I LOVE LUCY!
Lucy’s origins trace to a puppymill. She escaped these confines at five months of age with her AKC papers to show for it. Her next home fared poorly and she was given up several months later. Lucy’s next owner retrieved her from a clothes closet where she was kept.
Nearly a year old, Lucy finally received veterinary care and spaying. It seemed as though her hardships were over. Nonetheless, two years later she was surrendered to a rural animal shelter – an unheated barn – without the benefits of heat. Chill factors hovered @ 30 below zero. The inborn, herding characteristics Shetland Sheepdogs are known for was the reason for surrender. Almost Home was contacted, I committed to adopting her and everything was set in motion for her much anticipated arrival.
Lucy arrived smelly, dirty and matted with blood that concealed serious wounds. She had been viciously attacked and was border-line septic. Lucy was immediately taken to Dr. Kalish who worked diligently for three days to stabilize her. Eventually, she was able to endure an operation to repair her wounds. We met just before her surgery and it was instant love!
Lucy was able to come home two days later. She was swollen and bruised, padded with surgical dressings and drainage tubes and a long list of prescriptions. She looked like a little lion as her entire back half had to be shaved save for the tip of her tail! Her recovery was amazing and Lucy grew stronger and healthier with each passing day. Finally, the stitches and drainage tube were removed and she was released from crate-rest.
Today, Lucy is a happy, playful, energetic and delightful sheltie. She gets along great with my three collies and is not intimidated one bit by their size. She is amazing! I cannot believe all that she has endured and am very, very thankful to have her in my life. I LOVE LUCY!!!