Sunday, May 6, 2007

Anybody want a dog?

I was getting ready to go to bed last night when I heard whining outside the back door.  Sadie, as always, was inside with us and bristled.  I went and opened the door a bit to peek out, and this dog came right in.

"Cliff," I said, "have you ever seen this dog before?"

"What dog?"

"This one."

And Blondie followed me into the living room.

"Get it out of here," was Cliff's gruff response.

I went on to bed and Sadie took her place beside me.  The bedroom windows were open:  I heard whining and saw the stray standing on its hind legs with paws on the edge of the window, peeking in through the screen.  Sadie's protective instincts kicked in and she began barking.

"Cliff?"

"What."

"Would you chase this dog away?  It's looking in the window and making Sadie bark."

"If you hadn't let it in, it wouldn't be hanging around," he grumbled, as he went for the back door.

He came in saying it was obvious nobody had ever tried to shoo the dog away before.  It wouldn't leave.

I was awakened twice in the night by the stray's whining and Sadie's warning barks.

So at 6 AM this morning I went outside, with thunder rumbling overhead, to turn Blue out to pasture.  Guess who was plastered against the back door when I opened it?  And guess who followed at my heels all the way to the dry lot and back?

Rain was approaching, and I hated to see the poor little thing get wet.  Besides, it must be hungry after spending the whole night at my door.

No, I did not bring the stray inside again.  But I gave it some food and water on the front porch, so perhaps it would realize there was a dry place to stay, out of the rain.

That's where she is now.  That's where I took the pictures.  Oh yeah, I checked.  It's a she.  Bad news, because I was considering letting her stay if nobody claimed her.  It would be nice to have a dog that stays home  when you turn it loose, unlike Sadie.

Honestly, I think this mutt belongs to someone.  When I picked her up last night to take her back outside, she smelled clean.  She's very friendly, with a tendency to jump up on people.  That makes me think she belongs to children.  I wish they had put put a collar and tags on her.

For the time being, she'llbe called Blondie.  She can't stay long.  I don't intend to spend $100 of my vacation money having a dog spayed.

Maybe some of the neighbor kids will know something about her.


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18 comments:

lmitc89854 said...

What a sweet dog. Hope her owners find her!

madcobug said...

Poor thing. She has such kind eyes and would be devoted to someone. Helen

gardone1 said...

MOSIE THAT DOG IS JUST PRECIOUS AND WHAT WILL YOU DO IF IT HAS NO HOME I BET YOU KEEP HER AND LOVE HER LIKE YOU HAD HER FOREVER :0)SO YOU GO GIRLLLLLLLLL AND TELL CLIFF HE WILL LOVE HER ALSO :0)JUST LIKE HE LOVES SADIE :0)             ENJOY

mftrotterlvr said...

Mosie,
She looks like a mere pup!  I believe that animals do not appear out of no-where.  She was meant to be on your doorstep.  She looks so frightened.  What beautiful pleading eyes!  Blondie was meant to be! :)  Since I haven't written in awhile, I was wondering... You haven't done a post on Cliff finishing the round pen and how it is working out.  The last I remember, he was putting some fencing around the bottom part of it.  Another question (sorry!) You know, I have three foxtrotter geldings.  But, when I take just one out alone, (mainly, my Gator that looks like Blue) he walks like he is in quicksand and can't stand to be far from his buddies.  I believe barn sour is the term.  How do you get Blue to be happy all alone and leave the others?  Hope you are doing well!
Laurie
www.fortuitousfarm.com

bnanajm said...

Keep her - have her spayed - I'll send you the hundred bucks.

(She reminds me of me.)

exptmircle said...

Blondie reminds me of a Disney Dog.  Cute! Cute! Cute!

tendernoggle said...

Oh Mosie.....She is adorable....and the fact that she knew what window tolook in to find you brought tears to my eyes....
love ya,carlene

lanurseprn said...

Poor little doggie. Keep an eye out in the paper and for signs up in the neighborhood. I hope you find her owners.
Pam

mutualaide said...

Oh gosh ... I couldn't turn her away ... so I'm glad she found YOUR house.  Adorable.

deshelestraci said...

Oh man.  She is cuteness!  I'd have a hard time getting rid of her!
Traci

marainey1 said...

Oh she is adorable, I hope you find her owners...'On Ya' - ma

karlaellen said...

Those pictures were enough to make me
want to *adopt* her and leave her in your care.
If Cliff will let you keep her (please please Cliff)
I will send you the funds to have her spayed and any
other Vet things she needs (shots,ect) and to board her
with Sadie when you take your trips.
Enough $$'s to pay for her daily food and a bed & toys.
What ever it takes to make her comfortable & feel safe.
I have 2 indoor Ragdoll Cats and would love to adopt
Blondie and see lots of pictures of her playing at the cabin
and playing with Sadie.
Please send me a email to let me know if this is possible.
Karla~WA

helmswondermom said...

I think you have a new dog, and you just don't know it yet :)  Someone forgot to tell you. lol  I hope you do find her owners, because she is a pretty dog, and obviously friendly.
Lori

starstarj said...

Angels come in many forms. I don't believe that things happen without a reason.

robinngabster said...

awwww I could never resist a face like that!  I'd be taking her out a blanket and everything.  

eilenbug said...

Men are SO slow....

siennastarr said...

Awww... bless her heart!  She looks lost, sad and forlorn!  I do hope you are able to find her family.  Thank Goodness you and your home were there to give her some comfort from the elements... and a little bit of love! :)

Hugs
jackie

magran42 said...

Picture # 4 got me.  If I weren't so far away and didn't have a "stubborn" husband I'd take her!