Written by Jeannie Wymbs of New York
It was one of the coldest and windiest days in New York City. Every morning before work I would feed my two rescued dogs, Sandie and Duke, and then let them out in the yard. First I would go out to make sure the gate was closed because sometimes my husband would leave it open. Sure enough that morning it was open. I closed it and came around the corner of the house to find a dog laying in the yard! I went over to him and began talking softly to him. He looked up at me with such sad eyes. At first I thought he was small. Then he got up and I realized he wasn’t small at all. He was terribly emaciated and was squeezed tightly into a ball. He must have been freezing!
I called to my son who was in the house, and told him to come outside. The dog was friendly with us and he let me look him over. Aside from being skinny, he looked okay. No injuries. I let my dogs out to meet him because they are friendly. I leashed him first just in case he wasn’t. They seemed to get along well. I took them all back in the house together.
The Veterinarian Was Shocked
I tried to feed him but he didn’t eat much. I think he was nervous. I had to go to work so I called my daughter who was off that day. She came over to dog sit along with my son until I got home from work. After work I took him to the vet. Of course he didn’t have a microchip. They were shocked at how skinny he was.
I named him “Lucky” for obvious reasons. Lucky was a handful at first. He did his business all over the house and tried to constantly hump Sandie who was not happy about it. Finally he got the message that she is the alpha dog. When he drank water, he slopped it everywhere earning him the nickname “Sloppy.” After a few weeks he gained weight and started to act more like Sandie and Duke. I think they taught him how to be a dog. He truly is lucky he chose our yard! More great photos here.
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