Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Abandoned Puppy

I was out walking in the yard with my camera. I heard a strange noise coming from the honeysuckle vine that is nearly a bush and practically climbed in it to see what the heck it was. It sounded like a puppy but I just couldn't be sure. I leave the yard and duck under the branches and sure enough, it is a puppy in the neighbor's yard.

The neighbor asks if it is mine. It is not his either. He was just coming to look at it, cause his kids had just spotted it in the yard. Apparently someone had just dropped it off. I was instantly mad! One of these days I'm going to catch someone dumping a dog and there gonna wish they had never thought about it.

So I brought him home and promptly gave him a bath right there in the yard. Poor thing was covered in fleas. Clean and wet and I'm sure scared out of his mind, I set him down in front of the food bowl. He ate and ate, I eventually had to take the bowl away from him.

Still slightly wet I wrapped him up and settled him down in Stitch's little bed. (Yes, Stitch is very mad) He slept for what seemed like forever. He got up, ate some more and diddled on the floor. Clearly he has had no training at his tender young age. He appears to be only 6-8 weeks old.

After a smell, a NO -plus finger wag and a brief trip outside, he was sound asleep again. I tried calling a foster parent of our local humane society, but she is full to capacity.

While laying in the basket, he started to chew on the sides of it.

This lead to me searching through the toys to find something that no-one plays with and meets the needs of puppy teeth. Thank goodness there was one.

After a successful rush out the door and a glorious treat for doing so, it was time to attack the new toy and wear himself out into a long nap.

Temporarily his name is "Bucket" for sooooo many reasons. The biggest reason is that he is a "Turd" Bucket!



Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Oh he is beautiful! Don't hand him over to the pound - you know what will happen!

Lucy said... [Reply to comment]

He is great. If I were closer and not 80 but younger I would take him. There are 2 beagles that someone found at the Beatrice humane society, by that I mean they were found loose by the humane society and they both have heart worm. They are so full they want someone to take them in and they would furnish the meds to cure the heartworm. It just makes me furious that anyone would abandon a helpless animal. You deserve a medal.

Angelia Sims said... [Reply to comment]

That happens to my mom ALL THE TIME and part of the reason 10 of her dogs are drop offs. The other 10-15 are just her dog craziness. It just stinks. The poor dog. :-(

He looks JUST like my puppy Anna when I got her. Sooo cute, but maybe more lab. Labs are smart and can be trained very easily.

Wish I could take em'! I just got a puppy though. Get bitter apple spray to protect your furniture and baskets from chewing. Labs love rawhides. :-)

Jimmy said... [Reply to comment]

Actually a good looking dog there Heather, Thank God you found him because he sure needed some tender loving care.

SuziCate said... [Reply to comment]

You know if you name something, you end up keeping it? He is adorable!

rockygrace said... [Reply to comment]

Awwwww ... what a cutie!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats on your new puppy! You do know that he's yours now, right? LOL Like Suzi said, you named him now so you HAVE to keep him! If we lived closer.... my hubby would be killing me because I'd probably be saying *me, me, pick me*

kathryn said... [Reply to comment]

Aw...he is so cute! And he's probably SO RELIEVED to be treated with such kindness by a human like you. What will happen now? If you can't keep him, surely there's someone who will?

He looks like such a sweetie...I bet he'll grow on you every day...

Sprite's Keeper said... [Reply to comment]

He is so cute! You are so keeping him!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@Grace I am working very hard to find him a home. Yes I know what happens in the pound.

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@Lucy Ha no medals here! I mean really what was I supposed to do, just leave him outside to fend for himself, Never. No, no medals needed.
I just wish our town had more options, then maybe this wouldn't have happened.

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@Angelia Sims I can relate to your mom. If I hadn't found homes for all the drop offs, I would have about ten dogs already and we have only lived here for two years.

Thanks for the tip! I'm going to need it!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@Jimmy I haven't been lucky enough to find an ugly dog, yet!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@SuziCate Oh NO NO NO! naming does not lead to keeping! LOL!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@rockygrace Unfortunately YES he is!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@pegbur7 NOOOOO! My brain says..I can't keep him! (even though my heart is wishing)

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@kathryn I think he might be relieved, but I have seen signs that who ever had him, was not kind.

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@Sprite's Keeper I am soooo NOT keeping him! LOL!!