In California, a park ranger named Katharine Fielding adopted a Pitbull named Panda from a dog rescue organization called South County Tail Waggers. Panda was scared and emotionally exhausted when Katharine picked him up.
As soon as they arrived home, he curled up and slept for one whole day.
Panda had gone through an ordeal. He used to be a bait dog in fighting rings. Then he was taken from a high-kill shelter mere hours before his scheduled euthanasia. When he was rescued from that fate, he thought he finally found a family who would take care of him.
However, they kept him locked in a garage for two months. His physical and emotional health declined. South County Tail Waggers intervened and found Katharine, who was more than willing to adopt him.
Katharine renamed him Bubby. She let him roam freely in the national park. Bubby was totally engaged with his surroundings which were all so new to him. He was trotting happily and smiling on their way back home.
After a few weeks, Bubby became a completely different dog. He opened up, and Katharine discovered that he loved people and other dogs. He liked the outdoors.
Bubby started to become cuddly. He liked to be where Katharine and her boyfriend, Cody, were. When one or both of them were in the hammock, he would try to get in, too.
Katharine knew that Bubby had never experienced good things in life before he got adopted. Hence, they took him on road trips. Bubby saw the redwood trees in Northern California and experienced the beach. They took him camping, too.
Bubby was in a stage of wonder and discovery. Katharine and Cody were constantly talking about where they would take him next. They wanted to make sure that he would get a good life and fun memories because he deserved it.
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