“Bailey and his companion Bernice have been with rescue for 5 months now. They are a great pair of bulldogs! Please consider adding them to your home!”
Sunday, January 15, 2012 11:45am my life changed forever. Someone found me and I was rescued! The day started like every other day of my life living outside, running back and forth up and down the fence barking at the neighbor’s dog. I would tell you I lived in the back yard for all of my 3 years but actually I lived in the back pasture. This day started out different. I saw a lady walking through the high grass and weeds calling my name, she was caring something very strange in her hand so I just flattened myself in the weeds hoping she would not see me but my best friend barked and it was over, she had found me and she wanted me to sit still so she could put something very strange around my neck. I sat still because she was talking very softly to me, but I was very shocked when she actually thought I was going to walk with her. I was scared to death, I got sick, I started to shake, I wanted to throw up. Then the strangest thing happened to me, she picked me up and carried me. I thought I had died and gone to Heaven! No one had ever picked me up in my life! This lady carried me to her car and laid me on the softest blanket I had ever felt in my life and all I could think was, “God PLEASE don’t ever let this moment end!” The next thing I knew I saw her carrying my big ole best friend Bernice in her arm’s and she laid her beside me, Bernice was shaking and licking and then she started to get sick too. All I remember was looking in the rear view mirror and seeing the clouds of dust as I left this hell on earth that we knew as our home. The next stop was a place called Mutt Puddle where I actually had a bath with warm water and soap and conditioner. I counted a thousand fleas that had biten me for years as they died that day! And today for the first time I went to see a vet. No matter what they did to me I liked it, someone was touching me, someone finally cared. I have heartworms I heard, and the treatment is painful, but my entire life was painful. I will recover, I will come inside someone’s home and I will be a family member and be loved from this day forward. I will never sit outside in the rain, the hail, the snow and the Texas summer’s any more. I will be inside with my family forgetting my old life and the days that they left me to die in that Texas pasture. If you are my family you will have to help me learn to live inside your home, you will need to be patient and remember I have only known the pasture and never once been inside the house, so your world is so new to me, but I am so anxious to learn. By the time you adopt me I will be heartworm free, up to date on my vaccinations and neutered. My adoption fee is $500.00, a small price to pay for all this bulldog love !
“Treating a dog heartworms is very costly in addition to all the other medical needs for Bailey, please consider “Sponsoring” Bailey to help us defray the cost.”