Joey found Scruffy (yes, he's already named her) last night while he and Taylor were on a bike ride on the trails behind our house. I don't know if you can tell from the pic, but she is absolutely skin and bones! It's so horrible! Her hair was matted and full of burs.
Joey couldn't take it, so he picked up Scruffy and carried her a mile and a half back to our house and gave her some food and water.
When I got home with Ashton from volleyball, he looked at me and said, "I need to show you something." He grabbed his flashlight and took me in the backyard, around the back of the house, where Scruffy had taken up residence in the cushy flower bed.
My reaction? "What is that???"
Then I knelt down and pet her and felt how skinny she was. So, so sad! I convinced Joey to give her a bath and after we did, she went right into the dog house and appears to have stayed there all night.
Can you see her ribs now? UGH!! So heartbreaking.
We think she may be full grown - she doesn't look like a puppy - and that someone may have dumped her in the park behind our house. She's obviously been roughing it for quite some time, but she loves the kids, so I think she's been around kids before. Joey said that once he got her home, she would go to Taylor much quicker than she came to him. And she comes to Ashton immediately.
This is not good. Not good at all. But really, what can you do when you see this poor thing? You can't leave her in the woods, right??