I Saved My Dog From Death
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This girl’s name is Emily, and she wants to tell you about how she saved a dog from dying.
One winter’s day, she was going home after meeting up with her friends. There was an abandoned building on her route home, and her parents had forbade her from going there or even going close to it, but you know, it was a faster way to get home…
She was passing it when suddenly she heard weird sounds, like someone weeping. She looked into the basement window of the house, and there was...a small puppy! She didn’t know how it had gotten there and why it was all alone, maybe someone cruel threw it down there…
She didn’t know what to do, but she couldn’t just leave it there, cold and hungry…
She immediately called her father and told him about the puppy and asked if she could take it home. Her dad said “no”.
She still couldn’t leave the puppy alone, so she went down to the basement. The puppy was so small and helpless, crying silently, but it was also scared of Emily and tried to get away, but she easily caught it and tucked it under her jacket. It was shivering from cold even inside the building.
Emily bought some food, water and milk from the store and hurried home. Only she now had to come up with some idea for hiding the puppy from her parents.
Luckily, they had a small shed near their house, so she hid the puppy in there, went home, waited until her parents went to sleep and snuck out of the house with some blankets to keep her warm and some bowls for water and milk.
She tried to feed the puppy but it was too scared to eat at first, so she left the food and went to sleep. Of course, she couldn’t fall asleep during the night because she was worrying about the puppy.
Emily checked on it in the morning when her parents went to work, and she was happy to see that it had eaten a bit and had a drink. She tried to pet it, and it made her so happy that the puppy already trusted her a bit more.
When she got a better look at it, she concluded that it was a German shepherd mixed with some other breed. By this time, she had already fallen in love with the little cute dog who looked at her with its big round eyes…
Over the next few days, the puppy got better and better. It wasn’t sick or anything when she found it, just cold and hungry. Now it was eating a lot, running clumsily around the shed and...barking. Now that was a problem, because her parents would find the puppy sooner or later, so she began to ask all her friends if they wanted a dog.
Everybody said yes, but at the same time nobody’s parents were willing to take it. She had to come up with something, or at least take it to a shelter…
But she loved it so much already. She even bought it a toy, a little squeaky frog. She couldn’t even comprehend giving her away...but she had no choice.
On the fourth day, when Emily was leaving the shed as usual, the puppy barked at her with its cute little voice. It hated it when she left; clearly, it was scary for it to sit all alone in the darkness. When she was away, the puppy kept on barking, and she just KNEW that soon her parents would discover it.
And well, they did. Her dad caught her, and he was a strict man, and he had this menacing look on his face.
“What’s going on, Emily, what are those sounds?”. She said, “I don’t know”, but of course her dad didn’t believe her. “Where have you been? Why are you sneaking out the house in the middle of the night?”
She was so scared of him at that moment, but she decided to tell the truth, that she had taken the dog in. “Are you crazy!?” her dad said. “what if it’s infected with something? And I told that you’re not allowed to take it in! Go and get rid of it RIGHT NOW!”
Emily just stood there, holding back her tears. “No,” she said to him defiantly, and he was FURIOUS. Then he said: “then I’ll do it myself!” and went outside to the shed, opened the door, and…
Saw this small little puppy looking at him with its big eyes and wiggling its tail. Her dad looked at it for 5 or 10 seconds, with a surprised look in his eyes, not knowing what to do. Emily thought that in that moment, he must have felt the same way she did when she first saw it...
He then picked the puppy up in his hands and took it home. He asked her, “is it a boy or a girl?” She said she didn’t know, and her dad said: “okay, I guess we can keep it for a little bit. Not forever, just until we find a good owner for it.”
Two years have passed since then, and their girl Scully (her dad loves X-files) is now big and strong, and her dad loves her more than Emily does. He plays with her for hours!
She still doesn’t know what went through her dad’s head at the time, but she’s so happy that things have turned out that way they did.
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