Here’s a beautiful story from The Advocate about a Louisiana woman named Stacey Roberts who just couldn’t get a stray dog out of her mind:
Bud Dee (pronounced “Buddy”) was skinny, timid and seemingly desperate for love — a challenge Roberts, 46, approached with a tender heart, hours of one-sided conversation and hundreds of pounds of dog food.
Normally she’d leave bowls of food and water by an oak tree off U.S 190, near La. 415 and northwest of Port Allen. It wasn’t until she drove away that she’d see Bud Dee — a nearly 70-pound, light brown mutt with white toes and a hint of Great Dane in his appearance — trot up to the food and feast.
After this went on for too long, Roberts knew she had to do something about it.