Friday, October 26, 2012

Eddie's Story

This is Eddie, one of my two Jack Russells.

I also own a collie and a foxhound and too many fish to count.

The Robeson County Humane Society has volunteers who visit dog pounds and rescue dogs that are destined for euthanasia.

Eddie had a bad limp and held his front paw up as if he was trying to tell them he was hurt. That meant when three days passed and no one came to claim him, he was scheduled to be euthanised.

The Humane Society volunteer took him, thinking his leg was broken.

But when he was taken to the vet for x-rays, they found that he had been shot.

That was all I needed to hear.

I adopted Eddie and took him to a specialist in Cary, North Carolina. He reconstructed his leg and inserted a metal plate to help the bone fuse back in place.

Eddie still has shrapnel in his leg because it would have caused more damage to try and pick it all out.

But he is happy now and eagerly jumps through the doggie doors to my back yard about a million times a day. He seems to know he was saved by people who love him.

5 comments:

onespoiledcat said...

Eddie's such a doll baby....one happy guy and I know you feel so blessed to have rescued him - just as no doubt he KNOWS how blessed he is to be part of the Terrell clan!

Pam

Mollie said...

Oh that is so lovely :) Mollies a welsh border Collie known as a blonde. The shepherds didn't want them as they are too close to the color of the sheep :( We wanted her though :) xx00x I went on the link you gave me for your book, the page was unknown..weird I typed it in twice .
Mollie and Alfie

p.m.terrell said...

Thanks for dropping in, Pam! Yes, I do believe he knows how good it has it here after such a terrible start to his life. He gives me a whole lot of love, and I try to give him as much as he gives me. :)

p.m.terrell said...

Oh, that is so sad that the shepherds didn't want Mollie but I sure am happy that you adopted her! :) She is gorgeous. I wonder if the link didn't work because you're in Europe? If you'll email me at patricia@pmterrell.com, I can arrange to get a copy to you. Or you can try http://www.pmterrell.com. Maybe the "http://" will make it work? Thank you for trying!

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

So pleased that you and Eddie found each other :-)