Love is blind – and nobody knows this better than Rusty Fickes. His dog Lucky can only be described as unique: she’s missing most of the skin from her face, has no eyelids, and her teeth protrude at odd angles, likely due to a side effect of medications used to treat her when she was found.
The Corpus Christi, TX man has shared a home with Lucky for more than a decade since finding her in a ditch on the side of the road near death, covered in ants and starving. When he brought her to a local vet they urged him to let her go, reminding him that not every dog can be saved. Rusty ignored that advice, and the resulting tale of friendship, loyalty and compassion is nothing short of inspirational.
“Every dog deserves a chance,” he said.