Friday, October 22, 2010

Not about cats, about a dog ..........

For those of you who are tired of hearing about my cats, today I will post about a dog. This is a young dog - still just a puppy. It is very, very thin and very, very hungry. It is hard for it to stand or walk (I think it must have been hit by a car.) It had made a bed in the field beside my house and was curled up - hungry, sore, and alone. Around noon today Hubby saw it and asked me if that was Maggie over by the fence. I could tell it was too big, so I walked out to check and found this sweet little dog.

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I talked softly to it and tried to check it's condition without scaring it. It would stand and put a little weight on the hurt leg, so I hope that means nothing is broken, just bruised and sore. I got several hamburger buns and fed it. It gobbled them down quickly. I went to town this afternoon and got a bag of Puppy Chow and have fed it two bowls and took it a bucket of water. It has perked up and is beginning to think I can be trusted.

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I haven't checked to see if it is a he or a she - that's why it is an it. I'll let it rest tonight and will check first thing in the morning to see if it is still there. I'm sure it will be and I'm sure we now have a dog. Neither Hubby nor I can ignore a hungry and homeless animal.

I'm sure this is the dog we are meant to have. When we lost Black Jack in January 2006 and Charlie in August 2007, we both wanted another dog.

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Black Jack and Charlie - December 2005

We have never had a puppy since all our dogs were strays - both Black Jack and Charlie were almost grown when they found us. We considered getting a puppy from the SPCA, but I just had a feeling that we were suppose to wait for a homeless dog to find us. Black Jack was special to me and I have wanted another black lab mix. Well, it looks like this little dog meets all our wants - it's homeless, it found us, it's a black lab mix, and while not a puppy it is still a youngster.

Guess my blog readers will have to suffer through posts about cats and dogs now. I just pray that no more homeless critters are sent my way - three cats and a dog are plenty, thank-you.

11 comments:

Becky Mushko said...

Yep, this sweet-looking dog will likely decide that you're its people. Soon you'll have as many critters as I do.

KathyA said...

1. I never tire hearing about your girls.
2. You are absolutely right. This pooch has found you!! The whole situation brings tears to my eyes. Can't wait to learn the new name.

KathyA said...

Also, it's supposed to get cold tonight. Just thinking...

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Oh MY goodness he/she is so beautiful, and it looks a lot like your other dog "Black jet". You and your hub are such wonderful people.

I love your stories and photos. This will take some of the pressure off Mollie with the other 2 cats...LOL

Amy said...

You have such a wonderful heart to take in homeless animals. Hope the kittys can welcome a new friend. I love hearing about all your pets!

Linda said...

Oh bless your heart for treating "it" with kindness. "It" doesn't know it but a better place could not be found.

I get so angry at people who take dogs to the country and drop them off. That is cruel.

Bless your heart little dog you've found a wonderful home.

rachel said...

What d'you mean - we'll have to suffer?? Silly silly rescuer-person. This is so exciting! We're going to love hearing about It and how it blossoms in your tender care! Keep us posted - worth having the vet check it over sooner rather than later, I'd say, to reassure yourselves.

Gilly said...

You have a wonderfully kind heart! I do hope it comes to trust you and makes its home with you. Do you think it has been dumped, or just wandered off and got hurt?

He's (or she) adorable, though.

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

What an admirable thing to do. I'm thinking to myself, as you were probably thinking at the time, what would I do in a situation like that. I feel for the animal by your description. On one of the first blogs I ever followed (walkies and cheesecake), the owner said that the dog picked her from the rescue centre. Look forward to hearing about it's return to good health.... I've bookmarked your page.

Arkansas Patti said...

What a sweet looking dog. I am so glad he found you. It was meant to be.
Bless you, too many people would either run off the "stray" or just say "poor dog" and do nothing.
I am glad you are one of those who can't turn a blind eye.
I will never live long enough to understand the mentality of people who dump animals. Keep us informed.

NitWit1 said...

This dog was meant for you and will enjoy reading adaptation the the cat collection. I hope they don't collectively run him off.