This Hungry And Homeless Dog Wandered Into A Kind Stranger’s Home Just Moments Before Irma Struck

“I got her calmed down and just sat on the bathroom floor with her for ages. She finally let me check her ears and feet,” she continued.

“I didn’t notice until then that her paws were bleeding. (She’d left bloody paw prints in the living room for me to find later.) So I attempted a first bath. It didn’t go so well. She was a nervous wreck. She trusted me enough to pick her up and put her in the tub but as soon as the water came on she barked and cried.”

She managed to clean the top of the dog before taking a break. The now slightly cleaner canine companion found a warm spot next to Arthur, the family’s dog.

“He didn’t take his eyes off her for the longest time but eventually they snuggled together to nap,” the woman wrote.

“The look on her face when I said it was time for another attempt at a bath,” she continued. “This time I took the hair clippers to her first. She hated the noise but allowed me to cut away most of the matts. I still couldn’t go anywhere near her ears though even with just scissors. It took four hours of cutting and scrubbing to get her to a reasonable state.”

Tar had hardened around the dog’s backside, and the woman was forced to shave some of the hair off to remove it completely.

Clean, and freshly shaven in spots, the dog went for a run through the backyard before settling down for the night. A trip to the veterinarian was planned the following day.

The vet found that the dog was not microchipped and was likely a husky-wolf mix, less than one year old.

“She’s obviously been on her own for a long while though,” the woman wrote.

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Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, spending time with his daughters, and coffee.
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