Friday, December 23, 2011

Tis The Season ...........

 .....to dump your unwanted dogs on the side of the road.

 Really, how could you put this little pup out? I tried to get a picture of her teeth. They aren't even in yet. She must be about 4 weeks old and doesn't eat kibble yet.

 She was with this older pup. He who is an animal lover thought her to be the mother of the pup (we are calling her Sadie, by the way). She is in heat and is probably from a previous litter from the same mother. She is starving ...... well, not anymore, but she is bony and was trying to eat a dead, rotting rabbit when found. There was also a male dog, but he ran. My dog loving husband picked them up, because he was afraid they would be run over. Did he wisely head straight for the animal shelter?

No, he did not. He brought them home and fed the older one he is calling JJ. He likes her, she follows him. I was inside minding my own business of laundry and cookie making, when he walked into my line of sight with the little puppy cradled in his arms. Of course I reached for her, and oh my, did she ever stink! He announced his intention to take them to the pound, but was worried that they would not accept them, since they were found outside the city limits. But he wanted to feed the other dog first.

That is how Sadie ended up in the bath tub. Really, you did not expect me to cuddle a stinky pup, did you? She liked the warm bath and I found no evidence of fleas and one dead tick on her floppy ear. She is well nourished and very docile. Not affectionate, though. I would describe her as resigned. The other puppy growls at her, but I think it may be due to the fact that she has had to fight for food from the looks of her. They are both timid. 

 Yes, they are still here. Sadie is very content to be here, even though JJ won't share the kennel. They are in the store. The animal shelter was closed when he who reluctantly took them this afternoon. They will spend the night here tonight and we will try again tomorrow. I will make a little cornmeal mush with chicken broth for Sadie. JJ has already filled her little belly once. I am sure that both of them have worms and doubt very much they have ever been vet checked.

Wall-E and Toni Louise are not speaking to me. Oscar and Emmy are equally disturbed by the appearance of other canines in their midst. They need not worry. I have already explained to he who loves animals as much as I do, that 6 dogs is a bit much. What am I saying ........ four is a bit much, but I would never get rid of any of the ones I am already attached to. As tempting as it would be to swaddle Sadie and rock her, I will not! Really. I will not!

10 comments:

Brian Miller said...

awww how sad...that sucks that someone would do that...good on you for taking him in...even if just for a bit...cute pups...hope you find someone to love him...

jojo said...

If someone can treat an beautiful creature like that so badly imagine what kind of person they are to live with, or to have as parents. sickening.
I hope they get to the shelter before they get into your hearts...haha, who am I kidding?

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

I do not understand why people dump pets instead of taking them to an anmial sheter or here in Australia the RSPCA it doesn't cost money to drop of a pet and if lucky the unwanted pet may be adopted by someone who wants them

Hillbilly Mom said...

I can understand how people might not have money to feed their pets these days. But that's no excuse for dumping them along the road to starve to death if nobody takes them in.

My road-drop puppy is half grown now, and full of energy. She is growing her winter coat, all sleek and shiny. She looks every inch the Lab, but her fur has a wavy curl, and is silky soft.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

what pretty little girls! so sad that they were dumped. i don't understand that mindset at all.

Merry Christmas to you and "he who" shares your world.

Sextant said...

Is it not sad to be faced with more animals than is sensible? Breaks ones heart. Well hopefully the pound will be able to find them a loving home for the new year.

SkippyMom said...

oooooh, that just makes me so mad. I am so glad that you and Hewho are there to take them in. I am sure they will find homes after the holidays, they are beautiful.

Thank you both for caring for them.

Hugs and love this holiday weekend Kathy. Hope y'all enjoy your full house! :) [we know you will :wink:]

Whitney Lee said...

So sad. At least your husband picked them up. I'll agree that 6 dogs would be a bit much! Particularly with one being a puppy! She is really darlin though.

ellen abbott said...

isn't cruelty what we humans do best? I know, not all of us. who is carrying the odds on whether or not the pups end up at the shelter?

Eddie Bluelights said...

Happy Christmas, Kathy