Look twice and you'll be stunned

Sometimes horrible things can happen to you in life, so horrible, that you can hardly believe them. Lucy was just three years old, but when you hear what she had already lived through, you’ll surely feel a bowling ball in the pit of your stomach. The young dog was picked up sometime ago in a large city. That was the first time in her life that people cared for her fate and helped her. Her rescuer describes Lucy’s life from the dog’s own perspective.

“Hi my name is Lucy! I was rescued from the streets of Bogota, Colombia and lived in a foster home over there for about six months before coming to the U.S. Prior to my rescue I was beaten by my former owner so badly that my nose and jaw were broken. Both body parts have already healed, but since they never set properly this gave me my uniquely good looks and character. What do you think?

In this video you can see Lucy’s true and loveable personality shine through:

Unfortunately not much can be done about my face unless they break the bones and reset them again, not sure I want to go through that. Whoever did this to me also pulled out some of my canine teeth so I could not fight off the many male dogs that would repeatedly mate with me when I was in heat. Yeah I know, this is a terrible way to live. But although I was used as a breeding machine, by my lucky stars, I somehow got away. Then I was living on the streets, alone, emaciated and pregnant. Then that’s when my angel found me.

Upon examination at the vets office they found that my uterus was twisted and they had to decide whether to save my puppies or me. They chose me! They estimated that this was my fifth or sixth pregnancy in a row, having lived my whole life, three to five years, in an abusive home. When the neighbors found out I had been rescued, they approached my angel and told him that I was also used as a submissive dog in several dog fights in order to train aggression into the fighting dogs. So you see, I never reacted, because I’m a lover not a fighter!

Thankfully some good people got together to bring me here and now I’m ready to find my forever home with a great family! I’m a bit shy of strangers but never aggressive and just need to build up my confidence with both dogs and people. As a matter of fact, where I’m staying now, they say I’m the sweetest thing! Always ready for a good belly rub. While my past has been hard, I hold no grudges. Typical to my breed, I just want to live and have fun!

You don’t see it at first, but when you look in her eyes you can detect the wonderful soul that lies behind them. She was never a violent dog, and had kept her pure heart. She is a natural fighter, who remained true to herself.