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Puppy Love… Giving Refuge to a Stray
I know just what you are thinking…. Your hubby is going to KILL you when he gets home! But contrary to what you might expect, I was a good girl and called him yesterday. His first response, “So you called the pound…right?”..long pause of silence on my end…”Right!?”
Sound familiar? Sigh…
Well at least we were able to give this little puppy refuge from the storm—we had a huge one right after we picked her up. My sons went for a hike near Turkey Creek and found this little girl..not more than six weeks old…wandering all alone.
There aren’t any homes anywhere nearby, but I will be printing and hanging posters in spite of the varied protests ringing in my ears. LoL!
Yes, she’s darling, she’s potty-trained (mostly), and even Percy loves her. But Tiger, our cat, has disappeared—again--He HATES dogs! He’d rather starve than live with another dog.
This puppy is two thirds the size of Percy. I’m assuming she will be a pretty big dog too. The kids think she’s a Rottweiler. She and Percy romp all over the place. It’s very cute!
How I wish people would quite bringing drop offs to the country to starve! I’ve seen people in their expensive cars and trucks drive out here…and just leave them. Do they really think we are going to take ALL of those strays in? Not hardly. Most of them starve—painfully or get run over, or shot when they are tearing up people’s property.
To see the poor dogs frantically chasing their beloved owners down the long dirt road is just heart breaking! I admit that I get downright MAD when I see them. Those owners are so lucky that I can’t shoot. (Ok..I’ll go back to being nice Donna again..but this has got to be my biggest pet peeve –no pun intended.)
So, we are making a two hour round trip to take yet another sweet dog to the SPCA. We will first print out the posters—just in case—then we’ll try to give him away on Craig’s list. The pound is the last resort.
Rebekah is so in love with this cutie that she is going to try to find her an adoptive parent on Facebook. You can be sure that we will leave no stone unturned before we give in and take this sweet puppy to the pound.
But this is probably the twentieth pet we’ve come across since we moved out here! Many of our cats have just walked out of the woods and we took them in. For some reason, we take in more stray cats than dogs. (Perhaps because they eat less and maintain themselves.) The adult dogs tend to be destructive and we have to take them to the pound right away.
I’m working on my glass harp and fabric wall art posts today and they are taking longer than expected to put together, so I thought I’d just share this with you in the mean time. :o)
Please, don’t ever drop off your pet. In fact, I’m sure none of my readers would ever do this. But if someone Google searches this post and reads it, maybe they will think twice. before treating a pet this way.
How do you feel about this? Are you one of those wonderful pet adopters? My mother and sister can’t say NO to a stray, but my hubby sure can. LoL!
Everyone loves a puppy..right?
PS. Sorry about the photos! I had a terrible time getting the ISO speed right in our poor light.