I showed up this weekend at the shelter and a quick inventory all my buddies were still there. Tony and Turk not getting adopted still puzzles me. I had bought a 30 foot lead so I could take Sirus down to a pond on one of the trails and let him swim. The short leash just wasn’t enough and normally meant I would be ankle deep. Walked him and Tony. Buddy is already being walked by another volunteer but I have to find time to spoil him too. Cuervo has become very defensive since Wink left.
I came across a poor little dog on Sunday that made me sad. He looked like a little Dogue de Bordeaux (aka French Mastiff) so he peaked my interest. Based on size I would guess he is very young. He would look at you but wouldn’t get up, even when I walked into his spot in the yard. I laid down with him, hand feeding him. The reason I cold only venture a guess that he was a de Bordeaux was size and face but because of his mange it was really hard to say for sure. Not familiar with the breed? rent the movie Turner & Hooch that’s him. A few years ago when I was thinking of getting a new dog I was looking for this breed and found they were hard to come by. Which makes it even more disturbing why we have a puppy and that he was obviously not cared for. I did not check on the back story regarding how he ended up at the shelter but for now its another on my list for hanging out with. I went this evening (normally I only go on a week night when the temperatures are brutally cold so I can help the staff get the dogs back inside quicker) to see how he was as I knew he was going to see the veterinarian on Monday. He was up, a little slow but moving, much more receptive to petting and snacks, even licked my hand and face. So for now, looks like I have another buddy.