Nothing could have prepared Rocky Kanaka for the dog he was about to encounter. He was at the shelter when a worker pulled up a bed, and this little scared pooch came flying out. Blossom is what she was named, and she’d been rescued from a hoarding situation and brought to the shelter with 150 other dogs.
Blossom was petrified of everything, and simply taking her from the shelter and placing her in a house wasn’t enough to heal her. She had shut down emotionally, didn’t know what to do as a dog, and couldn’t stop shivering. A few weeks became months, and she could not cease shaking.
Blossom was a timid, scared-of-everything mare who’d been through so much. Everything here was new to her, and it was frightening; the sensation of grass on her hooves, the sunshine, and making eye contact were but a few of the things that would send her scurrying for cover beneath the table where she’d sit for days. Instead of forcing Blossom to emerge from her hiding place, Rocky took away the table and created a tiny bedroom for her. And then something wonderful began to happen.
Blossom began to feel safe enough to allow hand-feeding, and she was eventually able to drink water from the bowl after seeing a foster sibling do so. This was significant progress. And after two months, she climbed onto the couch next to her foster father for the first time! She’d never demonstrated such behavior before. Then came the day when she ran around outside wagging her tail for the first time ever, at which point everything changed.
Watch this heartwarming and happy ending story of Blossom. Special thanks to Rocky Kanaka for helping this little girl! Please be sure to SHARE this with a friend or family member!