In February...we lost our favorite mutt, Gracie in a freak accident.
She was a favorite...
born here, the pup of a VERY PREGNANT stray that had been dropped off; we found homes for all of them including the mom. We had Gracie for about 8 years.
T.H. and I have been talking...and agreed that we won't be getting anymore dogs after Trouble is gone...
Since February...our boxer "Trouble" has been lonely. She is top dog now...and fully lives up to her name. We got Trouble when my daughter adopted her right after graduating high school. ALSO about 8 years ago. She was a POUND PUPPY--- the Pound waived the adoption fee and they paid for SPAYING Trouble too... because she was dropped off pregnant at the pound;My daughter adopted her and took the pups until they weaned and returned them to the pound for adoption --with the terms mentioned previously.
After a few years of living away, my daughter brought her back here while she lived next door -- we ended up keeping her after they moved into their new house. Because well, she's 10 years old now...and this is her home.
But she gets lonely.
THAT ALL CHANGED MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!
Another drop-off dog.
We woke up Saturday and didn't notice him until after noon sometime.
He has a problem with his back leg. Not sure if it's sprained or what ...it's not swollen, he doesn't cry or wince like he has pain. Probably needs an X-ray.
I really don't have the money for a vet visit right now.
We did get his puppy shots from the feed store and gave those to him.
As soon as the county has their Once-A-Month clinic...I can get him his $8 rabies shot...
Now we're saving up for Neutering... ssshhh!
Don't tell BUSTER.
He took to us right away...
Trouble doesn't seem to mind him being around either. He helps her to get a little bit of exercise in the yard. However, She gets a little testy around the food bowl; but he'll learn his place.
Yes... we're keeping him.
Look at that face!
That was only after a couple of sessions with him.
FYI: we checked the little 'mom and pop' gas station for any postings for a missing dog in the area.
But, I'm pretty sure he's a drop-off dog. That is what people do out here... they find a yard with toys in it...and drop the dog off in the dark of night; In hopes that some little child will find the pup and not be able to resist keeping it. I can't help but wonder if BUSTER'S leg was injured in the drop off... our TOSS OUT.
I told T.H. ... I'd be afraid to see what happens if we had a sign out front that said :
Oma's and Honey's No Kill Shelter
We'd have more dogs than you could shake a stick at!
*** I don't mean for this to be a PSA...
but people please Spay and Neuter your pets.
It's raining Cats and Dogs out there!
Draw near unto the LORD and He will draw near unto you. ~ James 4:8