>October and…a puppy?

1 Oct

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This morning, I was doing some reading on the couch when I heard some rustling outside the front door. The cat heard it too, and was freaking out (as she does…because she’s batshit crazy), so I opened the door and looked outside.

See what I found? This poor, pitiful, super skinny dog!

She was shaking horribly (it was a cold morning) and was really skittish, she wouldn’t come anywhere near us. So we dug out a bag of cheap catfood and poured her out a little pile, which she quickly gobbled up. We’ve since gotten dog food and a bowl of water for her, which we put on the porch.

She’s finally let us get near enough to pet her, and even nuzzled our hands! She’s breaking my heart, so adorable and badly cared for. So we’re getting her some flea medication, and scheduling a vet visit. I just hope nothing too serious is wrong with her (she’s limping), and that it’s not going to cost an arm and a leg to get her in good health.

What do you think? Do you think I’m crazy for taking her in? I know it’s going to be a lot more work, but she needs love so badly. I’d love to hear your thoughts, or adoption stories!
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4 Responses to “>October and…a puppy?”

  1. Hollyrocks October 1, 2009 at 8:51 pm #

    >My opinion is that you and your man are wonderful, compassionate people who are absolutely doing the right thing. She looks very sweet, and I think she's in bad need of someone to take care of her. If it proves to be too much, that's one thing. But I really admire the fact that you guys are at least trying to help her out.

  2. Wasted Wishes October 2, 2009 at 11:59 am #

    >Hollyrocks: Thank you! So far she is very VERY sweet, and very needy. I have high hopes for her. Now I just have to convince her that we're not leaving for good when we go inside the house!

  3. Melanye K. October 2, 2009 at 5:51 pm #

    >bless you! there are so many stray dogs who need help and people just turn a blind eye to it. thanks for helping! i was coming home from work yesterday and i saw this scared puppy. i hurried home to get food and water but i couldn't find it when i went back out looking 😦 if you let the vet know she is a stray, they might help you out on the bill. (at least in my city they do) i hope that nothing major is wrong with her! do you think you'll keep her? she sure is cute!

  4. Wasted Wishes October 2, 2009 at 6:06 pm #

    >Melanye k: I'll ask the vet, when we take her. I'm getting started training her, she's doing very well. We're def. keeping her. We're emotionally invested at this point! lol

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