This story was sent to me by the same animal rescue advocate who sent in the story about Tiva (below). Flynn really got lucky when Linda saved him. It's a heart-warming story that is the perfect remedy for the stressful times we are living in - and a testament to the resiliency of animals!
Linda's tale: Precious Flynn is now almost 7 years old. He was given to me by Tina at the Las Vegas, NM animal shelter on March 14th 2014 when he was only 9 days old.
At 10 oz, he was so tiny! He was found under a shed; he had 2 siblings who had already died from exposure and he was barely hanging onto life. Mom was nowhere to be found. He was quite weak and his body temperature was falling; on the way home from the shelter, I held him against me and massaged his little body and talked to him constantly.
Several times I was pretty sure he wasn't going to survive the 45 minute trip but we finally got home. I warmed a one liter bag of sterile saline a vet had given me and tucked it up against him while I hurriedly got his first meal together. He wasn't moving much at all but when I got the bottle to him, he figured out right away what it was for and made short work of his dinner. His strong response gave me hope that I wouldn't lose him.
Marlene and Bill Barnes are the founders and owners of Dogonfunny® Creations. Marlene is the photographer & designer. She and Bill often collaborate on the captions and the happy-ending stories of pet adoption. They hope to inspire more animal rescue and support for organizations that make life better for all pets. The company donates generously to animal rescue groups with every sale and strongly advocates for animal welfare issues.