JUANA: Even though I wasn’t at Straydog that day, I can follow the pictures. Then at the very end of the day, I was there.
BILL: You had to go in later on, okay.
JUANA: Jacob was the walker in the Shirley Olsen Beemer Park. There he is bringing Luis and Snickers back from the park.
There they both are. They were in their doghouse in their shelter and they’ve been wondering what’s going on and where their dad was. They seemed sad, but we were taking care of them.
George Jr. was caregiving them and they like George. They took to George right away. They were getting attention and we were trying to distract them, so they wouldn’t miss their dad too much.
I came to the shelter to meet Jean, when she got here. She asked, “What do I owe you?” I told her that we weren’t asking for any money, we just wanted to help.” So she decided to give us a donation. She said that she was planning to take them to Morton Clinic for boarding until her father got out of the hospital. I told her that Morton was our vet and she said that she knew, because she looked us up on our website. I told her that it might further traumatize them to move them again. They had already come to our shelter and we were taking good care of them. I told her that we weren’t in any hurry to use this kennel and I was worried about the girls. I told her that they could stay with us until her father got out of the hospital. She accepted our offer and she decided to leave the girls with us until her father gets better. She hopes it won’t be for very long, but we’ll see. Everything is up in the air at this point. I left Jean there to visit with her babies and they recognized her voice right away.
Shelby and her boyfriend rescued her. They found her running in the street and she had an injured leg. We were worried that it might have to be amputated. She uses that leg, as long as she is wearing a bootie to protect it. She has a deformed paw. She has just one toe and half a leg. That is how she was born. She knows that she needs her bootie to go outside. She sits there so patiently until you put her boot on. She looks at George as if to say, “Hurry George, I need to go outside.” Then she goes outside and she runs and and runs and she uses that foot. That foot hits the ground too. That’s why she needs the bootie. I got one picture after another of her running as fast as she could run. Her bootie stays on, while she’s outside.
When she comes inside, she knows that we will take it right off. Her foot was always bloody from scraping on the ground when we first got her. It was infected and she was in awful shape. She was so skinny. Now she’s overweight, because she’s living inside and she doesn’t get a lot of exercise.
She’s such a happy girl, but she doesn’t get along with other dogs. She’s very, very sweet and, at this time, I don’t think we will have to amputate that leg. She doesn’t chew it or mess with it and she likes her whole little routine.
BILL: We’ll be back soon with another report from Straydog.
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