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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Last week while I was studying at our kitchen table with our front door open (there's a glass door that stays closed), I looked up and saw this girl standing there looking right at me: 
Umm, hi. 
Who are you?!
Before I went outside to investigate, she had found a cozy spot on our porch and made herself at home. She took a long nap while I tried to figure out what to do with her. She had a leash and a collar, but no tags - and the leash looked like it had ripped off of somewhere it had been tied to, like she had bitten through it to get free or something.
And poor thing had fleas... and couldn't quit scratching. :(

Now, I'm not really a dog person. I like some dogs, but I don't like picturing them being under my feet in the kitchen, or shedding their hair on our furniture and in our bedroom. No thanks. And if they lick me, we just can't be friends. Keebler (my parents' dog) is pretty much the one exception because he's so well trained and not needy. :)

But then she came along! She followed me all around the porch while I tried to figure out what to do. Finally, our neighbor took her over to another neighbor a few yards away who we think owns her (they take in lots of strays) and it made me happy for her, and sad for us that we wouldn't get to enjoy a little outdoor friend.

Oh well. It was fun pretending to have a pet dog for all of about 2 hours.


  1. aw, this made my heart so sad! i am glad that she found a home though. :)

  2. What a beautiful dog! I think she needs a new, better home. It always makes me so sad when people don't have proper accomodations for their pets.

    Two days ago I just about ran over a little white maltese on the side of the road- come to find out her owner is looking to find her another home. I'm currently working to find her a Family to love her to pieces.
    I love animals!

  3. There is no dog that could show up on my porch ... that would make me want to keep it. :-)

  4. I had a dog follow me home a few weeks back, at first I was annoyed and scared but then I grew attached to her and was sad when the dog catcher had to come and take her away. But I am a cat person through and through! What a nice neighbour to take on strays!

  5. Oh, my goodness! What a sweet little puppers face! I kinda have an irrational love of dogs. I'm the crazy lady who drives around with a leash and dog treats in the glove compartment in case I see any dogs in need of rescuing ;) You did such a kind thing for this dog. I hope the owners are appreciative and start showing this big teddy bear of a guy some more love.

  6. What a sweet dog! She has such beautiful coloring and markings. Although dogs can be a handful at times, they really are a joy to be around {in most cases!} :)

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