Small Miracle For DrifterLee by magnus073 ()
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This is for my friend Sherrie (DrifterLee) who is a amazing artist, animal lover and dear friend. I promised her I'd put up a photo along with the story of my dog Peppie to try to show her that even though there is a lot of pain and trajedy in the world there are a lot of small miracles too, we just have to look for them.
Well here goes, wish me luck.
A few short years ago my dog Pugsey died of old age and I was devastated and sad. After some time a friend of mine told me maybe what I needed was to get another puppy to which I replied "no way" because I could never think of replacing him. After thinking it over I was talked into going to a area down in Arkansas in the middle of no where to look at dogs. Upon arriving at the small kennel they took me to a pen in back where they would bring out the dogs so you could look at them more closely. The lady brought out 4 different dogs, all of them very nice but none really touched me. I was ready to give up and leave when the lady hesitated and said ( well there is one more dog but I really shouldn't even show him to you because he probably won't be around very long ) She told me he was the runt of the litter (the smallest) and had gotten sick and she was afraid was dying. I asked to see him and she carried him out, and sat him down in the pen. He was so weak and sick he could hardly stand, it really was pitiful. All the other puppies were running around him in the pen, all healthy and happy. For some reason I leaned down and called to the dogs and much to my surprise only one of them responded. Weak and barely able to walk he made his way those few steps to me while the other dogs never even noticed me at all. I picked him up and he cried and snuggled so close to me.
My Mom was with me and she asked me if I really wanted to take a chance on a dog that looked so sick. She said she was afraid he wouldn't be around very long and I'd be even more sad than I already was. The lady who ran the kennel even told me my Mom was probably right, and it might be best to not get my hopes up. Once I held him in my arms I knew there was no way I would let him go so I told her that he was gonna be allright now because he would have someone who loved him and would take care of him.
During the day I took him to our company and put him in a baby crib to keep an eye on him. Then at night I would lay with him in the floor and hold him until he fell asleep. I gave him medicine the vet gave me and tried to to my best for him. After a couple of weeks it was like a miracle ! That sick little dog was better, bouncing all over the place and so full of life that I named him Peppie. The picture you see is one I took after I had nursed him back to health and even though I am not a very good photographer it is still my favorite of him.
It's a few years later, Peppie is still so full of life and happy and what I went through with him gives me hope. Because I know there are other small miracles like Peppie out there happening all the time. And if I pray hard enough for it and believe, maybe God will provide one for my sister Veronica too.
So as I said at the start this photo and story are for you Sherrie. I know just like myself and so many others here you've had hurt and sadness in your life. That is why it's my hope that maybe this photo and story can give you a bit of hope like so many here at Renderosity have done for me recently.
Take care and hugs from your friend,
Image Comments (68)
magnus073 () 10:27PM | Mon, 30 July 2007
Almost forgot and this may make some people mad but I don't care. For those people who say animals don't have souls I think their wrong. Because when he looks in my eyes I know in my heart there's one in him :)
Richardphotos () 10:35PM | Mon, 30 July 2007
he is so cute. dogs knows more than we give credit but then again seems very hard headed sometimes.I thought my old dog of 16 years was going to die soon because he would not eat and was losing weight. it was only because he was tired of the dry food I was giving them. I now give some can food and he eats like crazy. he now is much more active
flaviok () 10:58PM | Mon, 30 July 2007
Magnifico meu amigo.estes pequenos milagres estão junto com nossa fé de amizade , e certamente um milagre tambem vira para Veronica.Fico feliz por esta imagem para esta artista e pessoa maravilhosa a quem dedicas.Aplausos (5) I magnify my amigo.estes small miracles are with our faith of friendship, and certainly a miracle also sees for happy Veronica.Fico for this image for this artist and wonderful person to who dedicas.Aplausos (5)
mexicanbutterfly () 11:40PM | Mon, 30 July 2007
ooooooh my goosh i love the story you have shared .thank you so much for sharing i cried .i know how you fell i just lost my little dog lacy and i cried for a week and my children were very sad to .thank you agian she is cuttie.
3Dsmacker () 11:48PM | Mon, 30 July 2007
That is one cute dog. Are its eye really that blue? Maybe its an angle in disguse?
pupino () 1:29AM | Tue, 31 July 2007
Thank you for the story, so much like me and my cat Memo, then Pupino come in my life and I reborn. You are right, pets have a soul and are better than the humans. FANTASTIC KISSABLE doggie!
saretta () 2:46AM | Tue, 31 July 2007
Oohh myy look at that face!!!!!Total sweetness,i agree with you,animals do have souls,i have a 14 years old cat Tiffany and she's really part of my family!!:-)
Bossie_Boots () 3:03AM | Tue, 31 July 2007
Wow what a beautiful little dog and well done on nursing him like that of course animals have souls i was devastated a couple of months ago when my cat was spooked and darted accross the road and was killed he was an house cat who used to wonder in our front garden i still miss him teribley and i hope Sherrie is ok to hugs lou x
Pen_Is_Envy () 3:29AM | Tue, 31 July 2007
Oh my God this made me cry. What a beautiful story! What breed is Peppie? He's adorable!! Now my husband wants one of these too. :)
altec101 () 6:07AM | Tue, 31 July 2007
Thats one very cute dog you got there Dave. I have a jackrussel/papperdale and love her to bits. Awesome photograph.
Dianthus () 9:32AM | Tue, 31 July 2007
Wow so tiny. I know what you mean about animals having souls. My Benny was also the runt of the litter and now his a little piggy but so adorable. So loyal with his love. What a lovely dedi to your friend and hope all is well with you and your family:)Cute photo.
mlofrano () 10:38AM | Tue, 31 July 2007
That dog is not safe. Someone I know very well who is posting a comment at this very moment is going to steal him.
MarciaGomes () 11:37AM | Tue, 31 July 2007
MEU AMIGO MAGNUS,O PODER DE NOSSA MENTE QUANDO QUEREMOS MUITO ALGO É INCRIVEL.POR ISSO ACREDITO MUITO NO PENSAMENTO POSITIVO. AMEI A FOTO DO CÃOZINHO.+++++++++5
drifterlee () 11:41AM | Tue, 31 July 2007
What a sweet story and adorable dog! I am so glad you saved him!!!!!! Some things are meant to be! My horse Buddy was starving when I bought him, then he hurt his leg and the vet said it would not get better that he would have stringhalt forever. Well, a week later the lameness was gone completely with no sign of it. Then we thought he wasn't gelded properly because he loves the mares and courts them like a stallion. I had the vet test thim, and he is just fine. No testosterone. So he was gelded properly. He is just a lover boy, LOL! So those are all small miracles. Thank you so much Dave for your dedication and kind words, Hugz, Sherrie
Gary_P () 7:47AM | Wed, 01 August 2007
Of course animals have souls. I don't believe God would create any living being without a soul. And he is sooooo cute. Yes, like the rest I am in love with your dog. (LOL) Thanks so much for sharing your story. And don't give up hope on your sister Veronica. It's all in God's time. How does that go now? The weak will inherit the earth? Keep the faith.
Angel_Fyre () 8:31AM | Wed, 01 August 2007
my cat friskie was sick when we first got him, and now he's like a lil piglet, eating everything! all it takes is a lil faith that good things will happen...i've seen it in my life lately, and i know it's true...thank you for sharing your story and your adorable puppy with ut... hugs!