We had a dog today for about an hour.
Tony, the girls and I made our usual Monday walk to the Marcado up the road, and there was a small beagle there. She followed us home. I guess she liked the smell of us, or the cookies I was feeding her. But she was a cute girl. I started calling her Lucky, because she has a bad habit of running into traffic. A lot. But she never got hit.
I could have been tempted to keep her.
There’s always a but*.
I tied a rope around her and we tied her to the porch post while we waited for animal control to come get her. I am sure someone owned her at one point. However, Lucky had fallen on hard times. She’s super skinny, and very small. I think she had puppies. IF she is the true beagle she looks like, perhaps she had a chip. I know after the 6 days she will spend waiting for an owner to come (then she gets offered up or adoption), she will have had a de-worming and will start to fill out. I bet a cute, small, sweet, quite dog like Lucky will get snapped up in a heartbeat.
I think I did the right thing. I know I didn’t want her to be hit by a car. I’m only pretty sure that we shouldn’t have kept her for ourselves. Ugg! That was a cute dog.
There are a lot of comings and goings of families in my neighborhood. Some of these folks leave in a hurry, many abandon their pets. My friend Bambi had TWO families in a row leave dogs next door; first a Jack Russell and then a Rottie. It confounds me that people can up and abandon an animal that depends of their love and support. Then again, I also don’t understand the people who French kiss their pooches either. I guess I prefer livestock to pets. You know, the kinds of animals that one can herd and happily leave outside. (Note to Bayou Woman – Really? A Raccoon???… Really?)
I guess I want to know what you would have done?
* But we aren’t really pet people. But we can’t afford any vet and kibble bills. But I hate dog hair. But we are going on vacation in a few weeks. But I really don’t need any more poopers to clean up after.