Sewing mixed up with some books, recipes and musings.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Another Lucky dog
We've always said that our dog, Sam, is the luckiest dog on planet Earth. It was next to impossible for us to find a place to rent in the winter here in Florida and so eight years ago we bought a condo...because of the dog!! Sam loves his life here, as we do, and all three of us socialize each morning at the dogpark. So this morning we walked into the dogpark and were greeted by this adorable face at the gate. Just figured, oh, someone new today. One of our friends, an early arrival, was calling him "Lucky." We heard the story that he was obviously dumped at the park (not uncommon, unfortunately) when they came this morning. So among the 8 humans there we started discussing what to do. He's remarkably quiet, no yipping, has a collar, but is not neutered and slightly skittish but submissive and fine with all the other dogs. Hmmmm, you can see where this is going, can't you? I was hoping that after our "bucket list" trip in two months to start lobbying for a second dog. I really wanted a female since Sam's an alpha male. But then "Lucky" showed up. We brought him home this morning, fed him and now are arranging for him to get groomed, a vet inspection (maybe he is chipped) and neutered. We'll foster him this week and see how the two of them get along. Sam's not thrilled at the moment but no aggression from Sam and Lucky is perfectly happy and submissive to all concerned. Let's see, it was a jacket a month, not a dog a month, right?