you’ve come a long way, sweet girl

I love rifling through old pictures, so last night I spent a little time looking back on my archive of Lollie Wonderdog’s photos. I missed her 100 day anniversary with us (today is day 106), but better late than never, right?

I got a little emotional when I found this photo of sad little Lollie on her first week with us. Look at the sores and irritation on her arms. All the thin and missing fur. Look at her brownish yellow tail (this was after a thorough bath at our house and at least six at the shelter). Her pink, irritated nipples. Her red, irritated eyes. Notice her uncertain, defeated expression.

That was day five for Lollie at Casa Fosterfamily, and the following picture was taken 100 days later, last night. I think the photo speaks for itself.

For more info onΒ adopting Lollie, contact us at DCpetographer [at] gmail [dot] com or 301-520-7123.

16 responses

  1. I feel the same way! I remember the first day she came in to the shelter and how I couldn’t believe a dog that looked like that (and actually MUCH worse than that) and had been through everything she had been through and was still so excited to be around people. I can’t even begin to think how angry I would have been if I was in her paws but she didn’t want any of that…she just wanted someone to love her. And she wasn’t going to take no for an answer. Fortunately she didn’t have to. I love this little monster.

  2. Wow, what a wonderful and heartwarming transformation. I’m having a little cry at my desk. Physical changes aside, look at all the confidence and happiness you have given her in just 100 days. You can see it in her eyes. The world needs more fosters like you !

  3. You are such good, loving souls who are watch over another very loving soul and just like there is a special place in ____ for those who do evil things to any animal there are very special places in heaven and all our hearts for people like you guys.
    Foster dog family do not get nearly enough praise, adulation, etc from others (you actually should have a parade after snowpocolypse of course:) but you dont need it, because you get it from Lolli, I am not a foster(erer) and dont think I could be one as I could not be as selfless as you. I’ve had dreams where I had to choose only 1 dog to keep and it tore me up (even after I woke up) and could never give them up, (though I do understand your reasons for doing so). So keep up the good fight as us here in California are trying to do our part to educate and overcome ignorance towards these wonderful gentle, forgiving souls we call our friends.

  4. The time goes so fast, I am sure it’s almost hard to reconcile the old Lollie with the current energetic dog in front of you. Good on Lollie for persevering and not giving up. She may have looked defeated, but I think all she was waiting for was a reason to believe again. πŸ™‚

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