The discovery of Thor, a golden-brown dog in Sao Paulo, Brazil, impaled with hundreds of porcupine quills left his owner in shock. The images of Thor were striking, with a yellow quill-studded snout, forehead, nose, ears, paws, and legs.
In a heartwarming turn of events, Adriano Bertolino, an unemployed individual, came up with a unique initiative to raise funds for Thor’s veterinary care. He offered interpretation services in exchange for financial support. Dr. Jose Roberto Apolari, a local councilman, saw the plea for help and stepped in, not only transporting Thor to a clinic but also contributing to the associated costs.
It was revealed that Thor, a three-year-old dog, had faced a similar porcupine encounter a year prior, resulting in severe injuries. Bertolino reached out for urgent assistance upon discovering Thor’s predicament, expressing concern for his beloved pet’s recovery. He recounted his experience, stating, “This morning, I woke up to find my dog in a concerning condition and tweeted about it. I asked if there was a clinic or veterinarian nearby who could help, but I was worried about the cost. Fortunately, Dr. Jose Roberto Apolari, a councilman, noticed my request for assistance and offered to help me out.”
Adriano took to Facebook to express his gratitude, thanking Dr. Apolari for being an angel in Thor’s life, especially when he couldn’t afford a private veterinarian. With the additional challenge of being unemployed and caring for four children at home, Adriano emphasized the council’s invaluable support in getting Thor the care he needed.
As for the porcupine involved in the altercation with Thor, there were no immediate updates on its condition.
Now, let’s shift gears to meet Fronky, a Bull Mastiff, who enjoys a heartwarming daily routine. Every morning, Fronky eagerly waits by the door, hoping for a chance to go outside. Once in the yard, he sits patiently, eagerly awaiting the arrival of his dearest friend, Shaun, a mailwoman. Their bond dates back to Fronky’s early puppyhood at just seven weeks old, and it’s a connection that has grown unbreakable.
Eileen, Fronky’s owner, shared that when Shaun arrives to deliver packages from her truck, Fronky’s tail wags so vigorously that it looks like it might detach. Occasionally, Fronky’s excitement can become restless if Shaun takes a bit longer to arrive. Despite growing into a massive 180-pound dog capable of leaping over the fence, Fronky remains well-behaved, respecting his boundaries. Shaun showers him with love and affection. Eileen mentioned that Shaun had a chocolate Labrador who passed away, and Fronky may be providing her with the puppy cuddles she sorely misses.
Eileen highlighted how spending time with Fronky during her breaks benefits her greatly. Shaun’s bond with Fronky goes beyond the call of duty, as she often visits him on her days off. Eileen described Shaun as an integral part of their family, eagerly anticipating her daily visits. Fronky can’t contain his excitement when he hears Shaun’s voice.
While Bullmastiffs are typically reserved around strangers, Fronky’s fondness for Shaun is an exception. Their extraordinary bond is a testament to the gentle and affectionate nature of Bullmastiffs within their families. Fronky considers Shaun a part of his family, which explains the special connection they share. Eileen is delighted by the mutual love between Fronky and Shaun, eagerly looking forward to their time together.
Fronky, this lovable giant of a dog, is fortunate to have such a cherished companion. For those interested in witnessing more of Fronky’s delightful antics, there are additional images and videos available on his Instagram page.