BJ Nemeth, a journalist from Atlanta, Georgia, was returning home after a trip late last night when he decided to pull over to buy a soda.
As he walked toward the vending machine to buy his drink, he had one of the strangest “visions” he had ever had: a pair of hairy paws sticking out from under her.
“I was like, ‘Oh my God, please, please don’t be dead,'” Nemeth told The Dodo. “I decided to take a picture with my phone so that the flash would come on and I could get more light. It was then that she raised her head and looked straight at me.
It was then – that he knew immediately – whoever she was, who would need help. She looked so sad and completely exhausted.
Knowing that the next exit was more than four miles away, Nemeth had a bad feeling someone had taken her there and left her on purpose.
He opted to call all local rescue groups and vets, but it was getting quite late and no one was available. He then decided to spend some time gaining her trust, hoping that she would let him get close enough to catch her.
“I felt, ‘If I don’t do this, no one will,'” said Nemeth. “I wouldn’t leave the dog there alone.”
Nemeth bought a small packet of cheese crackers from the vending machine, and the dog, slowly more assuredly, got up to assess the situation. She didn’t growl or bark, just kept her suspicious gaze toward him and quickly picked up the food.
With each new development, Nemeth was tweeting with new updates and new photos. He dubbed her Soda-Pup and suddenly began to have a growing group of people eagerly following her story.
As soon as she finished her lunch and lay back down, Nemeth crept into his car to grab a towel from her backpack.
He wrapped the towel around the dog’s body and fortunately she allowed him to lift her.She was very nervous, but she knew she was finally safe.
“After 45 minutes of driving, I started to feel his cold nose touching my elbow, Nemeth said. “She just sat behind me with a smile the size of the world. And that’s when I realized, “Okay, everything will be fine. We just have to take it to a good place. ”
The new friends drove back to Atlanta nonstop and finally arrived around three o’clock in the afternoon. Nemeth accommodated the little dog in her room and scheduled an appointment with a vet for the next day.
Knowing that his dog, Brisco, was very territorial compared to other dogs in his house, Nemeth knew that he would not be able to adopt the little Soda-Pup, but he felt he had a debt to her and would at all costs to him. get a good home and especially a good family.
At the consultation, the vet determined that the dog would be around 4 years old, but would need all vaccines and be sterilized. She also had a little chafing under her right eye that would need medication. Fortunately, Nemeth was able to pay all the medical expenses – the vet giving a good discount because he was so considerate of the little dog.
“She definitely looked too healthy to have been a stray dog all her life,” said Nemeth. But even so, she had no collar or chip if she was very comfortable walking on a leash. For the first few days, she barely went to the bathroom.
Despite being a little embarrassed, Soda-Pup knew that whenever he needed to, he could count on his friend. By then, some of her traumas were passed, she was already wandering around the house wagging her tail with joy to everyone.
Nemeth began by teaching her some tricks and even bought her some toys for her to play with. At that moment, she began to grace him with a nice kiss every morning.
Despite being sterilized, Soda-Put didn’t let it affect her. She even realized that her pompous plastic cone served as the perfect tool to drop the shelf where her favorite delicacies were.
With the help of Nemeth, the once scared little dog who lived under a street vending machine, flourished like a beautiful family member – but now what she needs is a real family.
Fortunately, Nemeth knew a friend from Texas, who would be the ideal person to adopt the Soda-Pup, whom he had even agreed to receive. Soda-Pup will be visiting her new mother this week and Nemeth will stay with her for a few days so he can make the transition as comfortable as possible.
Nemeth knows perfectly well that if he didn’t already have a dog in his life, he would be the one to adopt the little dog, but he has plans to be part of her life forever, making sure to update the whole process with his new adventures.
He also deduced that May 22 would be his birthday – the day his paths crossed on that street vending machine.
Now he couldn’t imagine a better place for the little dog to live.
“[The adopter] was widowed recently,” said Nemeth. “I really like the idea of her going to live with someone who needs her as much as she needs them.”
We were just happy! Glad to know that there are still good people like Nemeth, who even knowing they couldn’t possibly adopt the dog, did everything she could to have a good, comfortable life.
However much Nemeths in the world… it is with this desire that we finish this story!
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