Monday, April 30, 2007

new home for a good dog...


There is a dog that has been "surviving" across the street with some pretty neglectful parents since we moved in... this very sweet lab is only 10 months old but has lived her life being tied up outside with little or no attention given to her. Her daily mournful cries have been tugging my heart for months ... I've gone over and untangled her when she managed to wrap her self around a tree and couldn't get under cover or get to water just sitting out in the rain waiting for her owners to come home (which sometimes wasn't at all) and yell at her for what being excited to see them.... I knew I had to figure out some way to help this dog.... finally the opportunity came .. this dogs owners are moving and asked me if I wanted the dog... since I've been wishing I could "steal" this dog from them since December this was a wish answered. The owner said otherwise they'd take her to the pound or "leave her" behind tied up and just come back and feed her every few days! (this was amazing to me)... so Brian and I have taken the dog and are fostering her for a few weeks and then I'm happy to say that Kate the great has decided to make room in her life for this beautiful dog .. So we've "taken ownership"... When They brought me the dog she was of course in heat! yipes so off to the vet asap to see about how and when we can get her fixed get all her vaccines a dog collar etc etc... I'm incredibly grateful to Kate once again.. I know this dog will have an amazing life now : ) I will admit two dogs is a whole new ball of wax... I'm hoping they both settle in ...

her new name will be tallulah (lulu) : )

5 comments:

Pamplemousse said...

Clare, this is so beautifully written, thank you for telling the story here. I can't WAIT to bring Lulu to her new digs with me. You and Brian are heroes for rescuing her.

Lois said...

She's beautiful, and I'm so happy you found a wonderful family for her! Good on you and Kate!

Lois (lots of strawberries and fava beans busting out all over here!)

Clare Carver said...

fava beans!! oh how nice!!! when did you plant those ??? and where are they.. hay also hoe are the lilacs this year they got a very hard prune two years ago and I think this year you should have seen flowers....

Lois said...

Fava beans are between the lilac closest to the street and the pomegranate. When we moved up here in Dec 03, Deb bought a 5# bag of fava beans from Berkeley Hort. Two wonderful years of favas, and 1/3 of the bag was left, so I planted them in December or January - probably Jan. Dug up the ground, added some homegrown compost and scattered the seeds, then layered boughten compost over the seeds and let nature take its course. I took some pics today, I'll try and get them on the internets (God, that man is SUCH A MORON!!!), and send you the link. Also TONS of strawberries, and am trading eggs for honey with Emmanuel and Den. Also planted 10 tomatoes the last week in March, and they are doing pretty good. Have one more patch to dig up and plant...something. Lilacs did bloom this year, very lovely. Potato vine and honeysuckle fabulous beyond words. Salad greens by the asparagus thriving. So glad food is in front since a little terror is coming! Thanks so much, Clare!

Eva Marie Sitterly said...

Clare, this sounds like something I would do. I would plan the dognapping in minute detail and then execute with great stealth. YOU ROCK CHICKEE!!!