Brianna, a foster worker with the animal rescue group Wags and Walks, immediately decided to foster a rescue Pittie puppy named Opal the moment she laid eyes on it. She didn’t know much about the puppy but she assumed it was a stray that got into a nasty accident. No matter what the case was, she was determined to help Opal get back in perfect shape.
After her jaw surgery, Opal needed to wear a muzzle and an E collar to keep her from hurting herself more. She didn’t like them, but she seemed to understand that she needed them to recover faster.
When Opal first arrived in her foster home, she had to be in isolation, not because she was contagious or anything, but because she wasn’t well enough to play with her foster brother Duke. But the moment she met him, she was so eager to wrestle with him, and he felt the same way.
For three days, Duke and Opal interacted with one another with a plastic barrier between them. Other times, she would be inside her crate while he sat outside. It wasn’t ideal but it was necessary to ensure her smooth recovery.
Before long, Opal’s vet said she could get rid of the muzzle and the E collar. At last, she was free from all the things that restricted her movement, and she was happy. But what made her feel more delighted was when she was finally able to spend time with Duke without any barricades.
Duke and Opal hang out and played for the first time. Later on, they cuddled and took a nap on the same bed. They were all over each other the entire time.
As days went by, Duke and Opal grew closer to one another. They spent time at the park, played in their yard the whole afternoon, and snoozed once they were both exhausted. They did everything together and they refused to be away from each other even for one second.
With Opal around, Duke has become more active, prudent, and affectionate. It was a huge change that Brianna did not expect and she knew that she couldn’t separate the two of them. So, she decided to let Opal stay with them for good.