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#1037541 added September 9, 2022 at 3:10pm
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Trash to Treasure
Fair warning: this entry might be a trigger to some with sensitive hearts.



I decided to write this out because I need a way to calm down and think some things through. My temper hit Nuclear Explosion Point this morning and I've been alternating between nail-spitting furry and crying from a broken heart. What could set me off on such a rollercoaster of emotions?

Early this morning my husband took the trash to the dumpster and when he tossed it in, he heard a very soft noise. He looked and saw a small dog. He had to get into the dumpster to get her. She was so weak and emaciated she could not stand. All she did was tremble. She's barely alive. Flies were all over her. Not only did some evil person (I can't say what I really mean here) not only abused and neglected this poor creature by letting her become so emaciated, but they also threw her out like trash!! *Angry* I will keep my mouth shut on my feelings about that.

I've had the honor of nursing many animals back to health over the years, but I think this little girl is the worst case ever. She greedily drank the water, barely drank the broth, and refused the milk or dog food. I read some articles and called the ASPCA of Houston. They all say she needs very high-fat content. She is also showing signs of anemia and very obviously has worms. The lady at ASPCA said go ahead and worm her...even tho she's so weak. I sent hubby to the store to get some iron-fortified baby formula, low/no sodium broth, high fat hamburger meat and some "fatback". It is a package of nothing but pure pork fat. I'll dice it up very small and boil it. Then, she can have both the fatty broth from the meat and the fat.

We've named her Autumn Grace because she's a rusty brown color and we found her at the start of fall. I think I'll just call her Gracie for short. Not sure at all what kind of dog she is. She's small and from her feet and teeth, I'm fairly sure she's an adult but not very old. Still, under two I'd guess. I'm not going to show pics of her in her present condition. Once she is on her feet and stronger, then, I'll take her picture.

Few things push me to the point of being so furious but this is one of them. My heart just breaks for her...shes so pitiful looking. But I'm going to do my very best to help her. To bring her back to health and to treasure her as a member of our family for as long as God blesses us with her in our life.

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