Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Home to Stay

This sweet girl has been gone an hour and I miss her already. She's only a mile away at the vet getting spayed. I've diligently looked for her owners for a week and haven't turned up a single clue. As far as I'm concerned if they're not lookin' for her they don't deserve her. I've had long conversations with the folks from animal control and they've told me that I've done everything the right way, taken all the logical steps. There is still a tiny part of me that feels like I should be trying harder, I haven't placed an ad with her photo...I guess it's because I'm afraid that the lazy bum who she lived with before me might see it and out of guilt they would come forward and claim her. I would then fight for her, and it could get ugly..I could say things to them about irresponsible pet owners, why hadn't they contacted the shelters, why weren't there any notices on any of the local bulletin boards or at the vet clinics, why hadn't they posted notices on any of the free internet sites...that is so easy to do.
Call me a crazy pet lady, that's ok...I can take it. I don't have children so I have time to look out for critters. I'm not gone at work 60 hours a week like I used to be, sometimes only home for 48 hours on the weekend, and even then I was often stuck at my desk filling out paperwork and expense reports. I've thought about the possibility of this puppy belonging to someone who keeps the kind of crazy work schedule that I used to keep, but I don't accept that as an excuse not to place a call to the vet clinics or the shelters to report her missing...nope...not gonna cut it.
So, she's mine...all mine. Well, not exactly...she's extremely fond of The Husband, in fact .... I think she likes him more than she likes me. That makes me smile, because the last foster dog didn't like him much ...and that really hurt his feelings.
Tonight she will spend the night at the clinic, just to make sure that she doesn't have any reactions to the meds from her surgery. Tomorrow morning I can pick her up at 9, I'll be there at 9 take her her forever home.


Jodi said...

She looks soooo....sweet! I like her already.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hello Shelly! I agree. If her previous owner hasn't taken 15 minutes out of their day to call the local vets or animal control, then they do not deserve her. She has found her forever home and looks very comfortable. I wish you and your husband the best of luck with her. Enjoy. Lisa

Jerrie said...

Oh yay! I was almost crying! Congrats on the new addition to your family!

I am so glad that you have a big enough heart to give her a forever home. Lucky girl, lucky you, lucky husband! :)

tami said...

Forget about it! She is yours, and she is cute. Can't wait for her to meet the guys.

pink dogwood said...

Don't place any ads - you need to keep her - she is not going to find this love anywhere else. I read the first line of your post and I was like - oh no - she is gone, but then I read the rest of it and was relieved - she is just gone temporarily.

I hope you get to keep her forever and you two, or rather you three, live happily ever after.

I have two cockapoos that are the cutest dogs in the world -but after looking at your dog I want to get one more.

Good luck!

Shelly said...

Jodi - she's sweet..and naughty!

Lisa - Thanks for the support ;D

Jerrie - No crying, lots of laughing at funny puppy antics though.

Tam - Time for Hawley to teach her how to be a good puppy.

Pink - Do it! They're so much fun.

Diane Mandy said...

She looks like a black lab or at least part black lab. If my Cocker Charlie ever gets lost, I hope he finds as nice a person as you to take him in. Although, I'd try lot harder to find him than this owner has.

bobbie said...

I am so happy for you! She must be so happy too! I wish the two of you a long and happy life together.
My black lab was a sweetheart, and meant to be mine, but he liked my husband best too.

Dianne said...

She IS yours! I'm so happy for you, for your husband and most of all for that beautiful dog.

This is so good ;)