Where to begin.... We will probably never know what horror on Earth was responsible for manifesting nightmare into reality for three pure spirits stripped of love, isolated from compassion, forced to survive without knowing the joy of sharing the family bond. Gentle hearts that have forgotten how to trust; the light within extinguished from some cruelty bestowed upon them by those entrusted with their care.
Nor will we ever know if the oldest of the three once shared the warmth of a human hug, before she was tossed aside to have puppies and raise her young as best as she could in a pen full of waste, hoping for someone to at least toss them food on occasion. Who can tell how many litters she produced for her owners.... how long she was confined to misery. We do know her fur is stained yellow and brown from long exposure to feces and urine; her nails brittle and orange due to bacteria contracted from standing in rotting excrement.
Try as she might, the mother could not spare her young from sharing her fate. Ill, malnourished, filled with complete terror when in the presence of a human.... The boys counted on each other for companionship, and turned to their mom for what little comfort and protection she could offer. Eventually, the never-ending Samoyed smile faded away to hopelessness and despair.
What strange twist of fate that caused these three to be surrendered to a shelter in Kentucky may also never be fully understood. We have heard that living conditions were so bad that Childrens Services threatened to take the children if things didn't improve, so the family dumped the dogs in an attempt to appear like they were trying to clean things up. This might be true, but the dogs lived outdoors in a kennel run, and the humans (we hope) lived indoors. The two are generally not related, unless the dogs were cited as a reason in the complaint. Regardless of the reasons involved, the fact remains that these three were turned over to a humane society, and to their credit (and with much thanks due to them!), shelter officials contacted Samoyed Rescue for help. Through the magic of Janet's network, a volunteer was located to pick up the dogs and transport them to a meeting point with the people from Central Ohio Samoyed Rescue. And that begins the start of this journal....