Lexi the Lab mix was badly burned in a house fire that killed several of the other pets in her family, but somehow the pooch managed to survive. That’s not the worst part of this story.
Her owners didn’t want her any longer and gave her to the Ruff Start Rescue in Minnesota. Poor Lexi was severely burned, needed intensive care, and now she had no family.
The dog was trapped in a plastic kennel and only survived after flames melted the kennel. The plastic from the kennel stuck to her poor body.
According to the dog’s foster mom, Sarah Hecklinski, the dog is sweet even though she has pain from the burns, bandage changes, and salve treatments.
“She didn’t care about any of it,” Hecklinski told Fox 9. “As long as you were petting her, touching her and loving her, she was game.”
A few states over, firefighter Travis Oliver followed the dog’s story. He saw her photo on Ruff Start’s Instagram page and knew he had to have the pooch.
He admitted to pulling many pets out of fires in his 11-year-career as a firefighter. His application was initially denied due to his location, but Oliver wrote an email to the rescue pleading his case.
“I think they’ll understand what a fire does to a person who has to go through it and they can easily relate that to a dog,” Hecklinski shared to Fox 9.
Oliver plans to give her the best life and hopes her story can help other burn victims. We wish you a long and happy life, Lexi!
Olive is no different. In fact, whenever her owner Josh Gottsegen even mentions her favorite foods, she can’t stop herself from smacking her lips in delicious anticipation. Josh, who is a children’s book author, recently shared a video of Olive’s reaction when he starts listing off her favorite dishes, and it’s just too cute for words.
Josh shared his video of himself “talking about food” with Olive along with the caption, “When listing my dog Olive’s (Labrador) favorite foods in the entire world, she seemed to be imagining a 5-star buffet.”
It’s true! Off-camera, Josh begins to list off a few yummy food options from pizza to burritos — and everything cheesy and delicious in between. Olive’s tongue immediately begins to work as she listens attentively to the litany of deep-fried goodness.
Olive’s eyes remain fixed on Josh as she imagines all of the yummy goodness he’s mentioning. Then, Josh abruptly switches gears and starts listing off a few foods that Olive is not really into; specifically, broccoli, peas, salad, and Brussels sprouts.
As soon as he mentions anything green, Olive’s tongue stops working and she gives him what can only be described as a deadpan stare.
Nope, she’s definitely not a fan of green vegetables! Olive just gives Josh that hard stare until he starts listing off more junk food, then it’s time for more “mlems!”
We’re not sure how Josh trained Olive to perform this funny trick, but we’re sure that her overall fondness for good grub played a part! When it comes to enjoying all of the finer foods in life, all we can say is “same, girl, same.”
Watch Olive daydreaming about good food in the video below, and be sure to share to make someone smile today.