Rescue Animals: Find Joy & Love This Holiday Season By Getting a Cornflake for Christmas by Michelle Nelson-Schmidt
We swore we’d never have more than two dogs ever again. We once had four. Three huge beasties and a little mini-doxie who acted like a huge beastie. We’d had our share of hair and vet bills and the heartache that goes with losing the pups you love as fiercely as they drive you crazy. We now had two. No more.
Until I saw a photo of a scared, sad dog covered in scars and scabs online. The shelter said he’d be put down in a few days. I saw his name: CORNFLAKE.
How do you not go save a dog named Cornflake?
I brought him home two days later. He was terrified of everything. My other dogs, my husband, the air. But he trusted me. We snuggled and slept on the couch that first night. I swear he smiled before closing his eyes. It took a few weeks, but Cornflake found his spot in our family – a cornflake-sized piece we didn’t realize we’d been missing.
Waking up with Cornflake is like waking up with sunshine. He’s pure joy and happiness.
Get you a Cornflake for Christmas.
The chaos, hair, money for food and vet bills, waking up early and getting home early to feed and walk him? It’ll be worth it. Because there’s nothing in the world like the love of a soul who feels loved and safe.
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