Look what the cat dragged in
Look what the cat dragged in

<Heavy Sigh>  It happened again.  I actually think we’re a good pair.  She has dark hair with some gray showing and she doesn’t really like to run much.  I can’t remember exactly how it happened, whether she was just here or if I was outside and she meandered slowly up the stairs.  Either way, I’ve been adopted again.  I feel slightly better about this one because I do believe she belongs to someone.  There doesn’t appear to be many strays around here and she is fairly fat and well behaved.  I LOVE that she doesn’t touch me.  Doesn’t lick me, jump on me or otherwise harass me.  My kinda dog.  She does smell like a dog though and she sheds quite a bit.  Other than that, she’s very friendly.  Has the most beautiful brown eyes I’ve ever seen and is happy to just hang around.  Yes, I fed her.  Yes, she has fresh rain water in the little pool to drink.  Yes, I talk nice to her.  Yes, I put a towel out for her to lay on and Yes, I bought real dog food.  Ugh.

I found her gone the next morning after we met.  But sure enough, around 4:00 the next day, I see her coming up the stairs.  She’s happy to see me and shakes her head back and forth and wags the ‘ol tail.  I thought that something might be wrong with her ears and when I took a look, there was a wound on the edge of one of them.  It’s healing and she, like the shepherd, won’t let me get near her with the antibacterial.  But I think it’s something else.  Like something IN her ears.  There is no vet in this town or I’d take her (guilt from last dog).  Tilaran is too far to walk and I can’t take her on the bus.

We did take a walk to the store yesterday together and she obediently sat outside in the rain.  When I came out, she was gone which is always a relief for me.  I’m hoping she went to her ‘real’ house or off to play with the other dogs.  She came back to my house later that night again though.  Spent the night and barked at whatever was below the hill.  I felt safe and protected…it was kind of nice.  When I woke up, she was in front of my door, waking up.  So I guess now we’re buds.  She will take off at some point during the day though.  I hope to make her owner aware that she IS still alive…but who knows where she goes.  I now see her in my neighbor’s yard.  For all I know, she belongs to him!?

Yep, it's a nice view from here
Yep, it’s a nice view from here
Seriously...don't look at the camera
Seriously…don’t look at the camera

We walked up the hill together today which was nice.  It was fun watching her lead the way but sometimes walk behind me.  She’d dive under the barbed wire fences to check out what was on the other side.  She’d wait for me patiently as I watched birds in trees or picked guava fruit.  When we got home, I decided to wash the porch with water and a broom and she disappeared immediately.  I think she’s now back and wanting dinner!

On another dog note, I met a nice pit bull the other day with the coolest eyes…one blue and one brown!  He was skinny but I know he’s well fed, so I don’t know what’s up there.  I’m usually pretty scared of pit bulls thanks to my best friend back in the old days…yeah she knows what I’m talking about.  However, this one was friendly, didn’t jump or slobber on me and sort of posed for some pictures.

Unique pit bull
Unique pit bull


Oh, completely off topic…check out this cool butterfly: P1010282lo


0 thoughts on “The Canine Chronicles

  1. I love how these dogs know what an easy mark you are. Sweet. That is an interesting butterfly!

  2. I agree with your Mom – they know you love them. You are on a mission after all. “On a mission to help animals in need!” Love that photo of you and your new dog ‘not’ looking at the camera. As a veterinarian wanna be, I’d say your new lab mix has ear mites and the pit bull has parasites.

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