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Abused Dog Is Terrified Of Everyone Except This Baby, And Their Pics Are The Sweetest Thing Ever
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Abused Dog Is Terrified Of Everyone Except This Baby, And Their Pics Are The Sweetest Thing Ever

Everybody needs someone to love. Nora’s previous owners had abused the pup to the point where she’s now scared to death of every living being – except one toddler. “We got our girl Nora, an English Pointer, from a rescue shelter seven years ago prior to having kids,” her owner Elizabeth told Bored Panda. “Despite having come from an abusive situation her sweet and gentle nature shone through and we knew with certainty she would be a wonderful family dog when the time came. She absolutely did not disappoint!”

Elizabeth’s family is definitely on the bigger side. She and her husband have 3 kids, 3 rescue cats, 3 rescue dogs. Aside from being in love with the number 3, Elizabeth adores the relationship between her son Archie and their pup Nora. “Archie is an extremely laid-back, happy, good-natured baby and all the animals seem to really respond to that, particularly Nora,” Spence told the Dodo. “She came from an abusive background and is afraid of almost everything. Not Archie, though. She absolutely adores him!”

The duo is inseparable. “If Archie is having a bath, Nora is lying on the bath mat waiting for him to get out. If I’m nursing him she wants up on my lap, too.” Luckily, she documents their incredible bond and shares it on Instagram where nearly 100,000 people are following the heartwarming friendship.

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When Elizabeth Spence adopted Nora, the woman noticed she was not like their other pets

Previous owners abused Nora so much, they left her traumatized

The poor English Pointer was terrified of everyone

Until Elizabeth had her son, Archie

“Archie is an extremely laid-back, happy, good-natured baby and all the animals seem to really respond to that, particularly Nora”

“She came from an abusive background and is afraid of almost everything. Not Archie, though. She absolutely adores him”

The duo is absolutely inseparable

“If Archie is having a bath, Nora is lying on the bath mat waiting for him to get out”

“If I’m nursing him she wants up on my lap, too”

“If he’s going through my cupboards throwing all the dishes on the floor, she’ll be there cheering him on”

They even became the best sleeping buddies

“We taught the kids from a very young age to respect the dogs and to treat them well”

“The dogs trust and love the kids very much and are quite comfortable hanging out with them in any manner”

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Katie Smith
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can't bear the thought of animals being mistreated or abused. Children and dogs are such a wonderful combination.

EleanorMurray
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5 years ago

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I'm making $85 an hour working from home. I was shocked when my neighbour told me she was averaging $120 but I see how it works now. I feel so much freedom now that I'm my own boss. This is what I do... http://cutt.us/hmRpX

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Talia Johnson
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There certainly does seem to be a lovely bond between the two of them. I'll probably get shouted down, but the doctor in me does feel very anxious seeing a baby's face so close to any dog's face. I encourage my kids never to put their face next to a dog, even ours who know and love them - my son got bitten on the face by a friend's dog who was otherwise sweet and had never bitten anyone before. But I'm all for rescue dogs - ours is also scared of people but loves our kids.

Fifine Brightman
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Most people who get bitten in the face by dogs are not in the dogs "pack". When dogs love and respect the family members, serious biting behavior should be nil (and I can't speak to when a dog is sick). Dogs recognize when a family member is frail or infirm or an infant. They recognize other animals as members of their "pack". When dogs are well adjusted family members, they can be trusted. However, I must say that as a dog owner it rests upon you to foster the relationship of that dog within your family. In my home, I have no doubt that my dogs recognize myself and other family members as the alphas. What this means is that they respect our home, our personal items and our food. Having said all of the above, I must once again state that all responsibility rests with the dog owner to know their pet(s). I would never let a stranger hug my dogs around the neck or put their faces close to my dogs faces, those are things we do only with our dogs, without worry, as pack leaders.

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Adriana E. Henricy
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is Nora the dog with lots of freckles on her ears, or the one that almost had no freckles? because there are two dogs there. Still cute as heck, wonder how they make them sleep arranged like that.

Joe Reaves
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The darker freckles all appear when the kid is younger. I wonder if they're fading as the dog ages. I know my dog went grey as he aged so that might explain it. They obviously do have two similar dogs but it seems odd that the owner wouldn't know which one they were photographing. That said I saw a bichon on my groomer's FB the other day and was like oh that's my baby! Before noticing that the one in the photo had one more leg than my little tripod does.

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Katie Smith
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can't bear the thought of animals being mistreated or abused. Children and dogs are such a wonderful combination.

EleanorMurray
Community Member
5 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

I'm making $85 an hour working from home. I was shocked when my neighbour told me she was averaging $120 but I see how it works now. I feel so much freedom now that I'm my own boss. This is what I do... http://cutt.us/hmRpX

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Talia Johnson
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There certainly does seem to be a lovely bond between the two of them. I'll probably get shouted down, but the doctor in me does feel very anxious seeing a baby's face so close to any dog's face. I encourage my kids never to put their face next to a dog, even ours who know and love them - my son got bitten on the face by a friend's dog who was otherwise sweet and had never bitten anyone before. But I'm all for rescue dogs - ours is also scared of people but loves our kids.

Fifine Brightman
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Most people who get bitten in the face by dogs are not in the dogs "pack". When dogs love and respect the family members, serious biting behavior should be nil (and I can't speak to when a dog is sick). Dogs recognize when a family member is frail or infirm or an infant. They recognize other animals as members of their "pack". When dogs are well adjusted family members, they can be trusted. However, I must say that as a dog owner it rests upon you to foster the relationship of that dog within your family. In my home, I have no doubt that my dogs recognize myself and other family members as the alphas. What this means is that they respect our home, our personal items and our food. Having said all of the above, I must once again state that all responsibility rests with the dog owner to know their pet(s). I would never let a stranger hug my dogs around the neck or put their faces close to my dogs faces, those are things we do only with our dogs, without worry, as pack leaders.

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Adriana E. Henricy
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is Nora the dog with lots of freckles on her ears, or the one that almost had no freckles? because there are two dogs there. Still cute as heck, wonder how they make them sleep arranged like that.

Joe Reaves
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The darker freckles all appear when the kid is younger. I wonder if they're fading as the dog ages. I know my dog went grey as he aged so that might explain it. They obviously do have two similar dogs but it seems odd that the owner wouldn't know which one they were photographing. That said I saw a bichon on my groomer's FB the other day and was like oh that's my baby! Before noticing that the one in the photo had one more leg than my little tripod does.

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