A young woman met the love of her life- a tiny baby dog while vacationing in Bali, Indonesia.
Taylor was in Bali, Indonesia on vacation when she saw the little pup on the side of the road. On further investigating, she discovered that it was homeless and hungry. “She came right to me and I picked her up. I didn’t plan on taking her home with me by any means,” said Taylor.
Taylor was scheduled to leave for Golden, Colorado in five days, but she could not leave the helpless animal behind. So she carried the dog back to her bungalow in a backpack and after feeding the dog, they quickly became best friends.
She kept the dog with her for a few days wanting to find a permanent home for it once it was time for her to return back to the States. Yet within hours of their first meeting the dog became sick, displaying neurological symptoms that rendered her helpless.
A local vet confirmed that the dog had severe anemia and some sort of tick-born illness. The vet told her that she would survive only if she got the right care, which could take months.
Taylor decided to spend her life helping the dog, who she named Stevie Ticks and arranged for a local caretaker to watch Stevie for a few weeks while she flew home to arrange for a longer trip to Indonesia. “It made me realize how much I love her and I didn’t want to give up on her,” said Taylor of seeing the dog weakened by illness.
Once Taylor returned to Bali, the healing truly began for them both as she ended up staying in the country for 3 extra months until Stevie was healthy enough to go to the U.S.
It took a lot of time and effort to fly Stevie home as dogs are not allowed to be flown in or out of Bali, so Taylor had to arrange for a separate company to transport the dog from Bali to Jakarta.
Taylor then was then able to have a joyful reunion with the pup before making the final leg of their journey to Colorado.
Now Stevie has been living her best life with Taylor in the United States and has fully recovered from her illness and loves spending her day by Taylor’s side and taking long hikes. Taylor gets covered in puppy kisses as soon as she gets home from outside, what a beautiful story of genuine love and care.