Saturday, December 18, 2010
Last night around 9:30 pm I got a knock on the door and in the current snow storm was a young woman holding a cute little puppy. She had to stop traffic in front of my house to save 2 little dogs from getting hit. She was on her way to a wedding but had decided to go door to door to see if she could find the dogs' owners. I told her to go to her wedding and leave the little dogs with me. I called dispatch and reported them and told them I would keep them over night. So I got little sleep on the couch as they were not housebroken!!! They were Tibetan terriers with no collars or tags. The female, possibly the mother of the male pup had a little coat on. She was shy, he was not. Very cute but in the morning I called the police dept. to see if anyone had reported missing them and no one had! So I had the Police come pick them up and take them to the shelter. I always feel bad about doing this but I can't keep every dog, cat, monkey (ok no monkey's yet) cow, goat or sheep that shows up on my place. People move into our area and think they have moved into the country and they get pets and or livestock and proceed to be stupid about their care!!! It probably will be ok because even if their owners never claim them..someone probably will as they are purebred Tibetans and tiny and very cute and personable. That is my hope. I really hope the owners have to pay to retrieve them..a little hit in the pocket usually makes people do better. I seriously thought about keeping them but after cleaning up lots of accidents I knew that if I am housebreaking a dog it better be one I want and have chosen. I hate to tell you how many cats we have rescued and had spayed or neutered over the years. And I raised German Shepherds for years and have a license allowing me 7 dogs but have liked only having 3! I guess it comes down to having to make the hard decision to allow life to happen and to know I can't save them all. I really wish people had a better sense of stewardship over their pets here but it goes on and on. So here is a little prayer that the little dogs are found and home now.
Feeling gloomy today because it is gloomy outside...sigh..I need some sun!
Hopefully tomorrow I will feel like going to the studio.
This is a drawing of my 3 dogs