"In October of 2014, I was hit by a car while crossing the street on my college campus. I was okay, but my concussion caused significant emotional trauma. An acquaintance from class encouraged me to foster a dog as a way to aid in my recovery, and she came with me to the vet as we picked up a 'poodle mix' who looked more like a hairless rat to us.
They didn't know much about her; just that she was at least seven years old and had been a puppy mill mama. The shelter that pulled her from the puppy mill had her on the kill list, so Urgent Animals of Robertson County took her in. This poor little girl had just been spayed, had a mammary tumor removed, had cataracts, her nipples were so sore from over-breeding that I couldn't pick her up without yelps of pain, and she had fleas so badly that they had to shave her.
I wasn't sure I would be able to help her enough. I worried about her constantly. But through love and cuddles and lots of coconut oil, her hair started to grow back. She started to trust me and I started to trust her. She became my little sidekick. I renamed her Nancy (she didn't respond to the name the rescue gave her anyway) and fell in love with this little girl. Of course I foster failed and cried tears of joy when I signed the adopted papers.
Through Nancy's adoption, my 'acquaintance from class' became my very best friend. And a year later, she finally liked a guy that I was dating, letting me know that he was the one. Now I'm married to that guy that Nancy liked, and we have another rescue dog named Sully. Nancy has turned my life around in so many ways. She's getting older, but I treasure every moment I have with her and am forever thankful that the universe aligned to put this amazing dog in my life. -Allison" ❤️ #seniordog #loved #fosterfail #adopted #adoptdontshop