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I Won't Lie. The Beginning Of This Made Me Sick. But The End Made It 100% Worth It.

OCTOBER 24, 2013  —  By Sara Heddleston  
Sara Heddleston

Sara Heddleston

Sara has been working and writing online for so many years, she's unsure if she is still in corporeal form. She considers herself a jack of all trades, but would prefer it if you would stop calling her "Jack."

This story is beautiful. First, let me allow the woman who rescued him to explain in her words: "Little Red and his brothers and sisters were left in a yard with an older aggressive dog (his father) when the family moved, leaving the pups to scrounge for just whatever they could find to eat or whatever the older dogs dropped when neighbors fed them. There were 6 pups originally and when I was alerted to the situation one evening and drove up there there were only 2 left. When I got to the house there was a little black pup lying in the yard covered in flies that I thought was already gone, I had my son hold on to the poppa dog and went in the gate. Grabbed the down pup and Little Red, but Red bit the snot out of me twice on the back of my hand so I let him go and got the other pup out. We called the cops and one came and took the dying pup to the shelter. It didn't make it, but that got Animal Control involved. The next morning on my way to work I stopped in to take some food and Little Red was barely walking, crawled out from under the edge of the porch and and collapsed in a heap. I couldn't leave him, swooped him up and headed for the house where he got a good flea bath, then off to the vet. Thank God they know me well enough that when the receptionist saw my face they took me right in the back. Your boy was within 2 hours of dying, he needed a blood transfusion and spent all day on IV fluids just to make it. He was doing really well for a few weeks, then the parvo set in and he spent another 5 days in the hospital, but overcame that as well. He's a fighter, with an amazing will to live, that one." Now for the heartbreaking-turned-beautiful photos.

When Little Red was found.

When Little Red was found.

Absolutely covered in fleas.

Absolutely covered in fleas.

He was a mess.

He was a mess.

After his flea bath, you can see hundreds of them dead around him.

After his flea bath, you can see hundreds of them dead around him.

He's home from the vet.

He's home from the vet.

But in desperate need of food.

But in desperate need of food.

Finally getting some rest.

Finally getting some rest.

And asleep. :)

And asleep. :)

Awake and much happier to be free of the parasites, eating his body.

Awake and much happier to be free of the parasites, eating his body.

Enjoying the breeze of a car ride, like a normal puppy.

Enjoying the breeze of a car ride, like a normal puppy.

His new owners named him "Lucky"

His new owners named him "Lucky"

Owner Chris and Lucky, enjoying some play time.

Owner Chris and Lucky, enjoying some play time.

With their other dog Delilah too.

With their other dog Delilah too.

Already getting into some puppy trouble. ;)

Already getting into some puppy trouble. ;)

Lucky is beautiful.

Lucky is beautiful.

Given a second chance.

Given a second chance.

A new lease on life.

A new lease on life.

And now he's happy, flea-free, and enjoying time with his loving family.

And now he's happy, flea-free, and enjoying time with his loving family.

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