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Labrador Retriever / Mixed

3 weeks ago I found this "oldie boy" on the side of the road on my way home from town. From a distance I thought he was our neighbor's black lab Nero. As i got closer and got out of the car I realized it was not Nero... But a stray I had never seen around our place before. I kept my distance, but got some dog food out of the back of my truck to get him to come closer to me. I whistled and he came slowly but happily over to me. He did not have a collar or anything on him, I checked his teeth and the top ones were all rotted away but his bottom ones seemed to be perfectly fine. I knew that this dog had to be a stray he smelled awful and had blood shot eyes. Even if he was somebody's dog, they didn't take good enough care of him. I wasn't going to let him go back to where ever he came from. I loaded him into the crate I had in the cab of the truck and headed back into town. I got to the vet and had him scanned for a microchip but nothing came up. He then did some tests on him. He was about 10 years old, was going deaf in both ears, blind in one eye from what the vet thought could have been oil he got into but you could barely tell that he was even blind, had worms they were bad, and his heart was failing. They gave him a bath and then the vet told me that 'Baker' (what one of the vet - interns called him) told me that he would have died if I didn't find him, but he still would not last a week even in my care. I burst into tears that turned into sobs. I nodded understandably and took 'Baker' and his meds back out to the truck. I called my husband and told him to put all the dogs away in their pens out back, because I was brining a dog home. ****************************************** Just as the vet had said... A week and 2 days later Baker passed away in his sleep. He was a very sweet dog, despite his problems. It breaks my heart whenever I find a dog like him, but That doesn't stop me from taking them in. RIP sweet boy, Baker. You will always be in our hearts. And your story is one that I will never forget!

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Feb 19, 2011 MaxMillieRileydogs
That is such a sad story! I'm sorry for that loss, thank you for having a heart for dogs like him. You sound like a great person!!! :)
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