Even the biggest of the people have a soft spot in their hearts but sometimes it takes a little something special for them to show their soft side or to embrace it fully. The same was the case for the man named Bobby Humphreys who never imagined for a thing like having a little dog as his pet. The man is a competitive bodybuilder who lives in Maryland. He spends most of his time inside the confines of a gym and the rest of it to work as the man laying the hardwood floors. He was the kind of man who would be with Rottweiler for pets.
In fact, the man with his wife, to whom he had been married for nearly 17 years, owned 3 of these dogs. Humphreys was in love with the regal look of the particular dog breed.
Humphreys says, “in my family, it is very well known that I had always loved animals and especially the big dogs, even if my home had small dogs living in them which were raised by my grandmother, I was still a guy who like dog dogs. Rottweiler was the choice for me when it came to a dog; the 120-pound lap dog was the one for me.”
He continues, “I actually used to make fun of my some close friends who had girlfriends who owned little dogs and I often laughed when I saw these girls carrying them. Looking back in the past, it was very immature of me.”
But the story of Humphreys took a turn for better back on the 2016’s New Year’s Eve when his wife left him. One week later, he suffered from an injury at the gym which led to him undergoing reconstructive surgery.
With no one beside him to rely on, he started to fell into a deep depression.
Humphreys says, “I am a really sensitive person form inside and my wife not being by my side, I felt lost. I started to drink heavily for the purpose of numbing the pain instead of doing it socially.”
As the arm of Humphreys started to heal, he decided it was high time to get his life in order but the depression proved to be a stronger enemy for him than he had expected. It seemed like there was no way out for him form this damaging lifestyle until one day a friend named Constance Rogers came to him with a very strange request. Humphreys says, “She messaged me saying, would you mind, if Lady stays with you for a few days.”
Humphreys knew about Lady, who was a Chihuahua dog and was a pet of Rogers but Humphreys wanted nothing to do with that dog.
Still, he wanted to take repay the kindness of his friend who had helped him through his darkest days and agrees for offering his help to take care of Lady.
One day, when Humphreys came back from outside, he saw Lady sitting in her kennel which had been placed in front of his TV.
After 15 minutes Humphreys decided to let the dog out of the kennel and when Constance came back after 2 hours to check up on Lady, she was surprised that Lady was lying in Bobby’s lap.
Humphreys said, “She not only changed my opinion about little dogs but my whole life. She gave me back my self-respect and my dignity. She made me feel that I was not a bad person to begin with.
Lady previously had been known to be a biter and no one could get close to her. Within 2 hours, she and Humphreys made a bond of love and since then have been inseparable.
There were times in Humphreys life when he was not willing to get out of work out of depression. Humphreys said, “I felt pathetic and the only thing that kept me going during that time was the time I was spending with Lady. It sounds weird and a little sad but that is what healed me.
Humphreys knew well that lady could not be with him forever so he began to look for his own Lady. This was when he found Kira, which was a 1-year old Chihuahua that had issues for food depression.
Kira was chocolaty and tan-colored and Humphreys found her on Craigslist. He was saddened to see how people got rid of the dogs easily on the internet and never cared what happened to them
Then came another Chihuahua dog named Harley with her sister named Quinn.
Humphreys continues, “When I found Harley, she was only about 6 months old. She mentioned to me so much about Lady and I knew that I have to have her.”
Humphreys knew there was something wrong with Harley but he did not know what it was. “When I was about to get them from their previous owners, their daughter slipped up and told me that both of them were results of inbreeding. My thoughts about those dogs were that these dogs were so ugly, no wonder that anyone is not willing to buy them. But still, I knew it in my heart that I definitely want to have them.”
Pretty soon everybody knew about Humphreys and his love to help little dogs. People came to him with a request to help them with a hoarding case or a shut-in one or even the bait dog. He never turned them away and instead motivated him more to help them.
Humphreys says, “I promised myself that they would never ever feel the pain of being abandoned and getting neglected.”
Eventually, his love started to become a sanctuary for all the dogs that no one would want as Humphreys showed these dogs how special they were.
Humphreys says, “Once I have earned the respect and formed a bond with a dog, I was obligated to help it and the only way it could leave me was if he could find someone who could love him more than I would.”
“As for the rest of these dogs, they would stay here without any difference or a condition. I will accept their oddities as their uniqueness and beauty and will make sure that they never have to worry about any cruel thing to be done to them.”