In 2012, a terrier mix named Bonnie arrived at the Dogs Trust Rescue and Rehoming Charity, a canine welfare charity in Glasgow, Scotland. It was unclear what the pup had been through, but it was evidently the cause of her severe anxiety. Since her arrival at the shelter, the staff noticed that Bonnie was always afraid of being left alone.
She also couldn’t stand the dark and the other dogs’ barking, earning her the nickname of “UK’s wimpiest dog.” To help the canine cope with her condition and keep her calm, the staff gave her a special compression coat that she always wore.
Bonnie eventually adjusted to her new environment over time. But because she was still severely anxious, no adoption applications came for her. The shelter staff did their very best to give her enough exposure on their social media pages for two whole years yet to no avail.
Well, that was until Louisa Murphy came into the picture. Louisa was scrolling through the shelter’s website that day when she happened upon Bonnie’s story. The moment she read the article, she immediately felt a connection with the terrier mix.
She said that she saw herself in Bonnie as she could get quite anxious at times, too. After Louisa’s mom approved of her getting a dog, she quickly got in touch with the shelter to adopt the pup with her very first paycheck. She then brought her home with her.
At first, Bonnie was still quite timid and scared of everything in the house. But once she realized that she was now in a stable and loving home, she immediately blossomed into the adorable and friendly pup she truly was.
Louisa had Bonnie for six years now, and since the pup recently celebrated her 16th birthday, the doting fur mom decided to throw her a grand party. The celebration came complete with gifts and a special meal of chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, and pup-friendly cupcake. Look at the adorable birthday girl here.
— Companion Life (@CompanionLifeUK) November 14, 2020
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