So, I’m driving down my road, heading home, yakking on the phone with The Missus, when this little soul pops up out of the brush and almost gets run down by a truck coming the other way. I stopped, got out and make kissing noises until she turned around and came over to me. It was below zero, and there was no way I could leave without scooping her up and taking her home. She drank an entire bowl of water, and ate anything I offered. She tried to pee inside but I had SuperMousey watching her so she was taken outside and finished her business. I think she is housetrained.
Obviously, this dog had been cared for prior to escaping from or being dumped by her previous care-takers. (I hate the term owner) Anyway, she has some issues. I don’t think she can see very well. She turns slow circles, and isn’t very sure-footed. She loves people, and has to be held damn near 24/7, or she wanders around banging into things. She may have epilepsy, as these dogs are somewhat prone to that affliction. Thats just a guess.
She needs an older person who is home alot. She may get along fine with children, if they are older and attentive. But we simply cannot devote the time and attention she needs. I am asking folks to pass along this info in the event someone is willing to step up and care for her. I believe she is a pomeranian, possibly a mix, but I doubt it.
I’ll care for her for a few days, and i will contact our local shelter, but if she is not adopted quickly I will be forced to put her down. She cannot possibly survive on her own, and that seems more humane than leaving her at the shelter where she will likely be euthanized in a group.
Please, no lectures. Every animal we care for was a rescue. We have an indoor Pomeranian that already ties us up more than we can stand at times. Too many tractors, trucks and other dangers for her to live outside, so I cannot forsee a scenario in which she stays here indefinitely. If someone adopts her, i will pay for a vet visit, and deliver her within 100 miles.