Bean had a rough start in life. The little animal was severely malnourished, weighing just two pounds, when she was thrown from a car window and left for dead. Thankfully, Alesha Brandt’s daughter saw the whole thing happen and came to the rescue of the tiny creature.
The itty bitty animal looked just like an oddly shaped bat, with large, leathery ears and an adorable face. But they soon discovered that she was actually a tiny dog!
That was eleven years ago, and though the family initially wondered if Been (or, as she’s also known, “Meeps”) would even make it through the night, the little Brussels Griffon is thriving in her forever home. Though she’s missing an eardrum, a leg, and an eye (which had to be removed after it was badly damaged from her former treatment), Bean is as happy as a dog can be, though her bat-like appearance has never changed. Whether she looks more like a dog or a bat is irrelevant — this little critter is as cute as can be!
Take a look at some of our favorite photos of Bean below: