Recuperating from an injury isn’t always smooth and easy, and neither are the injuries or scars they leave behind. A bad fall will either keep you at home for a week, or leave you unable to walk again.
This dog can walk just fine, but a grizzly altercation with another dog left its mark on his face.
Woody, which is this pupper’s name, suffered the injury when he was still a puppy.
Since the bones in puppies’ skulls aren’t permanently fused and developed yet, his skull healed but ended up slightly deformed. This left him with a crooked, lopsided face.
It looks a lot worse than it actually is, though. Woody can breathe, pant, eat and drink just fine. He just looks a bit funny.
In fact, his crooked face is pretty lovable.
Even more lovable is Woody himself, who’s proven to be incredibly sweet and loving according to his caretakers. He had the playful nature of a puppy, even though he was nearly a year old. Not even his permanently deformed face could damper his happiness.
As lovable as his face is, there were unfortunately a few people who didn’t see it that way. His original owners in Tennessee abandoned him after moving out of their house.
It’s hard to say if his crooked face was part of the reason he was abandoned, but it’s sad either way.
He must have been fed scraps and leftovers by the people there, since he wasn’t skinny or starving when he was found. And who was it that found him? No other than Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation (SNARR).
It was a while before one of the locals thought of calling a rescue organization for Woody, but it did pay off.
Courtney Bellew, a worker for SNARR, shared details about Woody and his rescue. Primarily about how touching his story was, and why he stood out. This pup was full of love from day 1, and Courtney immediately felt it.
“It’s just that you look at him, and you can’t help but love him because of that face.” – said Courtney Bellew when interviewed by The Dodo
The household Woody came from didn’t seem to have trained him, in addition to the fact that they didn’t take him to the vet either. Courtney shared that Woody was pretty unruly, even if he meant well.
The one-of-a-kind Pitbull was a little too playful, and it proved a bit of a handful for them.
He did eventually learn some etiquette, though.
“With just five days in foster care, he’s calmed down so much, and he’s doing really well because he’s getting everything that he needs. He’s a sweet boy, and he’s very happy to be able to run around and be in a house and everything else.” – Courtney Bellew said
And when he eventually found a forever home, his sweet personality was just as intoxicating. He was already always worried about his new mom. His new mom, Jamie Bond, caught a bad fever during his first few days with her.
Woody was worried sick and didn’t leave her side the whole time.
“He knew something wasn’t right and never left my side. He snuggled with me on the couch all afternoon. Now he’s my shadow, always following wherever I go, making sure I’m safe and sound. Woody loves to curl up on the bed and put his head on my chest.” – Jamie Bond said when she spoke to The Dodo
Woody is a wonderful example of why you shouldn’t judge based on looks. That, and you aren’t any less lovable no matter how different you might look.
Some of the people who look the most different can often love the best and smile the brightest.
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