Getting adopted into a permanent and loving home is probably the greatest dream for dogs in rescue shelters. From the many stories of dog adoption, you can see the changes not only in the dog’s physical condition but also in their aura. From being anxious and aloof, they turn into happy and loving members of the family.
The story of Mowgli is a testament to that. His owner, a Reddit user, named rachelfromearth, said she brought home Mowgli a couple of years ago. The dog was miserable and in poor physical condition. Mowgli was adopted from Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue center, but not much is known about his past. Rachel had some pretty grim theories.
But, instead of dwelling on Mowgli’s sad past, she nursed the dog back to being a lively and happy one. The pup blossomed into the best version of himself, and Rachel was just pleased that he opened up to her. He is even participating in Rachel’s fur art photo sessions.
The idea started in December of 2018. One day, after grooming Mowgli, Rachel collected all the furs that the pup has shed and took photos of the pile. She first formed a collection of dog hair into a thought bubble beside Mowgli. She posted the photo on Instagram, and the rest is history.
Rachel and Mowgli have now posted many other photos with the piles of fur. One picture is depicting the dog with wings while another seems to be Mowgli swimming with some fish. There is also a photo of the adorable pup looking like the Easter bunny. One that many find amusing is Mowgli posing as a Viking – complete with sword and braided hair (made of fur, of course).
The activity became a fun challenge for Rachel. Every grooming session, she will think of what art to depict using the pile of Mowgli’s fur. But, this is not purely for fun and amusement. Rachel’s real motivation behind the art is to make people realize that adopting rescue dogs might be one of the greatest things that can happen to both people and dogs. She wants people to understand that with enough love and care, even the most downtrodden dog will transform into a lovely pet.
Rachel and Mowgli are also encouraging people to donate any amount they can to the Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue center. The majority of animals in their care are animals rescued from high volume and high kill shelters around Texas.
You can check out rachelfromearth and her post about this fun art on Reddit.