"Do you think it's possible that she's lost?" Asked Annie.
"Probably not. She's too young. She was probably born a stray."
"Hmmm... should I bring her in?"
"Most Definetly," replied Doctor Stef. "Bring her in now."
Annie hung up the phone and took the pup to her car.
Annie entered the office of the pet hospital, where Doctor Stef was sitting, waiting. When he saw her, his eyes widened.
"Ms. Spotts, why didn't you tell me it was this bad?" Asked Doctor Stef.
"I did... I guess. I just didn't know what to say."
"Wait here." And with that, Dr. Stef took the pup, and immeadietly rushed into the hallway, where he dissapeared in a labyrinth of passageways.
She lay her head down on the cold asphalt ground. It must be at least 11 at night. She closes her eyes, trying to sleep, but she can’t. She raises her head as much as she can, but she is weak. She hasn’t eaten for days. Slowly, she rises. She staggers as far as she can, but falls to the ground after only a few steps. She knows she is dying…. dying of a broken heart. Only a few weeks before she had been filled with so much love… but there had never been anybody to give it too. You see, she had been born a stray, a mutt that nobody wanted. Her mother died a few days after she was born, and her and her litter mate were forced to live on their own when they were only old enough to see. It is a wonder that she survived. She had been so close to death in the few weeks she had been on Earth, and she had done nothing to deserve it. As she lay down, she begins to think about her past. Her and her brother, the only other who had survived from the litter, walking down the cold, dark streets of Philadelphia. She never stopped wondering what had happened to him, the only living sole she had ever known for more than 2 weeks. Then she thought of her mother… a beautiful dog indeed, who had never been treated as well as she treated others. The pup began to stop thinking, and began to take in the world around her. Soon she felt gentle hands pick her up… warm, human hands. She had never met a human before… she had only observed them from a far. She was terrified, and she wanted to run. But her body failed her. She gathered up enough energy to open her eyes, where she saw an elderly woman smiling at her. She wondered what was to happen to her. The woman gently stroked her fur, and said, “There, there little one. I am going to take care of you. I will.” The pup could only stare, and wonder what the woman was saying. “My name is Annie,” the woman said, “There is nothing to be afraid of,” she continued. The pup just lay in her arms, as the woman carried the pup to her home. The pup rested in her arms, and for the first time in her life, she felt safe.