Over the years I have had a few dogs. They just show up when I least expect them. Sometimes I take them in and have them for awhile, that is for as long as they live. Other times I find them a home, hopefully it will be a good home with someone that cares about the canine animals.
I had to put two dogs down in the eighties and I really didn’t want another dog because it was too hard to have to lose a dog. When you spend several years with a canine you get attached to them and it breaks your heart if you have to put them to sleep.
There is a lot of people that feel that a dog is just a dog. My wife and I get attached to them. In 1996 a lady at Nancy’s work was trying to find a home for a small dog [a BLACK Pekingese] We took him in. don’t really know how old he was.
We named him “Pooh Bear”
HE loved us but he didn’t like most people, which didn’t surprise us because we think he had been abused. . He didn’t like anyone with boots and he protected his territory. He could snore like no bodies business and he loved his belly rubbed. To us he was precious.
Four years after we got Pooh Bear, Nancy and I hosted a campground for the Army Corp of Engineers at Pine Flat Lake out of Fresno,CA. That wasn’t to hard to take with the lake only 100 feet or so from our motor home and I love to fish. The lake has 64 miles of shore line and when full it’s a million acre foot lake. There is a small mobile home park,we called a fish camp, less than 3/8 of a mile up the road. Seems that someone dropped thier dog off and just abandoned him. When we arrived there he would sit out in the road and watch our motor home but not to close. Nancy said,”he looks hungry.” So it begins again! When we left there we had another dog. His name was “Bingo”
He tolerated me but loved Nancy, He defiantly was Nancy’s dog. Bingo and Pooh Bear got along very well. The boys loved to go on trips in our motor home. When we would start loading the motor home to go on trips, the boys were the first to get in It didn’t matter how long it took to load the m/h, with other belongings those boys would not leave until we got somewhere else. Any place was good for them. We called Pooh Bear our one way dog because if he was not on a leash he would just keep going straight ahead, one way. We had many joyful years with the two boys. Pooh Bear got real sick, then a year and a half later Bingo got real sick. The two boys are gone now but are still deep in our memory and are hearts. Sometimes when we talk about them we still get a little teary eyed.
Just a few weeks ago we were at a store and a little girl in the next aisle in a grocery cart was singing “B-I-N-G-O B-I-N-G-O and Bingo was his name.” I’m in the next aisle over, started singing a long with her as I walked around to see her, her mom was smiling and her daughter was smiling but started singing louder. It was all good.
Nancy and I agreed not to have another dog for awhile after losing the two boys. About a year and a half later a little puppy showed up at our motor home. Nancy thought he looks hungry. So it begins again!
We named him Cooter
We found him in Augusta,Georgia six years ago.When he first showed up we decided to try and find him a home. We gave him to our friends neighbor. A few weeks later the neighbor asked if we wanted him back. He was sick with parvo. We took him to the vet and treated him for parvo. Six years and 75 pounds latter he is still with us. He thinks that everyone that he meets is his friend and wags his tail so hard that half of his body wags.
We call him our Georgia bird dog.
Have you rescued a dog?