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"Ole'Girl", is a 6 year old, female Great Pyrenees that was rescued back in May after she had been abandoned and left by the railroad tracks in Sealy Texas. Here is her story from the woman who saved her:
One day I had received a phone call from someone who had spotted her before and when I went to look, she was nowhere to be found. Then a week or two later I was informed by someone at the local ballparks that her husband had just called and said the dog was still there, patiently waiting along side the railroad tracks.
I got in my car and drove straight over there and sure enough, there she sat... exactly as stated weeks before, by the little train station. I was told that the dog had been there over a month and that the men that worked at the station had been feeding her apple pies from the local McDonald's but that she was there every day and never left, as if she did not know where to go or how she got there. I found two gentlemen to help me lift her and load her into the back of my SUV and took her to my home. She was very gentle and sweet, and rode happily in the back of my car the entire way home.
Upon arrival she immediately went over to the dog food bowl where I generally feed my other rescue animals. I poured her some food and she vigorously began to chow down.
Initially I had put her in one of our gated & fenced large dog run areas.... however, for some crazy reason she was able to escape even though the fencing was over 6 feet tall. The gate was not open, and there were no holes dug and no other way she could have escaped other than going up and over the fence.
Giving her senior guess of age (hint how she received by us, the name, "Ole' Girl")...and her frail condition... to this day I am still amazed and have to wonder how she pulled her Houdini act.
I attempted once more to put her back in the dog run area and she again escaped… After that I allowed her to roam freely on the property which consists of over 5 acres. She has remained here living at my home ever since and has never once tried to leave the property.
Ole Girl does scout the grounds at times as if protecting it while she roams and takes time to nap on and off throughout her days… At night I find that she is awake and again seems to be guarding/scouting the premises throughout the entire evening and until the early mornings… She will bark when another animal or person comes on the property but she has never once been aggressive or threatening in any way ever.
Ole Girl is very loving and loyal and she likes to have her belly and back scratched. She will often find ways to scratch her back on her own whether it be against a tree or just to lay "belly up" on the ground wiggling around to her back's satisfaction.
When she was found, she was very matted and quite filthy from being abandoned. My daughter and I shampooed her and cleaned her up to the best of our abilities and I then gave her a haircut to the best of my own ability attempting to remove all of the matted fur and dreadlocks she had accumulated over time.
Ole Girl seems to have some hair loss and judging by her teeth and the way she walks at times (as if favoring her hips), I believe her to be an older dog for sure. I have no other history on this animal whatsoever, other than I know she was dumped and abandoned and left to fend for herself while living by the railroad tracks for close to two months.
I have tried to keep her on a healthy high-protein dog food as much as possible. I also treated her for fleas not long ago. Ole Girl is a sweet, loyal, loving, kind natured, & gentle animal who truly deserves to be loved and cared for in a place that she can call her own… She longs for a new "Forever-Home" as she continues to live out the remainder of her sweet & gentle existence. If you have a place for her in your heart and home, please complete an application at www.ehrdogs.org and mention her name - OLE GIRL TEXAS!