Starfish: From an Abused, Furless, Bone-Shatterd into an Awe Inspiring Dog

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Do you feel overwhelmed sometimes? I do.

The world changes so big and vast.. and things change so quickly, that sometimes I begin to wonder.. ‘can I really make a difference?’ Or.. ‘does anything I do in this world really matter to anyone?’

But sometimes we forget, we are way more “powerful” than we really think we are.

And what we do can have PROFOUND influence in lives of not just ours, but those around us.

For example..

Meet Starfish.

Starfish was first rescued from an extremely abusive home.

She was starving to death, weighing only 3 lbs, and was severely dehydrated.

She had a shattered skill, shattered femur, broken front leg, broken tail, rotting and missing teeth, mammary tumors, and almost no fur.

She had no balance and was extremely weak: she could not walk without collapsing or toppling over sideways, or crashing spread-eagled to the floor.

Starfish’s owner was told the dog was unadoptable and should be euthanized when she was first rescued.

But the owner knew they ‘could make a difference to this one’, and so they did.

And what a difference Starfish made to those around her.

She was an angel, a loving gentle soul – the little dog who could.

Here is Starfish’s story:

Here’s the transcript of the video:

The true story of Starfish: The little dog that could

When starfish was first rescued from an extremely abusive situation in 2006, this is what she looked like:

She was starving to death, weighing only 3 lbs, and was severely dehydrated.

She had a shattered skill, shattered femur, broken front leg, broken tail, rotting and missing teeth, mammary tumors, and almost no fur.

She had no balance and was extremely weak: she could not walk without collapsing or toppling over sideways, or crashing spread-eagled to the floor.

She was dying.

Here she is 2 years later.

Amazed?

Wait until you consider this.

In all these videos clips, Starfish is 16 years old.

Think you’re really amazed?

Wait for this.

Unknown even to the vet until the day Starfish died, this little dog that could had congestive heart failure.

Her heart was enlarged so much it was beginning to crush her windpipe.

The blood was back flowing into the heart’s chambers instead of pumping properly through her body.

Her lungs were full of fluid.

But the little dog that could pay no attention.

A formerly starving, furless, bone shattered dog, who survived horrific abuse long enough to be given a loving forever home…

And now 16 years old, almost completely blind and deaf and with congestive hear failure.

Despite everything, she’s living her second puppyhood.

Miracles happen.

Starfish was one of them.

In loving memory of Starfish, a.k.a. ‘Energizer Bunny’, a.k.a ‘The little dog that could’.

1992-2008.

AWESOME, indeed.

Never forget that YOU are here on earth in YOUR body with YOUR soul for a reason.

Know that you are here NOW to make a difference on this earth to someone somewhere.

Never give up and always hope for the best, knowing that you are needed by someone or some animal somewhere.

God bless.

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