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Lil' Bit~ Peace At Last~One Year Later by Susan Bergstrom

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Many of you have followed the journey of this little dog…
It has been a year now since I found him curled up in a little ball starved and near death, in my front courtyard.
It was determined he had been abandoned (as many pets are out here in the desert) and tried to survive on his own for about 3 months. We had seen him rangeing out on the edges of our property for months but though he was a desert fox.

He was one violent, aggressive little guy… so starved and humans and survival, that he was quite literally just on the edge of wild and I feel physcologically distroyed.
I had been told by all the vets in the area to put him down without haste. He was a huge liability not only to my husband and I, but to anyone that may come to our home.

But as you also may know… I couldn’t and wouldn’t give up on him. He thus went into Susan’s Rehabilatation Course.
Needless to say he has flourished and is a member in good standing in the Bergstrom Pack.

He has stopped hiding under blankets (although it is his nature to be covered up at bedtime, he still has his favorite blankie)…it is the burrowing instinct and after all, that is probably how he survived the tempest of the desert.
Typically Chihuahua’s are well known “ratters” and I have seen him dive right down a hole, they like dark places…

It has been a long road with several set backs and… “Am I doing the right thing” kind of thoughts… but he has turned into a peaceful, happy little dog…

Thanks for viewing my photography.

I enjoy a full time career as a working Fine Art Artist and Natural Lifestyle Photographer.
To me, my art and photography is the best way to express what I see around me.
I also teach both mediums and I host 3 and 4 day Art and Photography Workshop Retreats through my private studio on my desert property in Nevada/Arizona.
I formed Elbow Canyon Fine Art & Photography Retreats several years ago to offer my students a unique one-on-one instruction.
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  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesover 4 years ago

    Congrats to you, and happy dancing for Lil Bit!
    Great job on both your parts.
    (I love the light in the color version!)

  • Thanks Arla…the things we do for all creatures great and small…(;0)

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 4 years ago

    doesn’t get any better than this…………wonderful you.

  • Thanks kj…you home is never the same after you introduce a Chihuahua…! He’s a funny little guy…

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 4 years ago

    Awe……wonderful capture and so glad Lil Bit came through with flying colors in the long run. What a sweetie !!

  • Thanks Sean…it has been quite the journey…but we prevailed!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • DeerPhotoArts
    DeerPhotoArtsover 4 years ago

    God bless you and the little guy…he deserves the best. Our dog Romeo was a rescue dog from Georgia…saved at the last minute by Paws Rescue and bought to CT. We love him dearly, so I know how you feel.

  • Thanks so much for viewing…I just find it amazing that after surviving for so long out in the desert that he decided on my front porch to surrender…well the Universe sends you gifts that don’t always appear to be so…

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 4 years ago

    you are a remarkable lady…Lil Bit is a very lucky dog….he is looking soooo well!

  • Thanks my friend…it has been an interesting journey!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 4 years ago

    I am so happy for you and for him. Great news.

  • Thanks MT…Lil’ Bit “aka…Skinny” has claimed a chair, a blanket and our hearts!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • BarbL
    BarbLover 4 years ago

    Awwww….it was his lucky day to happen upon you and your “course”. You saved a life and he, like so many who are abandoned, has turned into your angel…what a beautiful story! Hope he has many wonderful years ahead to hopefully make up for even a little of his past! Rescuing a pet is one of the most rewarding feelings! You both are better for it!! Wonderful photos of this little guy!

  • It really is sad just how many animals are dumped out here…I see new ones every week…the confused, panic look on their faces is just heart breaking and we can’t take any more as we already have 5 dogs…all of them are rescued…I would have a canine compound with in a month…it just never stops…Thanks for viewing and your comment Barb…

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 4 years ago

    Glad to get an update on Lil Bit, we were all pulling for him, Susan.

  • Thanks Jim…a sad story with a happy ending…now if they would just stop dumping animals out here…can’t take on any more!!!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • jell
    jellover 4 years ago

    well done
    you have a friend for life

  • LOL…tell me about it…he followes me around like a shadow…I am never out of his sight for very long! Thanks Jell!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Oncemore
    Oncemoreover 4 years ago

    Great to read and see this, Susan:))

  • Thanks if they would just stop dumping animals out here…it is heart breaking…everything is becomming disposable…

    – Susan Bergstrom

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