Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Saturday, October 17, 2009

BREAKING BARRIERS

Someone dumped the stray dog in our area. It seems like a friendly old dog and has a collar but no tags. We run it off every time is shows up to sleep in Ron's shop or our barn somewhere. We feel sorry for the old dog but don't need another dog. This week Hope discovered this wayfaring stranger and the next thing we know, it is on the porch waiting for her. Hope has named it Cookie. (Probably because she's been sneaking it cookies to eat!) Any bets on whether we have a new dog or not?

16 comments:

  1. No bets on this one. It was clearly meant to be.

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  2. Well, Annie, you know what they say about God.

    "When God closes a door, He opens a window."

    He took your Fit (R.I.P.) and gave you Cookie....

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  3. I have never, ever turned a stray away - people or dogs. It's hard to say no to happy eyes and loyalty, after all...

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  4. Aww, I say buy Cookie a collar!

    Sorry about Fit. :(

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  5. Cookies! I say keep it ;)

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  6. Cookie has adopted you and I think you have found a loyal friend that is very grateful for a home. Who knows, Cookie might be the pet that saves your life someday. I have heard of such stories.

    Sorry for your loss on Fit.

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  7. You have a big heart Annie, need I say more?

    Yvonne.

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  8. Do you have a pound in your area? I seem to remember another occasion that someone tried to give you a dog and it seems to me if you don't want it, it would be best to take it to the pound and maybe someone would take it in? This makes me think that maybe someone has become down and out and can't take care of their pet and thinks that since you have a farm you can.......Hard call for sure....because having a pet is a commitment.

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  9. I turned away the other pup because I knew the owners who were trying to shove it off on me. This dog is like us, elderly and needy. We feel like we might need to provide it a retirement home. It is so difficult to believe someone could just dump it. Our Slim is an adopted stray and she is the best dog in the world. She seems eternally grateful. Hopefully one of our other neighbors will adopt Cookie. Meanwhile we'll not let her starve.

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  10. You have a good heart...and Cookie is a lucky dog, a VERY lucky dog, to have you. Any pics??

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  11. My money's on the dog:)

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  12. My money's on the dog too! She CHOSE you!

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  13. Annie, I think you NEED a new dog...lol. I like his new name.

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  14. We leave for ship reunion and family visit next week. Slim will be boarded with our Vet. This will be the test for Cookie. We'll leave her food and water in our big cozy barn and instructions for the neighbors not to run her off. If she settles in while we're gone, we'll take her for shots and have her checked out and claim her as our own. Actually she has gone back to just passing by since our granddaughter left.

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  15. Aww. I don't think I could resist. I like the name!

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  16. How nice that Cookie found you and your family!! :)

    That tractor looks ancient, but pretty cool!!! I know your husband is proud to have it!

    I am so grateful to read about the CT Scan and NO CLOT!! That is wonderful news!! I worked for a doctor that never trusted the radiologists and always looked at the x-rays himself. He caught several things they missed.

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