Rescue-volunteers found Mel about forty kilometers away from the nearest city. The poor dog sat by the side of the road, motionless. The bustling cars scared him, so he stayed in one spot.
Gently, the workers scooped the dog up and loaded him into the car. He didn’t make a sound on the way to Athens. He just sat on the lap of his rescuer and looked at them with so much trust in his green eyes.
The three-month-old puppy was skinny and hairless, but he looked gorgeous nevertheless. He was so small and fragile. He made everything around him looked huge.
By the second time he visited the vet, Mel was already unrecognizable. He added weight, and his hair started to grow back. He was no longer the smelly little creature the volunteers rescued a couple of weeks back.
Mel thrived in his foster home. He grew bigger and healthier, but his broken leg was inoperable. It self-healed, but it will always be shorter than the other.
His green eyes never changed, neither his reddish nose nor his light brown-beige fur. He looked so special but finding a family proved difficult. Probably, his broken leg prevented people from adopting him.
Fosters home exist to prepare dogs for their new lives. It may seem the best thing that could ever happen to abused, neglected, abandoned, or homeless dogs, but it isn’t. Foster parents undo the wrongdoings that happened to them and then reshape them to be loving pets and companions to a family.
Mel waited for a long time. He stayed with his foster mom for over a year. But it’s all worth it because he hit the jackpot when his adoptive family finally came.
Soon, Mel left his foster home. He flew to Holland to meet his new family members, and he couldn’t be any grateful for the life he has now. He naps on the couch and walks on a custom-made shoe. Mel is home.
Credits to The Orphan Pet