This stray dog, now called Squish, was captured by the stray dog service and taken to the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter in April 2016.
The 4-month-old puppy had a deformation of the right side of the head and jaw, which made the muzzle look twisted. The dog practically could not open his jaw and stick out his tongue, but his kindness knew no bounds.
Soon he began to lose weight. In June, the decision was made to euthanize him to prevent further suffering.
To the great joy of the dog, this did not happen. The veterinarian of the shelter decided to show the dog to a large veterinary hospital “VCA Great Lakes Veterinary Specialists”, where distinguished professors of their field and simply smart specialists worked.
Squish had a series of serious operations and procedures, but even after that, the experts did not give guarantees that the dog would be able to chew food on its own.
However, the dog was not returned to the shelter. Dr. Danielle Boyd, an ophthalmologist at a veterinary clinic, once took the dog in for an examination. With a twisted face, the good-natured dog looked at her with his big brown eye.
Danielle was fascinated and loved the dog with all her heart as she carried it to the examination room. “I was fascinated by this little one-eyed puppy who endured so much pain and disappointment. However, in spite of everything, he is cheerful, affectionate and kind,” says Dr. Daniel Boyd.
The woman felt very sorry for the puppy and she took him to her home for one night. She wanted Squish to relax a bit, to take a break from the awful cages and constant examinations.
The dog was happy, wagging his tail and jumping. Upon arrival home, the shy and cute puppy turned into an uncontrollable one, Boyd called him “a living puppy tornado.”
As soon as the woman began to get ready for bed and had already gone to bed, the joyful Squish jumped under the covers to her and immediately fell asleep. By morning, Boyd was sure that there was no way she would allow this little defenseless lump to be put to sleep.
This whole story took place a week before Boyd was supposed to move to Texas to finish her internship. She was well aware that Squish would need many operations, expensive treatment, and care.
She felt wild that this cute dog would be left to the mercy of fate, as other people had done with him all his life.
After one more operation Squish learned to carry small objects in his teeth. The woman cried when she saw how happy Squishy was catching a tennis ball with his teeth, and this was only the beginning of his adventures.