Rescuing Brandie

Rescuing Brandie

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Crystal S. Kauffman: Freelance Writer Extraordinaire By CrystalKauffman Updated Oct 28, 2013

My two brothers, my mom, and I visited a local convenience store where we met a beautiful auburn-colored dog when I was turning 12. She looked to be a lab and shepherd mix, who was rather large with big beautiful brown eyes. The dog was very friendly and well mannered, so I played with her for a moment while everyone else went into the store. She seemed to be sick and her skeleton was showing, due to being underweight.

Our hearts went out to her and we all cried, because we couldn't just up and leave her in this condition to go home to forget her. Immediately, my brothers and I begged my mother to let us help the dog. However, at first she said we wouldn't be able to keep her. My mom decided to buy some can dog food for her and the woman behind the counter gave us a cup of water. We watched her eat and drink up all we had given her, but she still seemed hungry and the dog climbed in our car.

My mom went back into the store and bought her some more food, while my brothers and I asked ...