Nestled amidst a cluster of trees, Steppy caught Mackenzie’s eye for the first time. This stray dog appeared gaunt, with a pitifully sparse coat. However, after just a few weeks of Mackenzie’s devoted attention, Steppy realized that she had discovered her kindred spirit. The warmth of affectionate words such as “I love you” stirred her heart more than any meal could, and she eagerly sought cuddles and companionship.
Yet, Mackenzie’s heart ached with sorrow, for she knew that she couldn’t bring Steppy to her home in Antigua due to the restrictions on having dogs. Every time Mackenzie departed after visiting Steppy, the loyal dog would trail behind her car, yearning to stay by her side.
Determined to find a solution that wouldn’t sever their newfound bond, Mackenzie turned to two trustworthy individuals for assistance: her parents. Aware of their unwavering support and understanding, she sought their guidance, hoping for a way to keep Steppy in her life.