Heart-warming stories of adopted pets and the people who love them.
Bellatrix the Sweet
When senior girl, Bella was brought to the Willamette Humane Society by a family who was devastated that they could not keep her, I could see that this dog was just as distraught to be loosing them. She was so nervous and sad that she wouldn't eat even the best treats, but still came over to me with a tiny bit of "wag " in her tail. The next day, I went to check on Bella who was laying in her bed, not moving. She wouldn't even get up and come to the front of the kennel for hot dogs. I couldn't bear to leave her while she was feeling so depressed so I asked permission to take her on respite over the weekend. I didn't really expect to be able to have a dog, as it would take a special pup to be able to live politely with my house rabbit, Moonshine - however, Bella was surprisingly respectful toward the bun. When I brought her back and led her back into her kennel, I watched her wilt all over again. As my days passed, it became increasingly clear that I couldn't possibly go home without her.
Now that she has been a part of my family for months, I have watched my pretty pittie change from a lazy, quiet old lady into a spry and eager young pup! But however comfortable she gets, she is still quite aware that the bunny is the boss of the house.
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