Saturday, August 15, 2009

Our 3rd Stray dog for this year!

I'd like to introduce 'Lester' - our latest stray dog! I picked him up off the road on my way back from the post office this morning. I saw him on my way to the PO, but a car had already pulled over, so I was relieved that someone else was attending to him (so I thought) I return, and guess who's still darting around on the road - he was! I pulled over, and to cut a long story short, he is now our 6th dog...... Initiation into the rest of the pack was a little stressful for everyone, but it went OK......
Poor Chablis on the right, she told Jake "crap, another male dog, thats 5 boys and me!" Not ideal eh. He is flea ridden, and has some terrible infected sores on both ears - in the same places ~ under his ears, where his ear connects to his head, and on the top of his ear, and he has something odd at the tip of one ear- looks like about 50 miniature ticks - I have no clue what it is. He has sores on all legs, and on his butt. He is quite timid, but loves fuss, and food! He'll be going to the Vets on Monday for a checkup. ~ Any ideas on breeding? I need to take some better photos once he's settled in.... oh, and he has a dewclaw on one hind leg - how odd is that! ~ This is one thing I hate about Texas - or at least where I live - there are thousands of lost, abused, and/or dumped dogs ~ we've only saved 3 simply because our paths met (I bet by this time next year it'll be 30! LOL)

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog.... the salt I brushed off it was to make patterns in the silk while it dried in the wind... but what a good idea eh having textured salt on the fabric you have got me thinking there, it would have to be stuck on with glue I think.
    Ohhh I love your dogs and I love LESTER so pleased youve homed him lovely JESTER LESTER. Hes a heinz 57 isnt he. Dogs love being in packs, your white dog reminds me of our really old Sam that we have.

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  2. I think it's wonderful that you are taking in the strays. Shame on those who are neglecting "wo/man's best friend." You sound like you are familiar with what ails dogs (mites, ticks, etc.) Good luck at the vets and I hope he settles in with the others.

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  3. Hi Abi...

    Lester looks lovely..poor guy...He seems like he has golden retriever in him, the color and snout.

    Yes alot of dogs in Texas are strays outrages me also...I commend you on saving them...I have no room..one day we will and watch out...

    xoxo S

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  4. Well her looks somewhat like a golden retriever. But the picture looks also like he has wiry hair...

    You are such a angel helping these stranded dogs.

    Pattee

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  5. He's adorable. I would say some sort of golden mix as well.

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  6. He is the sweetest thing, he acts like a puppy! he was so excited when I came downstairs this morning - he bounded around and sqealed with excitement! made me chuckle. I think he sees me as his food giver already! :O)

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  7. Bless, he looks just like Boo Boo, my dog when I was a kid! He was a Heinz 57 but mainly Golden Retriever and German Shepard cross. He used to give our cat Thomas a piggy back round the garden when Tom was tired :o)

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  8. Abi, You are an angel! I hope he gets better soon! And so sad someone neglected him! He looks sweet! Blessings

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  9. Chablis looks just like my dog! Except Lucy has tan spots. I think it's so great you take these dogs in. They need love and care. People can be so cruel to animals.

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  10. Congrats on the treasure thing. I meant to tell you your newest dog looks like some kind of terrier to me. Poor baby!

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