Thursday, August 15, 2013

From Bonnie's Desk: Dog Rescue was not on my to-do list today!

Traveling the back way from the furniture store to meeting today, I saw a large dog and 4 puppies running loose along the sidewalk. At first glance, it looked like a mama and her puppies had escaped from a back yard. I stopped and rolled my window down to get a better look and it didn’t look good. The pups looked to be about 8 weeks old and their ribs were clearly visible. Mama dog was very friendly and turned out not to be mama but a male dog looking after these 4 boxer mix puppies. I was dressed for a meeting and short on time but quickly decided that the least I could do was go get them some food. 
I went to the house and grabbed the dog food and some water. When I got back to the spot, another person had stopped to see about them and was happy to see me and the food.  Soon, 3 other cars stopped and together we watched them devour the food. The hungry male dog let the puppies push him away from the food bowl so I had to give him food in a separate bowl so he could eat. I was amazed. Phone calls were made to rescue groups, friends, vets and photos were taken. Eventually one of us offered to keep them in his fenced area until they could be officially rescued. I’ll check on them tomorrow. They are super cute, and the adult male dog? A great disposition….and parent!


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