So Much Excitement Here!

Duke ... Rescued and safe, happy now.
@GrannyGee (1781)
Louisburg, North Carolina
January 18, 2017 8:57am CST
I've been in the process of rescuing a dog for the past 2 months. I've been very stressed each day, night going to it to be sure it wasn't tangled up in the trees, stumps. He wore a very heavy chain around his neck that would tangle up ... keeping him from reaching his house to get out of the winter weather. The owner would be gone for days at a time ... the dog was very thin. He never barked or growled at us. He came to love us ... and oh my, the love we have for him. He is a beautiful white Pit Bull dog. I know what comes to mind when one mentions 'Pit Bull' ... I know he has the strength, power to be bad but, he only shows love to us. One day I asked the man if I could have him. We saw him there and stopped to talk to him. He said no ... that the dog was there to protect his property. I told him that the dog deserved a better home. We had the worst winter storm here and temps down to 0 degrees. We found the dog ... we did call him Special Pup on my Facebook (you can come be friends with me if you like ... see the photos, videos of him) ... during that bad weather ... his chain was frozen to the ground twice ... he couldn't get back inside his house! It broke our Hearts. We went there 4-5 times a day and drove by with a flashlight to make sure he wasn't tangled up. Then a couple of days ago we went there ... the man was there. He came up to us ... told us we could have the dog if we wanted him ... he would not be coming here again. My Facebook Friends helped me financially to purchase a chain link kennel fence for him ... food, cedar shavings ... tarps/ties ...and we are getting a dog house for Duke. I have been so grateful that my Heart squeezes with such gratitude ... when it does ... tears come to my eyes. I'm so thankful. Now ... Duke is here at our home as of yesterday. He is safe, NO heavy-ass chain around his neck ... in his own safe space. He'll be taken care of, loved by us ... no one will mistreat him anymore. Meet Duke ... photo shows how happy he is. He is officially one of The Pups now. We have 2 Pups ... Kissy the Rottie and Camie the Australian Blue Heeler. They are house pups. I'm so sorry Duke can't live in the house ... there would be a tragedy. Maybe one day. For now ... his kennel will be kept spotless ... he will be fed good, watered ... taken good care of. Not only that ... he isn't isolated anymore ... I have his kennel where he look right where our Pups in the house come out their pet door ... and where we come, go. He has a lot to watch, hear. I can't tell you the love he will have now. I wanted to tell why I wasn't online lately. I've been working so hard to get his kennel together ... and make all good for him. Last night we got him home ... and oh my ... the barking that went on last night! Kissy and Camie ... and Duke. Then a strange dog pops up from nowhere! I'll tell you that excitement in my next story! What a night! I am so grateful to all my Facebook Friends who cared with their very Hearts. Now ... Duke is in a safe space full of love, caring. I welcome any of you to come be friends, follow about The Pups ... Duke is one of The Pups now! Photo shows how happy Duke is now. More photos will come later through time. True story/photo written/owned by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.
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@Dena91 (4657)
• United States
18 Jan 17
So happy Duke is now with his forever family
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@GrannyGee (1781)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
19 Jan 17
Thank you, Dena.
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• United States
18 Jan 17
Oh, GOOD FOR YOU!!!! I love this, you are wonderful and I am so glad you ended up with Duke, he looks like an amazing dog.
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@GrannyGee (1781)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
19 Jan 17
Thank you!
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• United States
19 Jan 17
@GrannyGee Oh, and your comment about what comes to mind when I hear "pit bull"? The most MISUNDERSTOOD ever!!! I volunteer at my daughter's dog grooming shop and her boyfriend has a pit, and all of them are super sweet. In fact, her boyfriend's dog is named "Baby" and she sure acts like it.. the Rottweiler is also misunderstood, yet I remember bathing a brother and sister, both over 100 pounds and could have easily fought me, but the only aggression they showed was using their weight against the tub so I could reach their side.
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@GrannyGee (1781)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
19 Jan 17
@Carmelanirel2 :) That's so wonderful. People automatically think the worst ... they are so powerful. I loved hearing about your volunteer work!
