There are some pretty kind, caring, cool people in this town. And my friend Kelsey is definitely one of them.
Not only is she a super talented, patient groomer to my dogs, she recently went to Thailand to volunteer for a month at Thai Animal Sanctuary. She saw some incredibly difficult things, but she also had some rewarding times. One of those rewarding experiences was the opportunity to bring Dave home. To bring her home and help give her another chance. She's only been here two weeks but she's settling in incredibly well. It's unclear if she was born with her physical issues or if it's the result of an untreated injury, but nevertheless this gal (yes, a girl named Dave) has an adventurous spirt. With no feeling in her back end she wears diapers a lot of the time and she's got two completely uneven, unusable back legs, but man can she run!
She came and hung out while her mom groomed my dogs and afterwards we spent time in the backyard - and she chased the ball and ran around the yard and sniffed and then just relaxed. She's also ball crazy.
She's almost ready for adoption through the Thai Animal Sanctuary via Kelsey, but she's gotta get her new wheels as her old ones aren't working so well anymore. In the meantime - and to enable her to be both more mobile and able to lay down when she's tired - she wears a shopping bag to help prevent chaffing and scratching on her underside.. but she wears it well.
She's amazing to watch.
Today she let give her pets and treats and and rub her ears, which she really loves because she can't do it herself.
She doesn't feel sorry for herself at all so it's easy to just admire her and the bright light that shines from her insides.
Yes - there are a lot of photos included with this post, but I just couldn't whittle them down any further... between Dave, her foster sister Lily and the lovely Kelsey... and the sunshine... gah.
Please also check out Dave by following her adventures on facebook: Dave Does Canada!
I can't wait to see the shenanigans she's going to get up to!