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It Hurt To Be Touched But Her Longing For Affection Surpassed The Pain

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on September 20, 2023

On a chilly autumn morning, a girl discovered a dog in terrible condition wandering the streets. The dog, later named Blondie, was emaciated, covered in scabs, and had cloudy eyes. It was clear that she had been suffering for quite some time, and it was a mystery how she had ended up in such a dire state. Thankfully, the girl who found her brought her to a veterinarian for immediate care.


Upon examination, it was determined that Blondie was suffering from mange– a skin condition caused by mites burrowing under the skin. The poor dog’s skin was in worse shape than the girl initially thought, and the smell was overwhelming. To treat the mange, Blondie was given oral medication to kill the mites and alleviate her discomfort.

Blondie’s physical condition was not the only concern; her emotional state was also fragile. She had a high arch in her back and experienced lameness in her hind legs when walking. Despite her physical challenges, Blondie showed a remarkable affinity for other dogs. She would follow them around for a few minutes before retreating to her safe space.


As much as her rescuers wanted to shower Blondie with love and affection, they understood that she needed time to heal emotionally. Over time, they began to see small improvements in her demeanor and physical condition. Blondie started to open up and trust her caretakers, allowing them to provide the love and care she so desperately needed.

Blondie’s journey to recovery has been a testament to her resilience and the patience and kindness of animal lovers. Despite facing unimaginable hardships, she still manages to find beauty in life and is slowly healing both physically and emotionally. Her rescuers are grateful for the support they have received from the community, and they are committed to helping Blondie continue on her path to a happy, healthy life.

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