Sunday, April 19, 2009

Our Visitor - Making Himself at Home

Well, it appears that we may have been adopted by a stray yellow lab. One showed up yesterday, and since we've seen a yellow lab by the neighbor's house before, we just thought it was theirs. Turns out it isn't, and the neighbor said he's asked everyone else around here too, and no one claims him. The poor dog is so skinny, his ribs are showing. He is starving for attention too. He's a very nice dog, and he seems to really like playing with the boys (and they love him too). He slept on our porch, right up against our door last night, and he's been here all day so far. We really did not plan on having a dog, but I can't just watch him starve to death. So we are feeding him, and petting him and giving him some attention that he has definitely been lacking. It is so sad that people just dump dogs in country areas like ours. He does have a collar, but no tags and it is obvious no one has been taking care of him for quite awhile. We will be calling a vet to have him checked out, see if he's micro-chipped and belongs to anyone, and make sure he is healthy, etc. Then we'll figure out what to do from there.


Sally said...

Oh, he looks such a nice dog. We were adopted by a huge German Shepherd many years ago. He was a stray that we took to the vets as he was so skinny. We were going to "look after him for a few days" but he ended up staying with us. Although we never planned on having such a huge dog he turned out to be the most loving, gentle dog you could imagine, it was as if he knew we'd rescued him. Good luck with whatever you decide!

Peggy said...

Awwww, poor dog! I bet that is what happened... someone dropped him off. He is cute. Let me know what happens!