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She showed up on his porch, ready to die. But watch what happened next! (VIDEO)

Custom_sam_sheepdog_300_thumb By Martha | August 08, 2012 | Comments (50)

This is a truly heartwarming video of how a starving and abandoned Pit bull mix was healed by her rescuer, and later on returned the favor and helped him heal from a family tragedy.

Judy's guardian writes: "This is Judy, an amazing animal. She appeared on my doorstep barely able to move and dying of starvation. This Pit bull mix puppy lay down on my porch to give up the fight. Knowing the reputation of the breed---Killers, stupid, untrainable---I was a phone call away from having her picked up and taken to a shelter. In her condition, she would have certainly been euthanized. After a phone call to my sister, a lover and believer in all animals, I decided to try and help this puppy."

Judy's guardian adds to her story, that his sister later commited suicide and that "The last gift she gave me was the confidence that if I could get Judy back to health, she would probably be the most loyal friend I could ever have. She was right." 

"I did not know that by saving her, I was saving myself from a downward spiral of grief over my sister's suicide," he writes. "Sometimes the words "they're in a better place" do not satisfy and comfort can only be had in the presence of a primal understanding. "Will you throw that ball again?"

"Sometimes you don't pick the dog...the dog picks you."



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Comments on this Article

Oh my gosh... This video literally has made me cry. I'm so amazed with this intelligent animal and even more amazed and proud, that this guy overlooked the stigma of this breed and opened his heart to caring for this dog. I have regained a little faith in mankind... Judy truly has the light in her eyes of a guardian angel. Please love her till the end of her days.
Just lovely, very touching. What a healthy, smart, handsome, loving dog she turned into. Happy for you both!
i wish people would stop judging animals and people the world would be so nice, Im sorry for loss of your sister but i feel that dog was sent to you before hand to help you through it. there was a reason she just showed up there, how often does that happen.
i love your girl she is beautiful.
Oops I meant deepest condolences for your deep loss! (I hate it when that happens...sheesh!)
Okay...all I can say is I'm glad I had a box of tissues nearby to hear this heart wrenching yet heart warming story for this is such a great testament that our four legged children are the closest thing we have to angels on earth!! God bless you for saving Judy and my deepest condolences for your tremendous life. Heaven traded one angel for another. God bless everyone!
Love, Love, Love! What a great outcome to a sad start for Judy. Sorry to you and your family on the passing of your sister.
Tears! I'm so sorry for the loss of your sister. What a beautiful second "sister" you gained through her in Judy.
Hi, my name is Judy, and this story of Judy warmed my heart! Its so true that the dog/animal picks you. She was obviously meant to be with you and you with her. I'm very sorry about your sister. I know it's been a rough road for you. Thank God for Judy. She's obviously kept you going. It's a God-thing, brother! Amen to the gift
She gave him an angel before she left :)))
Ah the love a human. What a miracle we can work if we apply ourselves. Heartwarming story.
She is so adorable and you have done so well with her- lovely story
God Bless you Lori! Judy shows her appreciation so beautifully! She is one amazing "family member!" Martha your big heart shines brightly through the love Judy gives you each day. Martha this is such a touching story... Thank you for sharing. <3
Amazing dog, amazing human... so right when you say that sometimes words are not enough, but the love, the trust and the presence of a four legged friend asking us to throw a ball is enough to help us through grief... you are an amazingly lucky person to have this loyal friend sharing your life
What a precious girl! Thank you for saving her and her saving you. She is one happy pup!! What a transformation! Like Jennifer says, animals have the power to heal, I can testify to that! :0)
Great dog! She is rewarded with a great human.
It was a blessed night that Judy picked your porch to die... and you blessed her by rescuing her and giving her a home... and now she is a blessing to you for as long as she lives! God bless you both... I am sorry you lost your sister to despair... i can only wish a dog came to her porch too and saved her from her desperation.
what a great story well done once again martha
What a heartwarming story! I am so glad Judy found you! The two of you are a perfect pair!
P.S. I ♥ ♥ ♥ the music! Who's singing it?
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