We called Rocket Rescue to ask about a sweet faced girl named
Carmella. According to the shelter Carmella was good with cats, so we decided to take a chance and foster her. When we picked Carmella up from Pali, she was a bag of bones. The poor girl had been starved nearly to death, her tail was broken, much of her fur was missing, and the poor thing had clearly had puppies recently. She looked so hurt, yet her eyes were clear and loving and trusting. We took her home.
The first couple of weeks were tough. Poor Carmella could not control her bladder or her bowl: we had to take up every rug in the house. As she began to eat and feel better she discovered that the liked to chew…on anything: sneakers, slippers, remote controls, cell phones, Frisbees, clothing she drags out of the closet, textbooks and three of my favorite pens. It seemed every time we turned around she had found something else to mangle. Mind you, we bought her toys and chew sticks, and she loves them dearly…but evidently nothing tastes as sweet as a stolen cell phone.
Today Carmella is 20 pounds heavier (from healthy food, not cell phones), muscular, and truly beautiful. Even with no formal training she is a joy to walk and we can command her from a distance. When she stands tall and proud in our back yard she looks like a true terrier, and when she runs and plays she looks like a frog riding jet-pack (i.e. typical playful pit bull) Her poor adorable crooked tail (which can’t be fixed) wags and wags when either my wife or I approach her or call her name. We sleep with this 60 pound blast furnace, and we wake up to an onslaught of dog kisses.
Carmella is an angel, a gift, a joy, and a blessing. We could never part with her, so we adopted her. Thank you Rocket Dog!!!