Dog story w/ pic, HAPPY ENDING! and update

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by wegotchickens, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    [​IMG] Today I saw a dog curled up almost in the road. I thought it had been hit. Then it looked at me. So I stopped my car, opened my door and said, "Get in, buddy."

    He did. He's at work with me. I borrowed a collar from upstairs and some rope from the shop. He's tied to my desk. He whines when I leave the room. He's smart and reasonably well-mannered. He's quite hungry and thirsty. No collar on him when I found him.

    He's about 6 months old, black & tan mutt. Some shepard and maybe some chow or rottie to judge by his tongue (spotted). VERY friendly with all people so far.

    I'll see if I get hold of a camera and get a picture. My DH has said I am NOT to bring this dog home. If I can't find a home by the end of day I'll have to take him to the animal shelter. I really hate that. He trusts me now. But better the shelter than the side of the road.
     
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  2. BayCityBabe

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    Hey, friend, make some calls & send out an e-mail. One of my GFs was in your situation & had 3 prospective families by 5p.m.
    I wish you luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. Oh, that IS sad. I have a golden retriever/chow mix who is a very sweet little girl.

    I'm sure you've already done this, but please e-mail your entire personal e-mail network and ask them to spread the word...ask them to e-mail THEIR networks...you may be able to find someone to foster this pup rather than put her in a shelter. I know, there's no guarantee, but it's worth a shot.

    Thanks for being such a kind person!
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
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    better a shelter than the side of the road is right. God bless you for being a good samaritan.

    many would say, "i can't, i have my work clothes on. not in this car! it might bite me!"

    all those things are good reasons to be careful, you don't know what a dog will do, but you were doing it from your heart and i hope all turns out well.
     
  5. dogzrule5

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    Is there anybody that can take him just for a while?

    This happens every day - everywhere. Even though it's a very sad end, if it comes to that, it is kinder for them to be euthanized than left to starve or die of disease.
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

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    Poor little guy. [​IMG] He's lucky you picked him up! Good luck on finding him a home today. I'm sure there will be someone willing to take such a friendly puppy. [​IMG]
     
  7. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    I had already e-mailed everyone I could think of before I posted here. I just knew you would all understand how I was feeling. DH was such a good sport about me putting more eggs in the bator last night, and we're supposed to be having a romantic weekend. I really don't want to incite his wrath but he's very serious about no dogs.

    A guy in the shop said we should name him 'Nobodies' for now. After a good breakfast, lots of water, and a walk, Nobodies is passed out behind my desk.

    The picture doesn't do Nobodies justice, since he was a little confused about what we were doing. He's such a pretty baby. And still enough of a baby to squat, if you know what I mean [​IMG]

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    I may have a foster home for a night or two. And I have a back-up plan that would upset hubby but be a compromise.

    Wish us luck!!
     

  8. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

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    What a nice looking dog. I do wish you luck! [​IMG]
     
  9. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Songster

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    awwww
     
  10. krackerhill

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    Good luck with finding a home! Sounds like a great little guy.
     

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