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@Corbin5 (116270)
• United States
18 Jan 17
Oh my!! You are this dog's angel!!! How wonderful you went to such great lengths to save him!! Duke is a great name this pup! Thank you so much for introducing us to Duke!!
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@GrannyGee (1781)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
19 Jan 17
I'll keep updating you all on him from time to time. He's so happy with his new dog house .... and all the thick cedar shavings in his house and all on his floor. We also wrapped his house in a thick, quilted waterproof/windproof cover. He can push on the flap and go in or outside.
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@Corbin5 (116270)
• United States
19 Jan 17
@GrannyGee Oh, thank you for letting us know how Duke is doing. I am honored to know you, my friend. Your saving Duke brought me tears due to your kindnes and so much joy too.
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@GrannyGee (1781)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
19 Jan 17
@Corbin5 You touched my Heart. I'm glad it touched you. I wish we all were like this.
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@just4him (127235)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Jan 17
I can see he's one happy pup. I'm glad the owner gave him to you.
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@GrannyGee (1781)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
19 Jan 17
He is happy ... you should have seen him today in his new house when I put thick cedar shavings in it ... we wrapped the house in a windproof/waterproof quilted cover. He loved it. Thank you, Valerie.
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@just4him (127235)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Jan 17
@GrannyGee That's awesome! I'm so glad he likes his new home.
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@GrannyGee (1781)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
19 Jan 17
@just4him I have got it very nice and he won't get wet, or cold. I keep trying to think of ways to make his life very good. I'm just sorry I can't let him live in the house.. Thank you.
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@Plethos (10935)
• United States
18 Jan 17
That owner should've been put in the place of the dog.
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@Plethos (10935)
• United States
19 Jan 17
@GrannyGee - maybe little by little over time all 3 dogs will get used to one another.
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@GrannyGee (1781)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
19 Jan 17
@Plethos I will work at talking them but, always keeping a fence between them ... it may takes months but, they will become used to seeing the other and communicating in the special way dogs do. You are so right ... that's my wish.
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
21 Jan 17
We wonder why it is legal for people to own pets when they are not responsible. Would love to see a law that required people to pass an inspection before being able to get animals!
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@GrannyGee (1781)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
21 Jan 17
You and I think alike, Pat.
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• Pamplona, Spain
20 Jan 17
Really happy for you and that he let you have the Dog. He will only know love now. Thank you for this story and hope he will be very happy with all of you .
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@GrannyGee (1781)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
21 Jan 17
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@sugartoes (42642)
• Greencastle, Indiana
19 Jan 17
that is so awesome I LOVE to read stories like this, congratulations on getting the owner to let you have him I would have done the same thing he looks like a happy pup how old is he? take it slow introducing him to the others, I know his a happy pup to have that heavy chain off him he's a pretty dog.
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@GrannyGee (1781)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
19 Jan 17
The man said he was about 5 years old ... but he had only had him for 5 months ... I don't think he knew anything about Special Pup/Duke. Skip and I think he is probably 3 years old. Thank you. I will take it slow.
@RasmaSandra (19800)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
18 Jan 17
Duke looks happy. I am so glad for you. Blessings to all of the pups and blessings to you too.
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@GrannyGee (1781)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
19 Jan 17
Thank you, Sandra.
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• Greece
18 Jan 17
Well done dog lover. You are wise to keep him away from the others at least until you know how they will all react together. You never know how a rescue dog will react because of past experiences. We have a small dog which we think has some pitbull in her. She is intelligent, affectionate and jealous. She loves to be with us and has never so much as growled. However she always has to take a bite at the legs of another dog when she is excited. She has made an enemy of our largest dog and we have to keep them apart.
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@GrannyGee (1781)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
19 Jan 17
I understand. We can tell we can't let them get together. They are all powerful, strong dogs. Thank you.
• United States
18 Jan 17
Duke looks quite content. You have a big heart to bring him to your home and make him happier.