It’s hard to imagine the life Bernard the dog endured before he was rescued. He came from a hoarding situation where he lived his entire life in a dirty pen. He rarely had human contact, unless it was when he was thrown a bite of food.
Instead, he lived in a kind of hell, before he was rescued by Dogs Deserve Better. But life must not have seemed immediately better when he was saved.
“You are then picked up by a transport van and driven to your new unfamiliar temporary home where excited humans who seem like aliens greet you with love and compassion.”
“Life seems to be getting better but you have no clue what love and compassion feels like so you are terrified and withdrawn.”
That’s how Bernard felt when he arrived at the Dogs Deserve Better Good Newz Rehab Center in Smithfield, VA.
This is where the video picks up and where you can see Bernard have a breakthrough – human touch isn’t that bad, in fact it’s really quite nice. When he moved towards her hand at the end, his rescuer says she was both honored and humbled.
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