Daisy the hunting dog was mercilessly abandoned by her owner when she outlived her purpose. Survival outside was traumatizing for her and the starving pooch was left scavenging for food in a scrappy neighborhood.
However, a resident hated to see her lurking about and heartlessly tied her to a tree to stop her from “being a nuisance” in the area.
Daisy was tied to that tree for more than 24 hours before someone called “DAR Animal Rescue” for help. By the time rescuer Ermioni rushed to the neighborhood, Daisy was delirious from fear, hunger and loneliness.
Not a single person had come forward to help her. But when Ermioni approached her, Daisy froze in fright and instinctively anticipated she was about to be hurt.
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With every move Ermioni made, Daisy’s eyes widened with terror. When Ermioni finally got hold of the dog, she realized the poor creature was a complete nervous wreck. She could feel Daisy’s heart pounding like crazy, so she did her best to hug and comfort her.
Ermioni then untied the ropes and freed Daisy from her predicament. As Ermioni carried Daisy away in her arms, she was shocked at the blatant apathy of the residents who watched her.
The residents gave her strange looks and never bothered to ask her a single question about Daisy’s well being.
Source: DAR Animal Rescue/YouTube
Daisy’s compromised health was found to be pretty bad during her vet evaluation. She suffered from low blood pressure, high white cells and diarrhea, all after-effects of the recent trauma.
Luckily, Daisy responded well to the treatment and was ready to start afresh in the shelter within a few days.
Daisy was physically better, but her emotional traumas came to the forefront at the shelter. She was completely shut down around everyone, humans and animals alike.
She felt lost when she watched other dogs play, but she was not ready to mingle with them yet. This was mentally going to be a long recovery for her.
The workers were very patient with Daisy as they let her heal at her own pace. Gradually, her fears faded away and she began wagging her tail faintly.
With time, she acknowledged that she was safe and loved, and embraced her second chance at life like a queen!
Source: Diasozo Animal Rescue Team of Karditsa Greece/Facebook
She has now living it up in her forever home in Germany. She dotes on her family and doggie sibling and flaunts her happiness with her precious smiles!
If only the people of the neighborhood where she was tied up could see how happy she is now, maybe it would open their eyes and make them more empathetic in the future.
Click the video below to watch Daisy’s vulnerability and brokenness after she was forsaken and left tied to a tree.
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12 Things You’re Doing That Your Dog Hates:
For most people, dogs are not just our pets, they are our family members. When you bring a dog into your life, things just seem to get a lot more exciting.
There’s few things that are better than coming home after a long day of work and having your beloved furbaby happily greet you at the door.
While we love our pups and they love us back unconditionally, there are a few “annoying habits” that our dogs may not really like.
Here are 12 pet peeves that many dogs have, according to Bright Side:
Hugging- While it’s hard to resist giving our pups a big squeeze, many dogs feel restricted and consider it a controlling act.
Using words more than body language- Of course, dogs can understand a select few words, but we all know that they can’t comprehend every single thing we are saying. Because of this, dogs tend to watch our body language to understand what we are trying to tell them.
Patting their heads– Similar to the hugging, many dogs don’t like when their personal space is invaded. Most would prefer being pet on their back or even scratched behind their ears.
Keeping eye contact– Looking straight into a dog’s eyes without blinking, especially a dog you don’t know, may come across as an act of assertion or dominance. If you’re meeting a new dog for the first time, it’s important not to make strong eye contact right off the bat.
Lacking rules and structure- Since it’s not always easy for dogs and humans to communicate with each other with words, it’s important for them to have rules and structure so that they can feel more comfortable in a routine and have trust in you.
Keeping them on a tight leash- If you hold the leash too tightly, it can make the pup feel stressed or uneasy.
Not letting them explore and smell- The majority of dogs love to see the world around them instead of being cooped up inside all day. They enjoy sniffing around and visiting new places. Keeping them inside and not letting them explore could make them feel depressed or isolated.
Forcing them to interact with dogs/people they don’t like- Putting your dog in an uncomfortable position can end up badly for either them, or for the dog/person that they feel uncomfortable around. Even if your dog is not aggressive, they may act in a defensive manner if they’re forced to be near someone they don’t want to interact with.
Being tense- Pets are very good at sensing our moods and feelings, so if we are tense and stressed, our dogs may start to feel that way too.
Being boring- Dogs are energetic, playful animals and love to have some excitement in their lives. They can feel lonely easily if left home alone all day, so it’s important to show them attention and play with them whenever you get the chance.
Exposing them to strong smells- A dog’s smell is nearly 40 times greater than ours, so certain fragrances like air fresheners or cleaning sprays that may not affect us, could really bother them. Make sure to keep things like this a good distance from them.
Bathing them- While not all dogs dread bath time, many of them do. Using a slip-resistant mat at the bottom of the tub could help them feel more comfortable. The temperature of the water should be lukewarm, not too hot and not too cold.
Of course, our dogs will love us unconditionally no matter what, but paying attention to the things that bother them could help strengthen the relationship you share with them even more!