May 2011: Freedom's Fight
From the May 2011 Grapevine magazine
How a dog showed an alcoholic that every day is a gift
From day one, Freedom was the perfect dog.
I volunteer at a local animal rescue group here in Colorado called the Golden Retriever Rescue of Rockies. We place abandoned, owner-surrendered and/or dogs with medical needs into good homes. I had the privilege of fostering a golden retriever named Freedom, who was brought in because his current owners were moving into an apartment and could no longer care for him.
From day one, Freedom was a perfect dog. He walked well on a leash, obeyed commands, didn’t soil in the house and never barked. After three weeks, I noticed that he was favoring his left leg, holding it in the air... Login to read more
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