An older man approached the two of them and informed Teasdale that the dog had been tied up for over two hours. A couple of other girls had also spotted the abandoned pup and were on their way to bring her food, but didn't plan on taking her in.
Teasdale looked down at the pup and heard the echos of her mother telling her, "Don't." But, despite this advice, she decided she had to bring this dog home with her.
The pup continued to shower Teasdale with kisses, so she decided to call her Bisoux (French for kisses), or Little B for short.
One of the girls who brought food for the pit bull happened to work at a pet store, and provided Teasdale with a crate, shampoo, food and all she would need to look after this dog for a few days while she tried to find her a permanent and loving home.
"I started to feel this pull in my gut that I'd signed on for way too much," Teasdale told The Dodo. "But there was this little puppy looking up at me and jumping on my leg for attention that made all that go away."
Little B was in poor physical condition, but what she needed most was affection. She had clearly been neglected and, like any other living thing, just wanted to be held. Teasdale got to work on providing the pup with the nourishment she desperately sought.
The first thing Teasdale did was give Little B a bath. She was an unnatural yellow color, and her nails were completely black and looked as though they had never been clipped. She was clearly malnourished, her ribs jutting out through her skin and fur.
The pooch trusted Teasdale right away, never acting aggressive or fearful as she allowed herself to be taken care of. She seemed grateful for and aware of the generous love Teasdale was giving her.
"She was amazing. Not scared at all, excited to meet new people and desperate for affection," Teasdale said. "She really did hug me, pressing her body against mine. I knew I couldn't leave her in a situation where she could be abused again."
That night Little B snuggled up to Teasdale and fell asleep in her lap with her head resting on Teasdale's chest.
"I started to cry. For me, and for most animals and humans, sleep is the ultimate vulnerability," Teasdale said. "This dog falling asleep, not just next to me but snuggled into me, showed that she trusted me. I couldn't stop thinking about what had happened to her and what could happen to her in the future."