Thanks to Muttville mom Josie for sharing the story of Cupcake:
You wouldn’t know by looking at this itty, bitty poof ball of a girl dog the immense character and sweetness she has within. Everyday she shares her heart and silly ways with us and we LOVE it! Although she had little hair on her tail and bald spots on her tiny body when we first met, she’s rockin’ a full coat of blonde fur these days that her lovely, white eyelashes compliment so beautifully. This little girl brings us so much happiness simply by being who she is. Her Dad calls her Marilyn Monroe when she follows him around batting her loving, soulful eyes at him when she wants him to take her for a walk. It’s so adorable how she communicates with us. When she’s decided it’s time to go somewhere or sees me grab the iPod, she dances to the front door singing along the way with her front paws bouncing up-n-down, so excited. We’re crazy in love with Miss Cupcake, a total sweetheart whose exterior disguises the enormity of what she’s about on the inside.
I often think of our first few meetings at Muttville. She seemed content to be by herself, curled up and away from the action. Sherri told me she wants for nothing and likes to go out, but is so teeny and quiet it’s easy to miss her since she blended in so well with the comfy bedding she enjoyed snoozing away in. Although she has her fave spots, she still likes to move about and arrange her blankets just so to catch a nap.
Like all the other deserving souls Muttville has saved, her story was compelling; all 4 pounds of her was found dragging a cantaloupe sized hernia around, most of her teeth needed to be removed, there were open areas of skin on her body, one of her legs is jacked up from something that happened in her previous life…And yet, here she is one ear up, one flopped down lookin’ so darn cute, enhancing our lives beyond measure. She doesn’t carry even a hint of a grudge for the neglect she endured. We are so grateful to Sherri for seeing that Cupcake was ready for her new beginning.
It’s never too late for a new beginning!
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