“When I realized he was in dire need of help, my heart took over.”
Jen Edmondson was leaving her house one night when she noticed something poking out from behind her mailbox in the bushes.
Edmondson saw a pair of friendly, dark eyes looking up at her upon closer investigation. A large, white dog had been abandoned and required assistance. Edmondson knew exactly what she had to do.
“My emotions took control when I saw he was in desperate need of care,” Edmondson told The Dodo.
She recorded a video of the stray dog and shared it on a neighborhood Facebook group, asking if anybody had misplaced their pet. She then dashed home to get food and water for the dehydrated pooch as she awaited answers to her post.
Many people had noticed the dog throughout town, but no one knew where he resided. He looked to have no place to live.
A local veterinarian advised Edmondson foster the puppy via a rescue organization such as Columbus Rescue Dogs.
Edmondson wasn’t sure she had the time or finances to care for another pet with an elderly dog at home. But she took a chance, and the rescued dog was soon spread out on the cold pavement of her garage, relieved to finally receive the love and attention he required.
Edmondson called her new foster Gibbous after the waxing gibbous moon that appeared in the sky the night he was discovered. Like the rising and fading of the moon, Gibbous has become a predictable, reassuring constant in Edmondson’s life.
“I believe he’s the most loving, sensitive, wonderful dog I’ve ever met,” Edmondson remarked. “He appreciates food (of course) and enjoys chasing the ATV.”
Edmondson isn’t sure if she’ll legally adopt Gibbous, but she’s having a great time learning everything she can about him.
“He is quite autonomous and chooses whether or not to do what you ask,” Edmondson added. “He is an utter sweetie – a gentle giant — as you can tell by glancing into his wide, expressive brown eyes.”
Gibbous, who has a roof over his head and a lot of Edmondson’s love and devotion, is also enjoying every moment.
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