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She Lived...

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posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:28 PM
This post actually hit home close enough that I finally joined the board after years of lurking. Stories like this always tug at the heartstings a bit.

As for a name, how about Mira, short for Miracle?

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:30 PM
that was a great story!!

Since you mentioned 2012 - how about the name Maya?

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:34 PM
She is beautiful and may you be blessed for doing something many people would not do! Do you know if the pups mom is ok? I wonder if she needs cared for too? I know I would go back and look for her as well.
I am all about living a peaceful existence and not harming another living being. I am a vegan for that reason. I had a similar experience just last week with a pup around 9 months old who was afraid to go to anyone. I made friends with her and got her to trust me and now she is in a wonderful loving home and I spoke with the couple yesterday and they told me she was even sleeping with them now! I sometimes wonder why animals find me but then again, I thank God they do, because otherwise they might not make it.

Thank you for the post and thanks for doing a good deed!

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:46 PM
reply to post by Sundancer

These are the things that keeps my faith in humanity. Love is all we need. Simply beautiful.

A Flower For YOU.

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:54 PM
Love the thread, Sundancer.

Many years ago, my ex and I found a solid white puppy still alive in a dumpster. We took her home and called her "W.T.". (Short for white trash,) just for fun, but she was a good girl, and we had her for many years.

I, too, have problems passing injured dogs on the highway.

In the midst of all our conflicts on ATS, something comes along once in a while that causes us to join together. Can't think of anything better to do this than puppies!

Thanks for the picts.

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:57 PM
How about Lucky

She was lucky that you came along so it would seem to fit.

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 02:10 PM
Great story. What telling pictures, I could only imagine what it looked like when you first rescued the poor little thing.

For some reason I can't stand seeing animals in pain. It hurts me worse than when I see humans in pain sometimes. Maybe because they don't know why.

Either way, I'd say you should name this dog Lucky (although that kind of cheesy, I'm sure you'll find a better name), but that dog is lucky to have been found by you. I'm sure those vetrinarian bills must have been hefty. I'd say only a very small percentile of people would have the means, and the heart, to pay for those, AND give the dog a home where it will be loved.

Great story, something was looking out for that poor little thing that day.

Perhaps, (after reading about your painful recent past) this was a meeting of fate, and this puppy will give you just as much as you have given it.

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 02:10 PM
Don't know why but the name "Lazarus" came to me after reading your story.

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 02:12 PM
How about 'Peace'

Come Peace
Stay Peace

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 02:20 PM
A really great story.
I had a cat,my former brother-in-law ,found abandoned in a empty
apartment.I used the first two letters of abandoned and named her

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 02:24 PM
Im calling hoax on this one - only kidding. These kind of things are great to hear because it gives you a lift. How about Nihal for a name which means blissful and happy.

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 02:32 PM
reply to post by Sundancer

Thank you for doing that!!! I always have great respect for people who do nice things for animals in need!

As far as names: Sweetie, Angel

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 02:48 PM
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I think "Angel" is the only name you can give her. It seems like that is what she is. God sent her to you, and you took her in. It's just that simple. I hope you have a wonderful life with her. It's people like you who make this world worth living in. Thanks.

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 03:09 PM
Spectacular man! Thumbs up for you.

I have a cat with a similar story. His mom wasn't taking care of him and he weighed in at 6oz at about one month old, give or take. He was blind when we brought him home and had nothing but skin and bones, and a bit of fur.

We named him Justice, initally as a pun from him being blind but now that he's healthy and active, the name seems all the more fitting.

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 03:24 PM
What a wonderful story!

I won't say too much, but you have been through some awful times in your life. I really feel for you. I am inspired by your courage to carry on and help this poor little puppy.

How about 'Hope' or 'Angel'?

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 03:37 PM
reply to post by Sundancer

Nice story. How about Rawhide?

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 03:49 PM

Originally posted by Sundancer
She Lived,

A couple of weeks ago I was driving through the countryside with my friend Raul. We came into a small village where I noticed a Momma dog on the sidewalk licking her baby that wasn't moving. I mentioned it to Raul, and we kept driving but it kept eating at me. Finally, I convinced him to turn around.

We went back, and the Momma dog was gone, but the baby was still there. It lay in the middle of the sidewalk. I got out of the car hurriedly, I was afraid the puppy was dead, but then a little ear popped up. From appearing dead, the puppy got up, and ran for cover; not finding any, it cowered in a corner waiting for what it must have thought would be the final blow from an uncaring soul sending it in the next realm.

No, I scooped her up in my shawl. Raul drove me an hour, and a half to my veterinarian. The little puppy had never been in a vehicle before, and was continually throwing up. It had only ever known pain, and hunger; as it's whole body was covered in contagious mange, ticks, and ants feasting on her flesh. Yes, my Heart almost broke as she lay shaking in my hands.

We finally arrived at the vets; they took over from there. She vomited again, and began licking it up; to my horror her food consisted of the very parasites/ticks which had been feasting on her. The Vet squished one, and it popped full of her blood.

We left, and later the vet called to let us know how she was. He told us that had the puppy been left on the side walk she would have been dead in less than a couple hours; but now she has a fifty fifty chance.

She had to stay at the vets clinic for 2 weeks. She was in critical condition for over 5 days. They had to give her mange baths; which consist of an extreme burning sensation; followed by the contaminated skin falling off. Extreme agony, or torture don't come close to an adequate description of the pain the poor little thing went through.

I brought her home the other day, and she fit right in with my three huge babies; all weighing in over 100lbs each. She'll never grow to size do to mal nutrition, and all she's been through. The vet said she may get up to around 20lbs. maximum.

Why am I telling You this?

I am almost in a state of shock, and awe; as to why Nature picked me to save this little doggy; literal hours before death. See, there's more to this story. I've had quite the run in with death through my life.

My husband, and I lost our little girl in a car wreck almost 10 years ago. After that neither one of us fully recovered, and my husband finally had to pay the angel his tokens for crossing 6 years ago. My life really fell into a tail spin, and I've associated with nature more than people now.

My heads spinning a little bit watching how this puppy fits in with my other babies now. A little puppy, now around 9 weeks old is full of life, and energy with a new home, and a real life full of joy, food, and love. All that from what must have been a living hell, and from the clutches of death. Why?

I am a big believer in Microcosms, and Macrocosms; as above, so below. Having that said I think the Earth is healing itself now, and as we move closer to 2012 many more people will be tested in the way I have been; with loss, and with life. I am confident in my heart that in saving a little puppy with as miniscule as that may seem, I have taken one small step, but an important one toward helping Mother Nature, and Earth heal. I think I was chosen as are many others RIGHT NOW on the Microcosmic level to help the healing of Earth. After there are enough of us who have been blessed with opportunities on a small scale, it will grow to the Macrocosmic level.

Besides knowing that with everything I help I'm helping heal the Earth, I gaze in wonderment at this pup, and how many ways through Mother Nature, she'll give to me.

I still don't have a name for her, nothing seemed fitting. Any suggestions?
I'm trying to upload a photo of her now.

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posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 03:50 PM

I used to save birds and smaller animals. I realized that God didn't exist because those animals are just like us, but they don't seem to worry about the afterlife. They are always living in anticipation of death.

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 03:50 PM
How about "Nuno" for a name?

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 03:51 PM
What a darling little dog, and what a wonderful story!

I agree with the folks who say she should be named "Angel."

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