Every time I try to describe Tina and what she means to me, the words seem small and insignificant and I just mumble something like “she is amazing”. I wish I could talk with feelings, I wish I could draw my emotions or have a poet describe her for me, but I can’t.
This video doesn’t really do her any justice, but it might give you an idea of what her soul is made of. Sitting next to her puts a huge smile on my face. walking her makes me feel like we are the last two creatures on Earth, walking side by side lost in our thoughts and memories. When she wags her tail my heart melts.
Tina spent the first 12 years of her life looking at the world from inside a fence, guarding a property and barking at everyone who passed by. After she got sick with mange, she was moved against her will to the other side of the gate, on the street. She became homeless at 12. She wandered for days, getting sicker and sicker, until she entered the offices of a company in the neighborhood and slept there like she had never slept before.
Once the office closed, she would have to be returned to the street, and I could not handle that. So I picked her up the same day and she became a SCARS dog. She got up and followed me, as if she had been following me all her life, even though she had never met me before. She smelled horribly and she was exhausted. Mange is exhausting. The itch is so horrible that dogs suffer from lack of sleep, because they can’t stop scratching.
Apart from the mange, Tina is healthy. She hasn’t been neutered yet because she just finished her treatment and because I am afraid. She is old and you can tell that she is old. Her legs tremble and she does not have the energy she used to have. All she does is sleep, walk, eat and cuddle. She adores people. Whenever we meet people on the street, she follows them asking to be petted, and all she gets is a mixture of rejection and fear. And this is an unbelievably lonely feeling.
She is a perfect dog. She is simply perfect. I want her to find the home she never had, the family she deserves. Time is not on her side and I am too anxious to rehome her as soon as possible, so please give her a chance and share her story.
If you wish to adopt her you can mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or message me or SCARS on Facebook. If you wish to make a small donation, you can use the charity’s PayPal (email@example.com). Huge thanks to Talia, Linda, Penny Marathon, Frieden für Pfoten, Bettina, Mila and Anika.