--by SissyLee, posted Jun 5, 2019
I don't have much $$ these days but this dog reminded me of another dog from many years ago in NM, one that showed up at the spay/neuter van I was working on as a vet tech. That dog was anonymously dumped/abandoned with a mangled leg too. The vet and I saw a spark in her eye and after hours we amputated her leg, and I took her back to the shelter I worked at. She was soon adopted by other vets who heard her story on the grapevine. In her name, I spotted a bit towards this Arizona family's dog. No one else had donated. But the surgery went forward.
So, this evening, I went to the local Grocery Outlet Bargain market to get my very old dog some canned chicken. It is about all she wants anymore -- and I have even tried organic steak!! I believe she is slowly loosening her grip on her mortal coil. Anyhow, as I stood in line, a man with a big silver pit bull came over and got in line behind me. His dog was full of smiles and had on a canvas jacket with a ripped patch that said "Marine."
This big, quiet man told me I could pet his silver dog,and so I did. I got down on the floor and hugged that sweet dog. The man told me he and that dog had been in the Marines together. As I got rung out, others petted him and I kept scratching his big head and then I hear, "I'm paying for her groceries."
Dang! What? the cashier said, "Are you sure?" I about burst into tears. "Thank you," I said. "Thank you for spreading the kindness." He just smiled and said, "Yes M'am. You are welcome." I gave him a peace dove. And went in my car and cried from the beauty of it.
Dog love. It gets around and goes around.