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  • Rescue Stories: Meet Cookie

    Meet Cookie

    Story submitted by Cookie's foster mommie

    Cookie was a show dog that was unsuccessful at giving birth. She has had 2 c-sections, and had reactions to the sutures each time. I guess the "breeder" didn't want her anymore, she gave Cookie to the co-owner. The co-owner's other Frenchie had seizures and she said Cookie would fight with her. The fight left her with a scar on her eye. This is why she requires the 3 eye drops. So, the co-owner decided it best to put her in rescue. Before putting her in rescue, though, they decide to spay her.

    That is when I got her. We thought she had a UTI after her spay, so our vets put her on antibiotics and I took her home. A few days later, she quickly got worse, so I took her back to our vets and they did an ultrasound and a biopsy. They thought she had pyometra. (Infection in the area where her uterus once was). Opened her up and removed half her bladder and some of her kidney. Sent her home on more antibiotics. 2 weeks later, she became lethargic and I thought we were going to lose her again. I again raced her out to the vets where her temp. climbed to 106. They immediately opened up her belly and found her kidney had ruptured. So again another major surgery. I didn't think she would pull through another surgery. The vets only gave her about a 10% chance of survival. But she pulled through and we are so happy to have her in our life.

    Cookie is the biggest sweet-heart. All she wants all day is someone to hold her, pet her, and listen to her snort! She loves everyone and everything she has been in contact with. My kids have friends that come over here all the time. She just is in all her glory when they handle her. She loves to be pampered, so she even loves getting her nails trimmed and loves to be bathed. I was even bored one day and I painted her nails. She was so happy about that. I have 2 kids.. age 8 and 6, and she lets them play with her and dress her up. I also have an 85 pound American Bulldog, 60 pound English Bulldog mix and I take care of my father in law's 3 pound yorkie and she loves them all. I even watch my mom's cranky chihuahua and she even gets along with him.

    Cookie is in her forever home. She is living the life in IL with 4 other frenchies and a bunch of Newfies. She is now a therapy dog that goes to hospitals and nursing homes.

    Meet Cookie Then

    Do you have a rescue story to tell? Email the story with plenty of before and after pictures to webmaster@englishbulldognews.com
  • I Rescued A Human Today

    by Janine Allen

    Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.

    I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the overworked shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them.

    As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life.

    She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship.

    A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.

    I would promise to keep her safe.
    I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.

    I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

    I rescued a human today.