Friday, June 5, 2009

How much is that doggy in the window?

Last night, the dogs were barking insesintly at another dog in the workshop area behind our yard. He was there all night.
This morning, I went to go see if everything was ok because he was making such a rukus. I brought food and water. He scarfed down the food like he hadn't eaten in a long time. He drank some water but wasn't all that into it. Then, he crawled into my lap and curled up. Mind you, this is a 50 lb dog (I think). He fell asleep there. I stayed with him for 1 1/2 hours and I really liked him. I talked to Adam and told him about the dog and that I had no idea who's he is.

I went back to the house and worked for a while. But the poor guy was still barking. So I finally locked the dogs out and brought him into the house. I fed him a little more food and he sarfed that down too. He is a very skinny dog...much too skinny. He laid down behind my chair and slept for a bit.

The guy who does work in the work shop drove up so I went out and asked him if it was his dog. It was. Sad. :o( I really liked that dog's personality.

I talked to my landlord before I found out it was Nick's. John said he told Nick he wasn't allowed to leave dogs overnight so he came by the workshop to talk to Nick today. Nick is deaf so he can't call him. Nick told him a different excuse than he told me why he left him. He told John that his daughter came home unexpectedly so he left in a hurry and left his dog and never made it back to get his dog. He told me that the dog had worms and was making messes all over his house so he left him there. He said he was taking the dog to the vet today. But then I don't think he ever left with the dog during the day.
It started pouring and raining and thundering and he started howling and barking so I found out he was still there.

I called John again and asked him to have Nick come by and pick up his dog. John called me back at almost 11 to talk to me. Nick had promised him that he wouldn't leave the dog overnight again. John said that if he did it again, he'd take the dog to the pound. I told him don't do that...just give it to me!
It doesn't seem like Nick really cares that much about this particular dog. He brings his other dogs with him to the workshop but he;s never left any of them and I doubt he would leave them there in the rain with no shelter. Then there's the whole thin thing...poor dog can't be comfortable sleeping on the hard ground with his hip bones sticking out.

I decided he was a german shepherd/hound mix. But Nick says he's a boxer/lab mix. I can see the boxer in the brindle coloring but that's it for either dog. He's is such a pretty dog! I love his coloring!!! The way he had his nose to the ground sniffing things out, I can see him making a great search & rescue dog...maybe he'll be mine yet!

So what kind of dogs(s) do YOU think he looks like?
Skinny! You can't see his bones but you can feel all of them.
See how cool his fur looks!
Long, floppy hound like ears.
It was hard to get him to stay put for the picture, he wanted to be beside me the whole time.


Valerie said...

You are trying to collect as much as possible before your big move, huh? :) I hope things turn out well for him, whatever happens.

Tiff :o) said...

What can I say? I'm a pack rat, I guess. He actually spent the night in my garage because it was raining all night. Each time I fell asleep, he howled and cried. I went out there and laid down with him and he finally stopped barking so I fell asleep for a couple of hours with his head on my arm. After that, I slept for an hour in my own bed and his howls and cries were part of my dream so I didn't wake up. Poor guy does appear to have worms...I didn't see any but he sure has the runs which is usually because of worms. Cleaning the garage this morning reminded me of cleaning the basement when we had Dodger.

Heather and Thomas Mann said...

Congrats on your new baby! Glad he was able to get a great new home with you amd Adam!

Michael Mercer said...

hmm...i don't really know dog breeds. But he looks like a jack/jasmine/bear mix

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