From her ODH mom:
Hello there! This is Bridgitte “Bug”, a chocolate cocker who came into my life in January of 2018. No one really knows about her history before she came home; all we know is that someone dropped her off at the shelter where she languished for a couple of months. When Old Dog Haven transported her to her new home, she arrived with many problems. Besides her coat being overgrown and filthy (she quite literally stank up my office), her right eye was inflamed and bulging. She hadn’t been spayed and she arrived with a bladder infection. It turned out her bad eye was non-visual and most likely causing her a chronic migraine. With the help of ODH transport, it took a little over a month of ferrying her to and fro to various appointments to get her to 100% with healthy skin, the glaucomatous eye gone, and spayed so she wouldn’t be prone to mammary cancer or uterine infections. Time quickly revealed the beautiful, loving and goofy dog that was buried under neglect.
Today, Bug is clean, spoiled and full of life. Having only one eye does not slow her down one bit. She loves to spend as much time as possible outside, and if the more birds around to chase the happier she is. One could argue that she is possibly also saving my life; I am more active now than I have been in the past two years, all because I love seeing her so happy when we’re outside together. I got my first ever Discover Pass, and our future is going to be full of hikes and trips to the numerous State Parks we’re fortunate enough to have around here. Bug is the doggy love of my life, and I have Old Dog Haven to thank for bringing us together.
Update: After more than two wonderful years in her Final Refuge home, we had to say good-bye. Dear Bug was a thoroughly happy dog and enjoyed every day of her new life. She will live forever in her foster mom’s heart.