Lauren calls herself a crazy dog lady for a reason. We've already had her furkids on the blog here, both for feature stories and photo shares.
We've had Marco and Caesar, and our Caesar story prompted a fan to recognize the litter of puppies and share her story of Kane, who was Caesar's littermate and came from the same shelter.
However, today's dog is Lilly, or as Lauren likes to call her sometimes, Lilligans.
However, they are not supposed to take "bully breeds" (do not get me started) so Lilly was being fostered by one of their board members.
Lauren sent the picture to her husband David, who had always wanted a mastiff because he had one as a child. She expected to get some sense talked into her, a gentle reminder than they already had four dogs or some logical thing like that.
She also knows she had a choker chain that had to be cut off her neck with bolt cutters.
She was neglected and underfed, unvetted, and unloved. She has scars all over her face from something, Lauren doesn't know what.
However, on May 4, 2013, David and Caesar went to pick up Lilly and introduce her to her new life, filled with love and attention and steak scraps she splits with her brothers. Lauren developed a friendship with Lilly's foster mom too, so everybody really came out a winner in this story.
Speaking of kicking, when she runs in her sleep Lauren and David wake up with bruised ribs.
She does not love men in ballcaps, but given her past who knows why that may be?
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