POLK COUNTY, Fla. - You'd never know by talking to Micki Pickren that she has a bullet lodged in her head.
And you can't tell by looking at her that she shot in the head three times at point-blank range.
By many accounts, the 52-year-old is a walking miracle.
Polk County deputies say Pickren's boyfriend, Randall Scott Miller, 44, shot her in the head April 16 in an Auburndale orange grove.
"After he shot me the first time, he said, 'Now look what you made me do,'" recalled Micki while choking back tears.
Family members told ABC Action News that Miller pulled his white pickup truck over, and without warning, pulled a gun on Pickren.
As Pickren was shot, she never let go of her toy poodle Bella, said sister Debbie Pickren.
According to Debbie, Miller drove three miles away to a post office and left her sister for dead. Two women came across Pickren bleeding and still clutching her dog.
The women called 911.
She spent several days in the hospital, then returned home, where she is still recovering.
"I just want to know why he did it," Micki said.
Micki told ABC Action News there was a history of domestic violence in the relationship but she never thought the violence would escalate this much.
Authorities apprehended Miller on April 19 in Carrollton, Georgia, which is about 50 miles west of Atlanta.
He is now facing attempted murder and kidnapping charges.