By the time Cora was rescued from a backyard breeder last summer, she’d already given birth to 15 litters of puppies and suffered from the resultant health problems. Living under such harsh conditions, you’d forgive this adorable little corgi if she were wary and standoffish.
A man sat at the airport and he was emotionally overwhelmed. It seemed that luck was not on his side, especially after he got some horrible news the night before. So, when he thought about that phone call he received, he put his face in his hands and started to cry. He couldn’t stop sobbing in the middle of the airport, but he didn’t care what people thought. No one knew what he was going through. But then, a dog approached him.
Cora The Explorer
Cora was a corgi, and together with her owner, Madison Palm, the two went on some great adventures together. This was a regular thing for them. But they had only been together for a year. The 28-pound pooch had a horrible past, and much like the man at the airport, who was grieving, no one imagined that Cora would ever be able to overcome what had happened to her.
Coping With The Past
Madison knew that there was a chance that Cora might not be able to cope with what she had gone through in the past. In fact, people warned her that dogs who have had a tough life have a difficult time reintegrating into a happy life. Occasionally, this made Madison wonder if she did the right thing adopting Cora. But when she looked at her adorable face, she cast all doubts aside. But one man caused Cora to deal with her past.
The Truth About Cora
Cora had the best life ever, but that hadn’t always been the case. For the first seven years of her doggy life, Cora was forced to bear puppies at a puppy mill. That type of treatment is tough on any animal, including Cora. After birthing litter after litter of puppies, she was physically and mentally drained. Then, something miraculous occurred.
A Bittersweet Rescue
Eventually, Cora was saved from her life as a breeder and was taken to a shelter. But she wasn’t out of the woods yet. You see, Cora was almost 8, which is old in dog years. Now generally, older dogs don’t get adopted because people prefer puppies. In fact, that was the reason why Cora was originally in the puppy mill. So, when dogs aren’t adopted, the shelter has no choice but to find a humane way to put them to sleep.
Madison To The Rescue
As Cora was about to meet her maker, Madison noticed her profile and fell in love with her right away. She realized she wanted this corgi no matter what and that’s a good thing. If Madison hadn’t come along, things would have turned out very differently for Cora. So, the pooch had finally found a forever home. But then, things got a lot more interesting from there.
Quite A Handful
Cora had been a means to an end for her previous owner’s breeding business. As a result, she didn’t get the love or attention she deserved. But now that she was in her new home, she craved lots of attention. This meant that she was constantly hounding Madison more than a regular dog would. But Madison was well aware of Cora’s past and was happy to oblige. Besides, Cora had a big heart, as Madison discovered at the airport.
Cora Was Trusting
Cora might have been needy, but Madison was cool with that. Why? Because Cora had the ability to give back plenty of love to her. Also, despite her horrible past, the pooch didn’t have any trust issues and saw everyone as a potential friend. You might say that she was way too trusting, which made Madison feel a little nervous sometimes, especially when her dog ran off.
Cora might not have had any issues trusting the world, but Madison felt differently. She knew how cruel the world could be, and even if Cora forgot that, Madison couldn’t. So, Madison worried when Cora ran up to a stranger. She knew that there were people in the world who were uncivilized and she feared that something could happen to her dog. But then, Cora made Madison’s heart melt.
She Took Off
Madison had booked a flight to Alaska and Cora was going to go along for the ride as well. Madison was planning on visiting her mother. So, while they waited, Madison decided to remove Cora’s leash, and that’s when the dog ran off. Madison was never too far away though. So, when she noticed where her dog had run off too, she was left absolutely speechless.
A Man In Need
Cora approached a man who was in distress. He was sitting at the airport and was visibly sad. Somehow, Cora realized this. It turns out that the man had lost his pooch and he was having a tough time dealing with it. Cora had somehow sensed his grief and wanted to help. Madison was touched when she saw where Cora was at. She even filmed the encounter, but she had no clue that the video would garner so many responses.
Cora Went Viral
When Madison and Cora came home, they were welcomed by a bunch of news reporters in Idaho. It turns out that Madison’s video went viral. Now, newsrooms were eager to meet both of them in order to get more info on their amazing story. The video had caused a powerful reaction in people and Cora was on her way to becoming a star. So, Madison allowed reporters to talk to her, and the result of these interviews blew people away.
Madison was able to raise awareness about what Cora’s life had been like when she was living in the puppy mill. She also talked about how adopting a rescue animal is an awesome choice. Meanwhile, Cora was as adorable as ever and she had plenty of love to give. In fact, you could say that Cora had become the spokesperson for rescue dogs. Raising awareness about rescue animals is a subject that needed to be discussed, and the grieving man at the airport would probably agree.
She Senses Pain
When asked about the way Cora approached the man at the airport, this is what Madison said, “She knows who is hurting and she knows who needs her. Who knew a dog who was unloved for seven and a half years could have so much love to give?” The man desperately needed some TLC and Cora was able to give him what he wanted. This was a gift that was truly unforgettable.
Best Photo Ever
Madison posted a photo of Cora’s kind act towards the man on a Facebook group called Disapproving Corgis. Cora had taught a man a valuable lesson, which was that it’s okay to grieve. The man would always be grateful by her presence, which helped him to deal with his pain, even if it only brought momentary relief. “I am blown away by her on a daily basis,” said Madison. But clearly, so is everyone else.
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