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Old 10-28-2012, 09:34 PM
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Ky's Background

In another thread tonight I realized that many people don't understand Ky's story because there's bits and pieces in different threads so I'll try to explain what she's been through as quickly as I can.

About 4 1/2 yrs ago we lost our GR Buddy and we were devastated. Two weeks later I heard about Ky from a friend of a friend. I was in no way ready to even consider getting another dog but when I heard her story I had to do something.

Ky lived in Georgia. A husband got her for his wife when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Ky was 5 weeks old when he brought her home. That's all I know about that. The wife died a few months later. The husband tied Ky to a tree in the backyard where she stayed for a year. Occasionally he would throw food to her. He was angry about his wife and took it out on Ky with a baseball bat.
At some point the 16 yr old neighbor girl snuck over and stole Ky from his yard, then she called different places trying to find someone to take her. She was having no luck.
Eventually she somehow got a hold of a woman in MI that rescues. She was trying to help and that's when I got involved. Ky was taken to a vet where she had her collar surgically removed because it was embedded, she was skin and bones, worms, several fractures, healed broken bones. A mess.
The first time I looked into her eyes I could see her heart and I knew she was my dog. I brought her home and let her heal. She was afraid of everything because all she knew was a tree and abuse. After her physical wounds healed I tried to get us into obedience class but they all refused telling me that an abused Akita is a time bomb and I should put her down. I couldn't say the word no because it terrified her so I had to let her teach me how to teach her. We muddled through and she learned pretty quickly all things considered. I made many mistakes along the way but Ky is very forgiving. She had no reason to trust anyone but she trusts me...and I trust her. It was a long road to get here but I wouldn't trade Ky for the world!
The young girl that saved Ky said that she knew at one point Ky had puppies but the next day they were all gone. I can't even let myself think about that.
I wanted to get Ky a puppy in the hope that she would be able to "mother" but not really knowing if she would/could. Well she could and she does! She loves Bentley so much, he's like her puppy.
So there's the short version of her story

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Thanks for sharing your story. Ky and Bentley are such a sweet pair.
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Ky is a beautiful girl and she is so lucky to have you to love her.Bently is a handsome boy also.
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Thanks for sharing!! What an angel you are!
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I'm not sure who is luckier, Ky or you. Ky for finding you or you for finding Ky. So glad you found each other, the stars were aligned that night! TY for sharing her story, so sad people can be like that.
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Ky is beautiful. Thank you for saving her, she is a wonderful Mom to Bentley. I hope all the wonderful new memories she has made with you will erase her past abuse.
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Thanks for sharing her story - that is so touching.

You both hit the jackpot with each other.
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Thanks for posting Ky's story. I had seen parts of it in your posts but reading the full story takes it to a new level for me.

What Wendi said is very true: the stars were aligned for Ky that she was brought into your life. I can't believe she was meant to be with anyone else. You 2 seem exactly right for each other. And little Bentley is so lucky to be part of such a loving home.
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Stories like Ky's always make me cry. Why did it have to be like that? What was her fault to pay for it? What did she do wrong? She is an innocent, beautiful creature. I will never understand that. Thank you for saving her, for loving and understanding her.
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Thanks for sharing. I always wondered about Ky's story. It is amazing what you have done for her.
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