This series of posts entitled “Blooming Violet” will take us through the journey of Violet transforming from a tragically abused dog into the mighty dog deep inside her. If you don’t know Violet’s story, she was a neglected Boerboel Mastiff that was starved, confined and dumped on the side of the road in Clinton, MD. She was so emaciated, she only weighed 56 lbs when she was rescued by Mutts Matters Rescue. Boerboel Mastiff females usually weigh between 150-200 pounds. Violet is currently in care of her amazing foster mom, Debbie Gertz, who specializes in caring for dogs in extreme cases like this. Donations toward Violet’s care and recovery can be made at the Mutts Matter Rescue website and regular updates on Violet can be found on the Saving Violet Facebook page. There is a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest of her abusers.
Like Spring emerging; so is Violet’s personality as it comes out with the sunshine. She’s no longer the scared, shy, broken dog we were first was introduced to. Her confidence is unbelievably stronger, she’s adventuring to play and show her true dog traits, and the beautiful statuesque dog we all knew was hiding is making her debut. She is bonding and connecting with people she meets and has become close with her brother Ace. Shortly after taking these photographs, Violet weighed in at 104 pounds!
I have sat retyping over and over what I should say…How do I explain the latest stages I have witnessed in Violet? All that kept popping in my head is the old cliche….”A picture is worth a thousand words.” I give up…Because for me, this saying was created for the following series of pictures you will see. Simply said and with no need for much more in words…
This is happiness.
This is joy.
This is love.
This is a dog’s heart and bond.
This is what caring creates.
This is making a difference.
This is the face of rescue.
This is why mutts matter.
The next blog post promises to be a very special one! Stay tuned and thank you again for being such an important part of Violet’s journey!