In January, Abbey Boyd gave Ted, the rescue doggie in the picture below, some cheese-flavored bacon. Abbey who was doing a volunteer shift at NWT SPCA, the shelter where Ted had been relinquished the day before, felt a connection with this beautiful dog, and he immediately let her approach him. In fact, Abbey was the only person to get close to Ted.
When Ted was first surrendered, he would refuse to go for a walk, eat, interact both with humans and other animals, and he was just sitting quietly in his own corner, afraid and confused.
After this, Abbey Boyd just left the shelter and went home, feeling satisfied with the progress Ted had made because of her. “I had next to no contact with Ted during my shift at the SPCA. I left and went home,” she says.
The next morning, Abbey went back to her everyday routine. She woke up at 3 a.m. to get ready for her job at the airport, did her shift and went back home where a surprise was waiting for her. And yes, you guessed it right, it was Ted waiting for her right next to her house.
“I realized that it had to be Ted. He showed up at my house, out of how many people who live here? All the dogs. All the smells. He chose my house. Where I am,” she said.
Until today, nobody knows how Ted managed to find Abbey’s house since she lives in another part of the city, but it doesn’t matter. Because, today, Abbey and Ted are a happy, newly-formed family with many, joyful years ahead of them.