When Earla Hollow was driving along a road she spotted something from the corner of her eye. An animal scuttled into the bushes. It could have been a small wild animal, but she decided to stop and check anyway. She ended up with a new member to bring home to her family, one whose brought joy to their lives. She shared Tucker’s rescue story with DogHeirs.
“I found Tucker on June 26, 2016, in Pasadena, Texas, when the temperature was already 80°F (26°C) before noon. Driving down the road I spotted a fuzzy, tiny, cream something, veer off the road and into some bushes. I couldn’t tell if it was a rabbit, or a kitten, I just knew I couldn’t leave it under a bush on a small strip of land next to a busy road.”
“I pulled into the driveway of a senior citizen facility and walked over to the bushes and parted some branches and discovered a tiny little puppy tucked up tight against a bush’s roots. I reached in to pick him up and he scampered out of that bush and tucked [himself] up tightly into the roots of the bush next to it.”
“This continued for several minutes, with him running from one bush to the next and always slightly beyond my reach. I finally sprawled down into the dirt and bushes and was able to retrieve him and brought him home.”
“I gave him some dog food and water which he made short work of and then I placed him into one of my big dog’s crate where he promptly fell asleep. I thought to myself, that poor baby is all tuckered out. Then it came to me how he had tucked himself into the roots of the bushes, and how he was ticketed out and it hit me that his name was ‘Tucker.’
“Two days later we visited the vet, who said he was about 5 1/2 to 6 weeks old. He was too young for puppy shots, but they did deworm him as I had seen numerous long worms in his little stools. He weighed a whopping 2 pounds and 2 ounces.
“If I had not rescued him from under the bushes, I seriously doubt he would have lasted a day. Not with hawks in our area and, unfortunately, the many large dogs that are allowed to run loose, not even counting the busy road or the hot Texas sun.”
“Almost 4 and 1/2 years later, Tucker has grown into a handsome 18 pound Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix. He’s very devoted to me and gets along well with my other dogs, cats and Sun Conure.”
~ Submitted by Earla Hollow
Earla’s story is a wonderful reminder to try to remember to take a minute to investigate something you think might not be okay, you could save a life!
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