Sunday, January 15 2012 at 11:50am my life as I had known it changed. I was running the fence rows barking at the neighbor’s dogs when out of the corner of my eye I saw a stranger stomping through the grass and weeds calling my name. She could not see me but I knew in that back yard no nice things ever happened so I figured I might be fixing to get hurt so I laid down flat and I figured she would get tired of stomping around and leave. It’s hard to hide when your big and white and everything else is brown. Then all of a sudden for no reason I barked. She found my best friend first and I cried when she picked him up and carried him through the pasture, Bailey was the only family I had ever known. After all we lived outside in the pasture with no shelter, we sat in the rain, the sleet, and the snow and we baked together in the Texas heat. There was no way Bailey could leave without me so I was sitting at the gate when the lady returned. For some reason I could not walk with that thing around my neck, I just fell down. I am a full figured gal and her back must have broke when she picked me up and carried me to her car. She laid me next to Bailey and we were safe. We were rescued. We did not know where we were going but it had to be better than living in that pasture day in and day out. First stop was a bath. Warm water, lots of soap and a thousand fleas were washed down the drain that day! I stood like a statue. I kept thinking please Lord don’t ever let this day end. Everyone stopped and said how beautiful I was, “beautiful” that was a word I had never heard before. Next stop was home. I ate a big meal, slept inside on a fat bed and after all these years I got to see the inside of a house and I liked what I saw. I went to the vet today and I have heartworms and the treatment is very painful I hear. No problem for me though, my entire life has been painful. I am going to get better and find my very own home indoors and be someone’s pride and joy. I have a new name and it is Bernice, a very proper name for me. My best friend has a new name too, his name is Bailey now. We love each other. We are going to be fostered together too and our prayer is for someone to want both of us so we can always be together. By the time I am ready for a new home I will have been treated for heartworms and be heartworm free, I will be spayed and brought up to date on my vaccinations, I am 4 years old. My adoption fee is $500.00, and in return I will love you forever.
“Treating a dog heartworms is very costly in addition to all the other medical needs for Bernice, please consider “Sponsoring” Bernice to help us defray the cost.”