Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I think I've been adopted!

I opened my door last Friday morning and ALMOST peed my pants! There was a big dog sitting inside my garage by the door! I thought I heard something Thurs. night, but didn't see anything outside. That's because he was INSIDE the garage. I felt bad because I was leaving, so gave him some turkey and milk. Well?? I haven't had a dog for 8 years and had nothing else. I left for the day and when I came home 12 hours later. He was still there! So I went and bought more food and then next morning before my classes, I went to the newest neighbors in our area and he didn't seem to belong to anyone. Which made me highly suspect he was a drop off. I live in the country and there are about a dozen homes close and then nothing but farms. Too far away to run away and then want to come into MY house. Oh yeah, he's definitely an indoor dog. He whines all day wanting in.
See his one blue eye and the other brown? Kind of creepy looking at first...

Of course the dog warden isn't in on the weekends, so I took him to get a bath (and where I discovered that he really is a he and not a 'she' like I first thought!). Then I could let him in the house. Well, he sticks to me like glue. The grandkids decided they like the name Maverick. So, that's what he'll be for the time being.

I called the dog warden on Monday morning, and no reports of a lost dog to that description! I suspected as much. No, I told her, don't come and get him yet. I want to see if I post a few signs, if I get a response. Nothing yet. IN the meantime, he's getting pretty used to being here. I allowed him to stay in the house last night and guess what? I woke up with a big black dog sleeping right next to me---in MY bed!! I started laughing because his head was almost on my pillow. I wish I would have had a camera. So, what's a girl to do? Friends think that God sent him to me to keep my company while hubby is away (he's in China for 10 days).
If only we didn't travel so much. I don't know what we'll do. But I hate to turn him in because I know what they do if no one claims them after a few days.

On another note.. took the kids to the park and talked them into taking a hike with me. Sneaky way to get my exercise in!

Alia had her 2nd birthday--what a big girl she is becoming.

Whew! It's been a busy few usual. More later................


~Trish said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family!! I'd rather sleep with my dogs than my husband ... they don't hog the bed as much and they don't snore as loudly. If it's meant to be, you won't have any problems arranging for dog sitting while you're away. And you'll have someone waiting at home for you to return.

Janet said...

I hope everything works out with the dog, he wants to live with you.Do they microchip them over there?
Look at that 2 year old cutie!

Carol said...

He's a cutie...and you can just tell he appreciates being with you. I'll bet he'll be a very good dog! Your grandchildren are as cute as they can be...being a grandma is the best thing in the whole world.

Blessed said...
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Blessed said...

What a gorgeous dog. Don't they just pull at the heart strings. He's a little gift from heaven.
I agree with Trish - you'll find someone to look after him while you are away.
Love to hear what happens.