Saturday, October 18, 2008

Another Dog Story

Well, since I haven't had any time with the horses in the last few weeks, here is another dog story for you....



We attended our annual Harper Family Reunion in South Carolina during the weekend of Oct. 10. We all meet at an old farmstead that my Great-grandfather purchased ages ago for $1,000. The original farm house burned down after being struck by lightening, so they rebuilt another rustic cabin that is large enough to accommodate a couple of families. It's way out in the woods and overlooks a huge lake. If you didn't know it was there, you'd never find it! It is the greatest place in the world to go "get away!"
So, imagine our surprise when 4 starving puppies showed up out of no where just minutes before the family gathering!
They just came out of the woods! But they were the friendliest, sweetest, hungriest little things you have ever seen! They were so skinny, they had no meat on their TOES! I kept thinking their feet looked strange, but I didn't know if it was due to their strange, unknown breeding, or the fact that they were walking skeletons.



We fed them the only dog food my parents had....my folks travel everywhere with Gertie, their dog child...so luckily we were able to give them dog food along with the other food scraps they received...


They got lots of love....and gave some love, too...

There were 3 girls and one little boy...



They were the hit of the reunion. Everyone felt so sorry for them, but no one wanted one. It was kind of sad. But luckily, my dear sweet cousin's husband decided not to attend the reunion, so my cousin decided to let her middle son take one home. P and his puppy bonded very quickly.


P named his puppy Daisy. They are doing great together - and this is one LUCKY puppy! She sleeps with P at night!

And of course I wanted to take the other 3 home with me, but we just adopted Sam and now have 3 dogs of our own!

So, Sunday came and it was time to leave. What in the world were we going to do with these puppies?? The pound was closed on Sunday and we couldn't just leave them in the mountains to die.

My dear parents decided the puppies would go home with them and they would take them to the pound. My oldest son convinced them to keep one of the puppies....(even my Dad is enjoying them!)

So how do you pick just one?

B loves this one....

We call this little fellow "Possum"...and everyone loves Possum!

A loves this one...

Gertie dog doesn't really want any of them...

D loves this one...

It is too hard to decide, so my folks are thinking about keeping the 2 little girls and finding the perfect, loving home for the little boy, Possum...

Here is one of the girls... D calls this one "Bootsie." (My parents call her "Ears.")

Below is my Mom's favorite that D calls Alex...

She looks like one happy puppy. :)

I'll let you know what happens.

2 comments:

BaxtersMum said...

your dad looks great!
good luck with the pups.

SunnySD said...

Very cute - they ALL ought to be named "Lucky" because they sure are. Lots of good karma coming your way, that's for certain.