We could see the face of the little puppy peeking out the moment we opened it.
It was as if she anticipated our arrival to help her unlock it; she was standing there, waiting.
Plus, she showed no signs of fear. According to McMahon, a petty officer 2nd class, who spoke to The Associated Press on Friday,
the woman appeared happiest of all since she was finally out of that dark place and in the care of those who would look after her.
The dog, who became known as "Connie the container dog" by the Coast Guard,
had been confined inside for a minimum of eight days without access to water or food.
According to McMahon, she was "definitely pretty skinny" and a bit unclean.