Wesley White was out kayaking off the coast of Belize when he noticed an animal near a fishing shack on a remote island. To his surprise he found a starving puppy. The dog was skin and bones but very friendly. He called out for people but no one was around. Wesley had no idea how the dog ended up on the deserted island, but he knew he had to save the pup.
But Wesley faced a challenge. He related to the Dodo that he only had 36 hours until he was to leave Belize. He wondered if he would be able to get the help he needed to save the puppy in time.
As soon as he arrived back at the hotel people pitched in to help, getting cans of dog food and the bartender called friends to find a vet. Wesley brought his rescue, now named Winston, to the mainland to visit the vet but he could only stay for a very short time.
The veterinarian, Dr. Mia, kept in contact with Wesley and let him know Wesley would recover but that he needed to find a foster. Thankfully, he was able to arrange one through the Humane Society of Belize. Foster caregiver Melanie took Winston in and over two months kept Wesley updated on Winston’s progress, showing him growing and becoming stronger. Finally, it came time for Wesley to board a plane destined for Dallas.
But Wesley and Winston’s reunion was still a little way off. Wesley had to make the drive in the middle of January from from Montana to Dallas. And Wesley wondered, would Winston recognize him?