9/18/17 – Update – Skye is Wagging His Tail!
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Long Road to Happiness.
Skye is a young dog that lived in Europe and all he wanted to do was play. On one fateful day, his owner took a sharp-edged object and brought it down with so much force that he took off half of Skye’s face. The owners no longer wanted Skye and he was rescued by an adoption center. He could not open his mouth because the nerves were damaged. He needed to be fed with a tube. The adoption center put his picture on the internet as being one of the dogs that were up for adoption. However, the picture they displayed was of the other side of his face. He was shipped to Germany to his new owners.
A young couple had adopted him and, as you can imagine, were horrified when they saw him. They also instantly fell in love with him. No vet would take him. All of them said to put him down. The owners would not do that. Somehow they learned of Viktor Larkhill, who lives in Spain. If anyone could help Skye, it was Viktor.
It was a long road with many surgeries, but the team of veterinarians that Viktor works with will always help an animal in need. They are some of the finest surgeons in the world. Even knowing this, I thought, perhaps, Skye should have been put out of his misery. He looked so sad and I know he was afraid. Not to mention, the pain he must have been in. Yet, he never even whimpered. I am so happy and overjoyed to the point of tears, to say I was wrong.
Skye was taken back to the young couple that adopted him. And he already had a K-9 buddy there, a big loveable Burmese Mountain Dog, who was overjoyed to see his buddy Skye. The young couple was crying with joy and were so gentle and loving to Skye. They could not stop kissing Skye and reassuring him that he was home and he was so loved.
This may sound funny, but when I saw Skye go over to the bushes, lift his leg and pee, I knew that he knew he was home. He was doing what a confident dog would do., mark his territory.
But the most joyful sight, and when I knew I had been wrong, was when I saw Skye’s little tail began to wag. It was a visceral happiness, but that was the only kind of happiness that could have taken the visceral pain I felt for Skye.
I have to thank St. Anthony, the patron saint of finding lost objects, for leading Skye’s owners to find Viktor. And St. Francis, the patron saint of animals and the ecology, for healing Skye’s injuries, as well as his heart.
In the video, you will also see Cacao the cat, who was also miraculously saved and headed to her new home.
I hope you will be as overjoyed as I am.