"I love this dog more than I thought possible."
"You have to meet Cabbage" my husband told me after a volunteer shift at a dog rescue. We said this thing a lot to each other as we would get to know the dogs, and I was usually eager to meet his new favorites. But with this particular dog, I didn't want to meet him because of his sad story. Cabbage was rescued with a rope embedded in his neck and his bowed front legs appeared to be broken. "But he's the happiest dog you'll ever meet!" my husband said to me and he was right. Despite a healing neck which required the use of a harness to walk him and crooked legs, he was an affectionate, loving, dog who had kisses for everyone.
Fast forward a few months and we took Cabbage home. I was extremely nervous as this would be my first dog and while I had been volunteering at shelters for a while, I knew nothing about actually having one in my house. From that point on, my husband and I lost our identities as Mike and Lynn and became Cabbage's parents. "How are you doing?" quickly was replaced by "How is Cabbage doing?" asked by his many, many friends at the shelter. So many people had become taken with this little character, the dog with the cone and the crooked legs, that I created a Facebook page for him so people could see him in his new home. Within a few hours, he had 40 something friends, a number which quickly grew to over 100 by the end of the week. I love this dog more than I thought possible.
– Lynn T., about her dog Cabbage