“I noticed Poppy’s eyes were welling up with tears. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen that in a dog.”
When Jacks Anderson and her wife stopped for lunch at a fried chicken stall a few days earlier, she sensed they were being watched.
Poppy, a giant black pittie, sat on the pavement under the counter’s barstools, watching them eat.
“She never took her gaze away from us,” Anderson told The Dodo, “yet she didn’t approach us or ask for food.” “The stand’s proprietors came out and shooed her along the sidewalk. She was clearly terrified, and she vanished.”
On their way home after lunch, the couple saw the dog again. They spotted the pittie’s huge, pregnant tummy this time and decided they had to do something to aid her.
“My wife took the leftovers, and I walked over to her and placed them on the table for her,” Anderson explained. “She was nervous, but we could see some of her scars, so I understood why she didn’t want to take a chance.”
Anderson and her wife worked hard to gain the trust of the anxious dog and ultimately persuaded her to eat from their hands. They lifted the large dog and loaded her into the car at that point.
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Poppy was relieved to be in a safe and secure environment.
“We just sort of halted at that point to let Poppy to settle down a little bit,” Anderson explained, “but honestly, she was way more peaceful than I imagined.” “As I began to shoot the footage of my wife soothing her, I saw Poppy’s eyes were welling up with tears. I’ve never seen it in a dog before, and it definitely made an impression.”
Poppy was treated for fleas and worms at Anderson and her wife’s neighborhood veterinarian’s clinic. Poppy, thankfully, was in good health and was returned to Anderson’s care.
“Poppy spent her first several days with us all by herself,” Anderson recalled. “She slept almost the entire time and immediately became accustomed to the couch. She’s gotten much more active in the last few days, displaying interest in the other dogs and following me about instead of napping.”
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Poppy is a sponge for loves and pets, absorbing up all of the affection she can receive from her owners.
“Poppy is the type of dog who craves affection,” Anderson explained.
And Anderson and her wife are confident that when the time comes, Poppy will be an excellent mother.
Poppy was originally supposed to be a foster dog when the couple met her, but the affectionate canine has become a member of their family since she first entered their house. Poppy gets along swimmingly with the couple’s other rescue dogs and appears to round out the family.
“We’re basically big foster failures,” Anderson added, “but there are worse things in life to be.”
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Anderson and her wife will care for Poppy’s puppies until they are old enough to find loving homes on their own. Poppy, on the other hand, will never have to fear about returning to the streets.
“Poppy is going to remain with us. We’re always learning more about her and gaining her trust “Anderson said. “I don’t want to give her to someone else who would subject her to the same ordeal. She’s deserved to have it easy.”