"I'm itchy, scared, and alone. Will anyone help me?"
Miss Coco was at a local shelter here in Dallas/Ft.Worth. One of our volunteers saw her on Friday when she went to look at three other boxers. The shelters are all super-packed right now, and LBR has been having a lot of trouble finding foster homes because we've had several dogs returned lately. (Grrr.) Our volunteer, Auntie Maralyn, saw Miss Coco and just immediately knew that she needed help. She was very pitiful and covered in fleas. Her coat was sticky with all the flea poop! She cringed the whole time Auntie Maralyn was looking at her, and kept her tail tucked between her legs.
Auntie Maralyn was SO relieved when she got the all-clear to take Coco as her very own foster dog. She sent her husband to the shelter right away to pick Coco up and rushed to the store to buy some supplies, like flea shampoo and a cozy new blankie. As soon as Coco got home, she got a biiiiig bath. Usually I hate baths, but I bet for Coco it felt SO good to get all those awful fleas off her! Auntie Maralyn spent nearly 45 minutes just washing her, and Coco stood patiently the whole time, tail tucked between her legs.
But you know what? It turns out there was a beauty under all that flea poop! When she was rinseed off, she had the most gawjuss brindle fur and bright white flash. After a few hours, she was even willing to give a teeny little nubbin wag to say thank you to Auntie Maralyn.
"Oh wow, I feel so much better now!"
No secret why I'm proud to be LBR's Boxer Ambassador! When these pawsome humans help doggies like Miss Coco and help show them what life is supposed to be like again, what's not to love?!
"Ahhh, this is the life. My happily ever after is just beginning!"