Sunday, November 6, 2011
Well, it has been a quiet week end here at the dog house. We looked up the diary of fosters that we have had in our home. Boo Boo Bear is the 75th foster we have had. Roxie, who was adopted out two weeks ago, was the 73rd, and since she came back and left again, she may also be 76. We are not sure if we get to count her in the number of fosters since she was still only one dog but she went through twice and was adopted out twice. This time it is going to stick, she is doing wonderful in her new forever home. Rescue is still going strong, we understand that we have another lady who will be joining us shortly, so she will be either the 76th or 77 rescue in our home.
We suspect that Mr. Bear will be here a long time. With his inability to walk, he is not going to find many people that want to adopt a dog that can't go on walks with them or play fetch. He says it is fine, he is happy here and he has unpacked his bags. He is quite happy being a permanent foster.
Bear has been entertaining the house by chasing mice. Mini Cat catches mice in the field behind the house and brings them in to play with. Bear tries to take them away. It is amazing how fast Bear can move when Mini Cat plays with a mouse just under Bear's nose. Mini Cat likes to show off, so she brings them in where everyone can see how great a hunter she is. Somehow during the last exchange of mice, Bear got a claw to the nose and his nose is still tender and dripping from time to time. There was enough blood that the carpet machine had to come out. Noses apparently do not heal rapidly. The mouse got away, and we are still looking for it. Mini does not get upset, she said she can get another. The Paw Challenged One's were a little upset though,.
Mini likes to hunt in the field behind the house, but at night the coyotes hunt there. Now that the nights are getting colder, the coyotes are hunting closer to the homes. The dog door is getting locked at night so that Mini does not go out after dark.
The Paw Challenged One has been busy in the basement. He has a large number of fish tanks down there, and he has been busy with some new fish. He picked up some extinct fish and endangered fish at a recent fish event. Extinct? Yea, that is what we thought too.... It turns out that they are only extinct in the wild and there was a effort to have people keep them to spread the gene pool and not keep too many of them in one facility. So he has dedicated several tanks to them and is keeping records on them. So if you want to see some "extinct" and endangered fish, just call us. In the meantime, there is no more sushi on the menu.
One more important item for our local readers. Murdoch's Ranch supply is having a grand opening in Parker, through the 13th, they are selling the large bags of Nutro Dog Food at "Buy two, get one free". So stock up, a house full of rescues eats a lot of food.
Mogley G. Retriever