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The Dog At The Drive-Thru Window
By Mr. Ed
Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Last edited: Wednesday, February 04, 2015
This short story is rated "G" by the Author.

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My Latest Submission to 'The Great Animal Rescue Chase'

Meet Maxine - a starving, wandering, extremely wary Border Collie that has reportedly been living on the mean streets for quite some time now, and who began showing up at a 24-hour hot dog stand – at different hours of the day and night – several months ago.

The owner of this establishment soon took pity on her, and he soon began giving her something to eat every time that she now sat in front of his drive-thru window, crying for a hand out.

Since this business is located at a busy intersection, numerous motorists and customers also soon began noticing her forlornly sitting there, and they soon began trying to catch her; but she was too leery and too untrusting of people, and she always raced away from them – and very sadly, often straight into heavy traffic.

My fellow pet rescuer Katie soon learned about this poor dog’s plight, and she soon contacted me. And now, Katie and I began taking turns sitting in this restaurant’s parking lot, hoping to rescue this dog. And, as usual, it wasn’t easy. We both now spent hours in that parking lot for two weeks, at different times of the day and night, and we never even spotted this poor wandering dog. And of course, an hour or two after we would leave the restaurant parking lot, one of us would get a call that she had suddenly appeared there once more.

Several days ago I arrived there well before dawn, carefully set and baited my dog trap, and started another long vigil. But this time, luck was with me, and my wait was not in vain. After only a few hours, I saw her standing there in the bitter cold, hungrily sniffing all around the enticing food in my trap; and within minutes she was inside my trap, and now on her way to a new and better life.

I immediately drove her home and soon let her out of the trap inside my garage. She was doing remarkably well with my spouse and I in the garage, eventually even timidly taking bits of food right out of our hands. But as soon as I brought a loop leash out and attempted to place it around her neck, she panicked and immediately dove under our car.

Now it took me an hour crawling around under the car to get the loop leash around her neck, and when I finally did, she really went ballistic and immediately started pulling, jerking, jumping in the air, trying to bite off the leash and violently banging her head and body into everything. I now feared that she would get hurt, so I placed a blanket in my trap and nudged her back into it.

A few hours later, Katie, myself, and my spouse Rebecca constructed a make-shift kennel for Maxine in my garage, and then gently nudged her into the kennel - complete with food, water, and warm blankets. Katie had already made arrangements with a Border Collie rescue organization to take in poor Maxine, who would now temporarily reside in this make-shift garage kennel until all the logistics were worked out.

The next morning, my wife and I sat with Maxine in her kennel for a while, as she very timidly once again began taking tiny pieces of food from our hands, and now even allowing us to gently pet her head. Then we whisked her off to an animal hospital to be vetted, before her journey to her new and better life began.

The veterinarian soon confirmed that wandering Maxine was about two to three years old; had no micro-chip; had not been spayed; and had contracted Lyme Disease - which she will now receive treatment for. She has also now been spayed, and several old wounds on her body have now been cleaned out and stitched.

Our hearts always go out to these un-trusting street dogs, who have been forced to live their lives out on the mean streets in all types of weather; and when they are captured and taken to an overflowing animal shelter today, they are usually quickly deemed to be ‘unadoptable’ and are very sadly often placed on Top of the Euthanasia List

We believe that every abandoned, abused, or homeless dog deserves a second chance in life, no matter what the circumstances of their prior lives have been. All three of us have seen some truly remarkable transformations in these unloved and untrusting street waifs, if they are only given their second chance. Thankfully, Maxine will now get hers with a Border Collie Rescue organization.

Good Luck In Your New Life, Maxine – You Truly Deserve It.

I also realize that saving one more dog won’t change the world, but it usually does change the world quite dramatically for the one dog being saved.

©February 2015, Mr. Ed

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/4/2015
I'm amazed at what you have to go through to save a single dog… Hours of waiting and struggle once you have captured one. Border collies are very intelligent so she will probably become someone's special helper.


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