One evening as Jen Edmondson was leaving her home, she noticed something peeping out from the bushes below her mailbox.
Edmondson looked up and saw a pair of compassionate, ebony eyes looking up at her. A large, white dog needed assistance after being abandoned. Edmondson understood what she needed to do right away.
“When I realized he was in dire need of help, my heart took over,” Edmondson told The Dodo.
She took a video of the stray dog and posted it to a community Facebook page, inquiring if anyone might’ve lost their pet. She then hurried home to grab food and water for the parched pup and waited for responses to her post.
It turns out, many had seen the dog around town, but no one knew where he lived. It appeared as though he had no home at all.
A nearby veterinarian advised Edmondson to adopt the puppy from a rescue organization like Columbus Rescue Dogs.
Edmondson wasn’t sure if she had the time or finances to care for another pet because she already had a senior dog at home. But she took a chance, and soon the rescued dog was curled up on the cold garage floor, delighted to have received the attention and love he so desperately needed.
Edmondson named her new foster Gibbous, because the night he was found, a beautiful waxing gibbous moon shone in the sky. Gibbous has become a dependable, comforting constant in Edmondson’s life — much like the waxing and waning of the moon.
“He is the most loving, gentle, sweet dog I think I have ever met,” Edmondson said. “He enjoys treats (of course) and loves to run after the ATV.”
Edmondson still isn’t sure if she’ll legally adopt Gibbous, but she’s enjoying every second of discovering everything there is to know about him.
He makes his own decisions about whether or not to comply with your requests, according to Edmondson. You can tell he’s a gentle giant by gazing into his wide, expressive brown eyes that he is just an utter sweetie.
Gibbous is also enjoying every second since he has a roof over his head and lots of Edmondson’s love and devotion.