be. We’ll help her celebrate her 1st birthday on October 27.
10/25/21 Update: Cowgirl got the complete spa treatment this morning and feels like a new woman. She then went outside for some sun and fresh air. Slowly but surely, the sweet, fun-loving girl on the inside is coming out.
Cowgirl is very timid with strangers. She is not a fan of a leash, but the secret is to get down on her level, and she is much more relaxed.