Monday, January 14, 2019

BEWARE-ANOTHER DOG STORY


Welcome to my zoo!

If you don't like dogs, stop reading now, because today's story is about the dog that adopted me. I still do not have a name for him. Looking for the perfect one. It does appear that he will be staying with me for ... who knows how long. No one has claimed him, and I cannot turn him over to the Humane Society or other places that will most likely put him to sleep after a certain length of time. Nope, can't let that happen. He is entertaining. You may not think this is funny, but I'm going to tell you anyhow.





Okay, I have to keep him outside, even on the days like today when the temperature is below freezing. Wait before you condemn me for cruelty. I tried to let him stay in the house at least at night. Now this is a big dog. Part German Shepherd and similar to the dogs above, except his ears are floppy and he was a disaster in the house. My coat was lying on a chair and sometimes during the night he chewed all the buttons off and swallowed them, I guess, because I never found them. He did other things that I shall not mention, but I knew then that he was not a house dog.

 He has a doghouse, of sorts, that I put a blanket, towels and bath mat in to keep him warm and dry. This house is a round white tube that someone is giving to the animal shelters for free. So I got one. The dog loves it. He sleeps in it at night. And naps during the day. He is young, maybe around 1 or 2 years old, and he loves to play, so what does he do with the blanket and towels?

Yes, he drags them out of the doghouse, carries them to the yard, which is fenced so he can't run wild, and lays on them in the yard. He also loves to carry the towels or bath mat around the yard trying to get me to chase him. Now that's a sight you don't want to miss. Anyhow, two or three times a day I put everything back in the doghouse so he has a warm place to sleep. I guess I am playing his little game.

Aren't I a cute one. Please play ball with me. 

Mm! Maybe I'll write his story some day.

Happy Reading!

16 comments:

  1. What a story Beverly, pity he can't be inside on a cold day but you know him better than anyone.
    Top marks for looking after his needs.
    Enjoy this new week.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne. I feel bad when he's outside in the cold, but it doesn't seem to bother him. He runs and plays. Wants me to join him. Ha. His fur has grown thicker. He's a survivor.

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  2. Even if he can't come inside, you've given him a safe place to stay. I bet there is a story in him somewhere.

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    1. I imagine there is, Alex. Sometimes, when he looks at me a certain way, I think he's really smart. Other times ... well, he's interesting.

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  3. Glad you are taking care of him. But are you sure someone isn't looking for him? He might have a chip that identifies the only. My boyfriend's dog got out last week and has no collar. But someone thankfully found him and the Humane Society found my boyfriend through a chip. Just a thought.

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    1. I've thought about that, Natalie. I posted his picture on the local shelter's Face Book sight. Told how I got him. Found him at my gate, looking scared and hungry. They spread the word. Our local is managed by the police department. No one claimed him. I'd like to take him to the vet, but he's too big and heavy for me to carry. And, he doesn't get along well with other dogs. I'm still hoping someone will claim him. It's a small town.



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  4. I'm a former catlady who is owned by several dogs. I do love them too.

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    1. Hi, Ann. I have two cats, too. Didn't ask for the dog, but he's part of the family now. How can anyone not love them?

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  5. Aw! What names are you considering?

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    1. Something to show he's tough, Diane. Like Tuffy, Samson, Hercules. Not sure. I'm taking suggestions on Face Book. If you have any they're welcome. But any dog that can stay out in below freezing temperatures and still want me to play with him and hug him is a tough one.

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  6. haha sure knows how to get you to play as he drags his blankets about the yard. The kitties fine with him yet?

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    1. Tiger and the dog get along all right, Pat. They look at each other and the cat strolls away. The dog has chased him up a tree a couple of times. I don't let the cats outside unless I'm out there. Not sure I trust the dog yet. Patches just hisses. He might hurt her. The dog and cats look at each other through the patio door.

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  7. Glad you are able to take such good care of him. I loved the stories about his towel and bathmat and how he drags them around. I can easily picture it. Good luck with him!
    ~Jess

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    1. I'm trying, Jess, but I'm having trouble keeping him from jumping on me. He's so excited and wants to play. He really needs a teen to entertain him. I'm doing my best. Thanks for your "good luck." I need it.

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  8. This is so amazing, thank you for sharing!

    www.ficklemillennial.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Gina. You're welcome. Appreciate you stopping by. Nice to meet you.

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