Today we have the honour of writing a little story for beautiful girl RICA!
RICA only knew a very unkind life for her first 18 months! She was a doggy who was kept outside and tied up most of the time! Never having played with toys, gone for walks, had cuddles or even been allowed in the house!
She was found in Southern Spain tied up and was taken to the local ‘pound’ – For a lot of doggy’s this is not always the way to the life they deserve but some are taken by doggy charities to rehome or they find ‘forever homes’ directly themselves.
RICA was one of the very lucky doggy’s who was spotted by Fran. Fran loves dogs and had just recently lost his Boxer called BUSTER. He had decided not to waste BUSTER’S food, treats and unused medicines and instead took them to be redistributed! He didn’t expect to do much more than to drop off the needed supplies!
Just before Fran left, he decided to have a little look around! There were so many doggy’s who needed to be homed – around 300 of them!
Walking through a sea of beautiful furry faces, there was one who caught Fran’s eye! A beautiful girl just lying on the floor looking up as Fran passed! Her lovely brown eyes captured Fran’s heart and he fell in love really almost instantly!
AND AS THEY SAY – ‘THE REST IS HISTORY!’
That day RICA became a very lucky doggy – she went from not knowing a whole lot about being loved to starting a wonderful and exciting life with someone who would adore her!
When RICA first arrived at her forever home, it took her some time to get use to what should have been a normal life from day one when she was born!
Fran said she was always very friendly but obviously nervous! She didn’t understand that she was actually allowed in her home and thought she had to stay in the garden! Fran carried her a few times into the house – into the living room and then into the kitchen. She soon realised that this was going to be a very different life and came into the home realising it was her home too!
Fran also introduced RICA to toys – her favourite being a ‘honking parrot’ (bless you RICA this is brilliant!)
She was also introduced to a ball! At first she would just look at a ball thrown for her but now she fetches a ball, plays with her toys and disembowls some of her toy ducks ( Mr. Parrot has been very lucky and is still intact! )
Today you will find RICA loving life on the beach or in the park curiously checking out everything! She is now so confident that when off her lead will go up to literally everyone, even if they don’t like doggy’s (lol)! Every doggy out there is a potential friend to RICA and she is ready to share her time and give her heart freely!
Check out the stunning photos below of RICA loving the beach!
RICA has some very funny quirky behaviours! Apart from her brilliant digging duties she performs on a regular basis, she doesn’t like Fran having a weekend lie in – she will go into the bedroom, wake him up and demand his attention! She will also lean against the bed requesting a back scratch! – Oh RICA you are living the life now darling!
Fran also told us that when he feeds her, she will be lying down and will just contemplate her dinner. She won’t be there waiting by her bowl like most dogs will, she will think about it for maybe 4-5 minutes and then she will go to eat!
We are so very happy to know RICA is leading such a sweet life now! Each day is an adventure for this beautiful lady and this has become possible by the love of one human!
Human’s can be wonderful too and we thank Fran for his dedication to his girl!
RICA is now 27 months old and has lived with Fran for 10 wonderful months!
Thank you so much Fran for allowing us to write a little story for RICA – it has truly made us smile and uplifted our spirits!
Fran would like us to mention a wonderful doggy charity in the U.K. from whom he found his lovely boy BARNEY, another GORGEOUS RESCUE DOGGY!
The charity is THE BLUE CROSS and you can visit them via this link https://www.bluecross.org.uk/
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