I was riding along - nothing better to do- with someone while they went to a clients' house. I stayed in the truck parked by the back yard while he went to the front of the house to talk to said client.
I noticed an unaltered male Cane Corso in the yard. He was nearly furless and his eyes were totally covered by pus/gunk and he couldn't see worth a crap, when I called to him he whipped his head all around, even though I was right there.
He looked right on the verge of being too thin, like you could vaguely see hips with no muscle mass and certainly no fat. Like an ill dog. And he seems pretty darn young, judging by his movement.
It was also pretty cold, under 40F. He was shivering so hard his drool strings were trembling. I was there for about 20 minutes and the owner came out the back and switched dogs out, that sick one nearly took the door down to get inside - I
was cold in my heavy winter jacket, the wind was still chilling - and a another mastiff, a female, came out. Fat, and full coat.
Person I rode with would not let me get the house number and for the life of me I can't remember the street name. I've been on google maps for over an hour looking at the houses, but I think it's pretty outdated.
This could very well be a guy who's rescued this poor dog.. But I doubt it. Or he might have the gunk wiped off of his eyes so he could see at least and not let him sit on the porch shivering like a popsicle for nearly a half hour, and the guy might know what kind of dog it is - apparently my ride asked what the dogs were and the guy responded "Man, I don't know. They're dogs"
Maybe he's a breeder, that would explain why he doesn't care of the condition his stud is in, he's not trying to sell him.
I just can't get this poor fellow out of my head. I just want to talk to the owner and get the story. I would offer to buy the dog if he really doesn't care, I just can't find the darn house!
The dog had reddish fur, everything else is skin.