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Disabled rescue dog barks ‘hurry up’ at owner every day when it’s food time
September 13, 2020
An adorable dog who came close to starvation before being rescued now has the cutest daily routine when she is fed.
Sarah, an Anatolian Shepherd/Great Pyrenees mix, was partially paralysed and nearly starved to death when she was rescued.
But her life soon turned around when she was taken in by Jourie Durand, from Detroit, Michigan, US.
And footage shared to her dedicated Instagram channel @superstarsarah2019 shows she is now happier than ever.
The clip shows Sarah’s heartwarming daily routine when it’s food time.
She wiggles her entire body in excitement before howling as if to tell Jourie to “hurry up”.
The video has already been seen more than 43,000 times since it was posted four days ago.
In the caption, Jourie explained she has the routine with Sarah “every morning and evening” and she “talks” impatiently the entire time.
The dog owner has since spoken exclusively to Daily Star Online about the clip and her lovable pooch.
“I definitely think she's trying to tell me to hurry up,” she said.
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“She's very expressive and vocal, and she will stop talking only once she gets what she wants.”
When Sarah was rescued, she was in a heartbreaking state.
As well as barely being fed, infections had been left untreated. Among them was neospara – which attacks the brain and spinal cord and leads to paralysis and even death.
“Luckily, we were able to reverse some of the damage with treatment and physical therapy, but unfortunately some is permanent which means her motor skills/coordination will always be a little off,” Jourie told this site.
“She's not in pain, just a bit wobbly, and her neurologist is very happy with her progress thus far.”
But her struggles have made her enjoy everything to the full.
“She kinda just treats everyday events like they're something thrilling and exciting,” her owner added.
“Every day when I come home from work, she's just bouncing off the walls she's so excited to see me!
“Now, I've come home every day for almost 2 years now but it's a huge deal to her Every. Single. Day.”