Janet is busy, so hope you don’t mind, I’m taking up the pen – er, word processor. I’m getting the writing bug and thought I’d fill in till Janet takes back over.
To get my guest blogging started: In a post a while back, Janet wrote we have four dogs. Recount. We have five now. All strays that we took in off the streets – well, actually, they adopted us. Lucky was a stray who followed Janet home when walking her son’s dog. Happy was a stray who had rocks thrown at him in the neighborhood, but still came up to our grandkids in our front yard. Shafer was the stray German Shepherd who was scared of his shadow and ran from everyone, yet came to me in a field and let me pick him up and put him in the car. Rowdy is the one who appeared out of nowhere Christmas and was our present that year. Most recently we acquired Daisy.
It happened when I had an appointment, but missed the road onto which I was supposed to turn. I took the next road and drove by this dog on the side of the road. We had four strays we had taken in already, I couldn’t stop. But when I looked in my rear view mirror, I saw the dog walk in front of traffic and nearly get hit. I debated about stopping, but we already had four strays we’d taken in, so I kept driving. I finally called home and told Janet about the dog. She pointed out that we already had four strays that we had taken in. However, I decided to turn around. If the dog was still there, I was going to try to rescue her. The dog had made it to the other side of the road, but was still in the area, so I stopped and she let me approach her. I got her in the car and took her home. She had obviously been on the road a long time. Her fur was matted and she was covered in ticks and fleas. I bathed her, groomed her the best I could, and we put up posters. I tried to find her a home at work since we already had four strays we had taken in. But……. now we have five. It’s a house full for sure. They are family and we wouldn’t want to be without a single one of them.
Here is a picture of Daisy. She has always been afraid of the noise a camera makes (even those on a phone) and rarely sits for a photo. For some reason, with our new phones, she doesn’t run off when the camera is selected, so we are finally able to get some decent pictures of her.