The Box

What’s with the box?

I’m glad you asked!


It’s actually a sad story, but don’t worry, it has a happy ending.   🙂

My husband, Andy, was on his way home from work on Friday and he decided to stop at the store on the way home.  This is not something he normally does, but Friday he needed oil for his car & decided to just pull in to the store real quick.

So, Andy parked his car & started walking towards the store.  On his way, he saw a box, right there on one of the little grassy islands in the parking lot.  Now, we all know that nowadays, it may not be safe to open up a random box sitting in the middle of nowhere, so it was not even a thought in his head to go look at the box.  That is until he heard the box cry and whimper.  Yes, you heard that right. A small whimpering, crying sound came from that box.  Now, obviously,  Andy felt he had to check it out. So he slowly approached the box as the whimpering continued.

So…..What was in the box?

A poor, little, abandoned puppy 🙁

This poor little girl was shivering as she sat so sad looking,  covered in her own drool & pee.

Absolutely heartbreaking, I know!

Obviously, if you read my blog or know us at all, you know that we are EXTREME animal lovers.  So Andy did exactly what I would hope any person would do.  He forgot all about going to the store, he took the box & brought it home.  As soon as he got home, I gave this poor little girl a warm bath.  She just sat in that warm water, with no struggling, no fighting and no sound.  I got her all cleaned up and put her in a nice warm fluffy towel & just held her close as Andy called our Vet’s office to see if we could get worked into the schedule.  Thankfully, they were able to see her in 1 hour.  They checked her out, estimated that she was about 6 weeks old, believed her to be a Yorkshire Terrier, confirmed that she was not malnourished, and confirmed that she was worm & flea free.  They gave her a completely clean bill of health! We were so happy.

So, What now?

Yep, you guessed it, we have added a new member to our family.  We felt it was meant to be and since Andy found her, he feels personally responsible for her welfare now.

We have had her for 2 days and she is doing great.  She has perked up since that first day & she is now jumping right into the mix with us, our cats & the other dogs.

Here she is playing with a few of the other dogs:

Muffin playing

Oh, yes, her name is Muffin.  She picked that name herself.  Andy, Connor & I were sitting around with her trying to come up with the perfect name.  We were saying names like Gizmo, Gadget, Angel, Lily, Cookie, Magic, Midnight and we couldn’t agree on one.  Then one of us said Muffin and her little head popped up & looked around.  We said a few other names with no reaction, then circled back to Muffin, and again her cute little body & head perked up.  So we all agreed that Muffin would be her name.  She really seems to like it!

I just don’t understand!

I am so happy that Andy found her.  Honestly, though, it makes me sick that there was somebody or maybe even more than 1 person that made a decision to abandon that poor, defenseless, scared little puppy in a cold,  dark closed up box on a very cold day, in a parking lot.  I mean really….what is wrong with people?  I get it that there are situations where people may not be able to keep a dog.  In fact, we were thinking that we were going to have to re-home Izzy, our 90 pound Great Pyrenees, we’ve since decided not to & we’re going to try something that may help us with her, so hopefully, it works out.  Anyway, the point is there are ways to find a home for an animal.  There is no need to pack them up in a box & leave them to die!

People can surrender pets to any local humane society.  She is a puppy, she would’ve been adopted. Now, I understand there is a fee to do this, so maybe there is no money available.  If that’s the case, there’s always Craigslist.  There are so many re-homings of pets on Craigslist.  I’m sure there would have been no problem re-homing a small 6-week old terrier.  Ok, maybe the situation called for an immediate removal of the puppy and they didn’t have any time to post an ad & wait.  So then, they could’ve at least stood outside the store and asked anybody if they could provide a loving home for the little cutie.  They didn’t need to abandon her & leave her to die.

Anyway, enough ranting.  Somebody else’s bad decision ended up being a blessing to this little puppy and most of all to me and my family.

She will stay with us so we can care for her and keep her safe.

Welcome home Muffin!



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