I have been quite perturbed for the last week and a half to watch large quantities of my dog food and treats leaving the house. This did not make sense to me. Twice a day Barbara would fill a bag with my kibble and some treats and take it away!!
Well I learned the reason today. She has been feeding a stray boxer and trying to coax him to come to her.
I doesn't seem like he has any person to call his own and take care of him. She saw him a few weeks ago further down our road and people said that he had been hanging around awhile. Then she didn't see him anymore and was worried that he had been hit by a car.
A week ago Monday she was happily surprised to see him in a field near our house. He is really skinny and nervous. Barbara has put food out for him near a certain tree and he will eat it but not if she is too close to the food. She has been able to get within 5 feet of him but then he gets scared and runs away even when she has delicious treats.
Today she brought me to the field with her with the idea that if he saw her with a nice dog he might trust her. He watched us but would not come too close. Even with all my food he is still very skinny and since it has been very cold at night we are worried about him. I'll try again tomorrow to get him to come near.
Seeing this poor guy in such bad condition makes me realize just how lucky I am.
1. I've got a special person who loves me and cares for me.
2. I get all the food I need to keep me healthy and in good condition.
3. i have a house to live in and cozy beds to sleep on.
4. I have toys to play with, treats to eat.
5. I get to go fun places and learn interesting things.
6. I get all the petting, kisses and cuddling I could possibly want.
So Happy Thanksgiving to all my blogging dog friends and give your people a big kiss!