Pooh Bear

Once upon a time, a young Chow dog was found abandoned in a ditch behind a school in the Dallas area.  He was lucky enough to be taken in by a great group of people at dfwrescueme.org where he received medical care, love and attention.  On December 26, 2012 he received a special gift from Santa and was adopted by a very loving family and went to his new forever home.  Three weeks later his new owners were notified that he had heartworm disease.  This is a deadly disease caused by mosquitoes and can be easily prevented with preventive medicines.  Pooh Bear then had to undergo the very painful and dangerous treatment for heartworm disease.  But he was a trooper.  He had some complications with breathing and had to be on oxygen therapy for a time, but now is recovering nicely.  He still has some health issues that are  being addressed, but for the most part is in good physical condition.  His age is estimated to around 3 to 4 years old.

But here is where the story gets better.  Pooh Bear was adopted by a Vietnam veteran and has been a very healing presence in the life of this man who has suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  He is now scheduled to begin therapy dog training in the hopes of helping many others with PTSD.  We know he will good at this because you can tell by that face that he a such a gentle soul.   The moral of this story is we often do something good in the hopes of improving another being’s life, such as adopting a pet.  But the love and gratitude that a pet gives in return often improves one’s own life.

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