In Honor of National Dog Day – My Rescue Story

My Rescue Story In Honor of National Dog Day! xoxox Baylie

My name is Baylie and I’m a Great Pyrenees and Border Collie mix. My mom rescued me from an awful situation when I was 5-6 weeks old. I was found by a nice man who scooped me up when my canine mom dropped me from her mouth while running.   What made it super scary was we were running along the side of a busy highway and there was a bad dog chasing us.  My canine mom tried her best to hold on to me really tight, but I was just too heavy.  But that’s okay, she did the best she could.  A nice man driving along in his truck saw her drop me, stopped his truck and scooped me up really fast so the mean dog couldn’t get me. He tried to help my canine mom too, but she ran. The nice man couldn’t keep me so he took me to where my human mom works to see if anyone would be willing to take me in.

First Meal in New Home

When my human mom and I met on that cold January day, it was love at first sight. I knew she wouldn’t be able to resist me even if I wasn’t very pretty at that time. I was muddy and covered in fleas, ticks and lice. I must say, I was a hot mess.  But none of that mattered to my mom. She took me home, gave me something to eat and drink and then gave me a bath to try and remove the first layer of dirt.  She then whisked me away to see my vet lady and the nice folks at the Ark Animal Hospital.  I must say, they all made a big fuss over me.  Then they gave me a medicated bath {{{{chills{}}}}, and I received a few  vaccinations.  It wasn’t so bad. Afterward, my mom wrapped me in a towel and took me home where I ate more yummy food and met my new family, including my feline sister, Smoki.  I woke mom up whimpering that first night.  She couldn’t stand to hear me cry, so naturally, she brought me into the big bed, and I slept safe at last in her arms.  Well, sort of.  I woke up every two hours or so to go outside to potty; but my mom didn’t seem to mind.

My feline sister, Smoki, is a work in progress. She doesn’t like me too much right now, but I’m growing on her day by day. I just don’t understand why she won’t play with me.  She makes this odd hissing sound that I’m not familiar with.  I wonder, will I hiss like that when I get older? Just so much to learn.

She’s drinking from my bowl

Mom said there must be a reason that God, unexpectedly, plopped me in her arms on that day. So, I think she has resigned herself to keeping me for ever and ever. Yippee!!!   Mom calls me her wild child! I am so glad I’m in a loving home. I have a good life with plenty of canine and two-legged friends to play  with, plenty of food in my bowl, lots and lots of treats and a warm bed. What more could a pup wish for? Thank you for being my friend and following my journey!   And, a friendly reminder, don’t shop, adopt!  xoxox

Always happy, happy, happy

 Favorite Activities:
1.  Snuggling with mom on the sofa
2.  Playing catch with my ball in the back yard
3.  Playdates with my neighbor pal, Cinnamon (a lab and boxer mix)
4.  Making new friends
5.  Supervising my feline sister, Smoki (teehee)
6.  Field trips to PetSmart
7.  Visiting my Aunt Lisa
Favorite Foods:
1.  Anything BACON!
2.  Peanut Butter DogTreats
3.  Any morsels my humans let fall to the floor
4.  Hot Dogs
5.  Sips of my mom’s coffee in the mornings

  • katsrus

    Happy National Dag Day.You are adorable. I could see how it could be love at first site between your mom and you. Glad you got a chance at a wonderful life.

    Sue B

    • Thank you, Sue. And, thank you for reading! xoxo

  • catchatcaren

    HAPPY NATIONAL DOG DAY! Thank you for sharing your rescue story with all of us, it was beautiful! You have a pawtastic home! I love playing ball and peanut butter too! Hmmm…maybe I tshould try my Mom’s coffee? Barks and licks and love, Dakota

    • Thank you for reading my story, Caren (@catchatcaren:disqus). Dakota, it’s o.k. to ask for a sip of your mom’s coffee, but make sure it is decaf! xoxox Baylie