January 17, 2015

Eyes Wide Open

When Marley came through the door at Angels of Assisi, it was impossible to tell his front from his back. Matted fur hung clump after clump to the floor, and his back legs were twice the size of normal because of the excessive hair wound tight around them. We had to pull back the hair stuck to his face to find his eyes, and the stench was overwhelming.

After sedation, Marley was painstakingly shaved down. Mats were entwined in his toes, ears, and globed all over his entire body. In the days afterwards, he did not know exactly how to feel, and it took him a minute to get his bearings. But with a little time, patience, and medications he did, and we were all delighted the first time he played with a toy. The transformation continued, and last weekend he got his very own family.

We wish you every happiness, little Marley Monster Dog. Thanks for being brave enough to overcome some pretty major obstacles, and know that you are safe now and forevermore.

We do not need magic to transform our world.
We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.
J.K. Rowling


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