Last Friday I found a stray cocker spaniel in my back yard, actually my dog Emma found her. She was cold, wet, dirty and starved. You could see every bone in her body. I brought her in, cleaned her up and fed her, a lot! Under all that dirt and all those ticks she was a beautiful brown and white with Freckles, which is now her name! Well, it's been a week now and I found a nice man who's father wants her. It's all great except one thing, she is completely fixated on me! I dropped Freckles off at his house for a few hours and he said she looked for me the whole time! I love her and feel a great sense of responsibility towards her, but I just can't afford another pet right now. But is Freckles going to be miserable without me? Will she bond with her new owners? Any tips on how to break the bond?
First off, thank you for taking the time to save this baby! She will bond with her new owners, no worries there. I wouldn't try to break any bond she has with you, that might traumatizer her more. I would visit every other day or so, then slowly taper your visits off so she can be a part of her new pack. Did you check to make sure she is spayed? Not knowing where she came from, that would be a great thing to do. Once again, thank you for your big heart!
I really hope you're right. I took her to the Humane Society vet and he said she was not only unspayed, but in heat and probably preggers. She's going to get fixed next week. I think she was a dog that a local hoarder had. I know she dumped a lot of dogs before the cops could get them. Poor Freckles doesn't even know how to play. It's heartbreaking. I'm amazed at how quickly she's gaining weight! I feel like I'm the lucky one because God gave me the opportunity to help this precious girl.
That's exactly how I feel each time I get to help an animal! Everyday I thank God that he allowed me to save the life of my kitty, Grey. He was at death's door, aspirated on his own yuck, and couldn't even meow. Poor baby! Now he is a healthy, fat & sassy boy. I think it is a privaledge and a gift to be able to help God's creatures!