The Story of Winnie and Pooh
In fourteen years we have seen dogs in terrible condition - these two puppies are some of the worst that we have ever seen. The worst that we have ever seen.
Winnie and Pooh were born in Galveston, Texas in a drug infested area. They were starved, kicked and beaten. When they were puppies, they were set up on cars and knocked of onto the ground time and time again. They were rescued by HUA supporters who called and asked whether we could take them. Of course.
We were not prepared for what we saw when they came in. They were all bones, ill, and had flea bites all over their bodies. And they were so scared.
Winnie is a yellow lab mix. She's quite a character. She grabs all the treats and buries them in her bedding. She does not have a mean bone in her body despite all of the suffering that she has endured.
When Pooh came to us he was very frightened. It took months to reach him and convince him that he was safe and would never be hurt again. The malnutrition caused him to be very unsteady on his feet. Then he developed a terrible case of demodectic mange (the inherited kind). We were not sure he would live. But Pooh survived and now he's the kindest, gentlest, happiest boy you could ever meet.
UPDATE: Sadly Pooh passed away. He was 14 years old, which is quite old considering what a big boy he was. Winnie has her favorite human and canine friends to keep her company, and help her mourn the loss of her dear friend of many, many years. We are happy that we were able to keep them together to live their lives with one another. Winnie was a great comfort to Pooh and is a loyal friend to us all.