She was tied to a tree when she was five months old, and her owners had keyed somebody’s car. The people who got their car keyed came back to retaliate, realized they didn’t have a car but there was a dog tied to the tree. So they cut the dog up with a machete. Somebody across the street, three days later, called animal services and was like, “there’s an injured or maybe dead dog tied to a tree.” So animal services came, they got the dog, took her to the pound. They asked the owners if they cut the dog up and they said no, it was this person down the street. So they went to the guy’s house, and knocked on the door and said, “We have it under good authority that you cut the dog up,” and he was like, “Goddamn right I did. They fuckin’ keyed my car and blah blah,” so they arrested him right there. As the new owner, I had to go to court and show pictures of her injuries. So I saw the guy; I was like eight feet away from him and I’ve never wanted to violate a human being more severely in my life. But she’s one hundred percent bulletproof now. When I went to the pound, her cage was open, and there were two girls and a guy, and when I walked up, she walked out, and if I saw this in a Disney film, I would call bullshit! She walked out of the cage, walked up to me, turned around and sat on my feet. And one of the girls standing there said to me, “You must be her foster dad!” And I looked at the girl and I was like, “I have never seen this chick in my life!” And she’s like, “Oh my god, you gotta take her.” She was right; I had to take her. But I was a little skeptical – she was so injured. I didn’t want to fall in love with her and have her die. As soon as I took her home, literally, she got healthy by the minute. In a month she was a completely changed dog. On the steps of the pound, right outside there’s a Winchell’s donuts. So I got her two sausage-filled kolaches, and I got myself two glazed buttermilk donuts. She wouldn’t touch the sausage. It was the most bizarre thing in the world, a dog not eating sausage, but she gobbled down the glazed donut! She’s weird! So I named her Donut right there.