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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • HSD success story: Two stories, one lucky dog

  • Chapter One - Sweetie's Story
 She was in my yard one day as mother left to go to work. Mother exclaimed, “There's a black lab out here!” I went to the door and there was a cute black lab mix looking at me wagging her tail.
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  • Chapter One - Sweetie's Story
 She was in my yard one day as mother left to go to work. Mother exclaimed, “There's a black lab out here!” I went to the door and there was a cute black lab mix looking at me wagging her tail. She came to me on the porch and immediately I noticed that one of her hind legs was just dangling. She didn't appear to be in pain. In fact, after a little coaxing she jumped up and placed her front paws in my lap and balanced herself on her one good leg. She laid her head in my lap and buried her nose under my arm then looked up at me with an audible sigh like “Finally someone to love me.” She literally stole my heart. 
 Then came the sad realization, I can't take care of a dog. The Humane Society of the Delta was notified and literally came to my rescue. She was taken to the vet and did have a broken leg but apparently she'd had the broken leg long enough that it had healed improperly. She wasn't in pain but she needed a home. The Humane Society of the Delta didn't really have room but they came to the rescue and took her in. She remained at the shelter for months until a chance meeting with someone that already knew her.

 Elaine Canady 
One Lucky Dog: Chapter Two - Sweetie becomes Nikki
 The first moment I laid my eyes on my darling Nikki is when one morning as I pulled into my driveway on Ridgemont Road I saw something big and black, so I jumped back into my car and sat looking around. Charging from around the house was a big black dog. I sat in the car until she left.

 Soon after that she came back and my son Tristan fed her, played with her and then she would run back up the hill and be gone. She came back again but this time she sat on top of the hill and watched us but did not come to the house at all. She sat for a while then left again.

 Months went by and we moved away from Ridgemont. I decided I wanted a shepard so I went to the Humane Society of the Delta to look for a dog. The first thing that caught my eye was a black shepard mix. They told me they got her from around the college area. Then I remembered that was the same big black dog that scared the mess out of me. I knew in that moment we were meant to be, my Nikki and me. Seems in the moments she had her eyes on me as she watched me from the hill by my house, she had already claimed me.

 Tosha Honeycutt-Jones The Humane Society of the Delta has many wonderful animals that need a loving, forever home. Humane Society of the Delta (HSD) is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to help control the animal population and to find forever homes for animals in our care. They rely solely on donations and volunteers to run the shelter. To learn more about this organization visit www.humanesocietyofthedelta.org or like them on Facebook at Humane Society-Of The-Delta and share with your friends.
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