Lessons From a Dog

There's a dog in my neighborhood that has been tied to a chain for many years. He is a gorgeous shepherd with long black hair. He wasn't approachable; his neck was one big scar, and he had no hair there from the pressure of his collar.

The last few months the dog has been running free, his ribs are showing, and he was a pretty pathetic sight.

I tried to coax him into my vehicle with food so I could take him somewhere to get care, but he wouldn't let me touch him. I decided I would try to drop some food for him on the ground. He was very nervous, so I would just leave it and walk away. I didn't...

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