Friday, September 26, 2014

Gone to the Dogs

I guess they needed a brother
This is a horse blog, but I have dogs too. Cute ones who are well trained and good to be around. If you've been here a while, you're familiar with Lewis the giant corgi and Chaucer the beagle.

They are great. They get along well, they're happy to hang out, they know our routines, all that. I like having two dogs. It is the most dogs I have ever had and I think it is plenty.







little brown dog
Fun fact: we are super short handed at my job right now, so instead of normal office flunky/other duties as assigned, lately it's been all "other duties aka field work" and yeah, when you work in construction, that shit is hard work.

Regardless. I show up at the jobsite on Monday and there is a random little brown dog running around. No one knows where he came from, the jobsite is right off a busy highway, and we're running heavy equipment all over the place. It's no place for a dog.


The construction dog
I do the grown adult thing and call animal control. He's a cool little dog and I feel bad for him. I'd love to go knock on some doors on find his owners (who must be frantic), but that whole work thing was getting in the way. I left my number with the super nice AC officer just in case, but he was way too cool a dog to be alone.

Or so I thought.

After the requisite three days, I get a call from the nice AC officer telling me the brown dog was abandoned and no one is looking for him. And she picked up another one just like him the same day, like someone dumped littermates.

and he cuddles like a champ
Ugh. I told her to list him with the local rescues and see what happens, but I also poked around local rescue websites and discovered that they were all full.

And the poor guy had just been dumped on a busy highway, then locked up in doggy jail.

And my husband is as big a softie as I am and said I could do whatever I wanted.

I called Animal Control again, just sure that someone had snapped him up or claimed him, but the little guy was  hanging out at the pound.

And so I took a long lunch and drove up and got him.




I initially thought he was housebroken and about a year old. I now think he's a puppy puppy, like under six months :-/ eek! Long time since I have had one of those. Best guess is that he's a dachshund/chihuahua cross, which sounds horrific. Thus far, he's been calm and quiet and puppyish, but not bad. We're crate training and potty training and he's integrating into my little pack well.

I'm still picking out a name. No clue on that one. The vet laughed when I made an appointment for "unknown breed and age, name Brown Dog".

I didn't want three dogs, but how do you say no when they find you?

34 comments:

  1. Aw, he's a cutie. we've done that more times than I can count, haha! Right now we're up to 5, one of them is temporary (helping him find a forever home) and I didn't plan on getting my chihuahua at all, but kinda like brown dog, she found me and now she's my shadow and I couldn't ever dream of getting rid of her.

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  2. Love Brown Dog!! I think you should keep it :)

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  3. Ermahgawd, THE EARZ! How can you not love THE EARZ!

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  4. I absolutely hate chihuahua/dachshund mixes, but my cousin has one and he's a great little dog. He certainly looks like he could be that sort of mix. Anyways, he sure has found a wonderful home.

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  5. PUPPY! He's too cute, congrats on your new little baby!

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  6. Aww little brown dog is adorable! Congrats on the new addition!

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  7. Aww he's adorable! He's lucky he found you :)

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  8. he is SUPER cute - can't say no to that face!

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  9. That is a cute little face for real. I am not sure there is much you can do when they just crawl into your heart. Lucky boy!

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  10. And now you understand exactly how I got my third dog. :) I love him! He's lucky you and your husband are good people and now he has a loving home.

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  11. Oh my gosh he's so cute!! Hubs and I have been thinking about getting a 3rd dog for many months now, but keep hesitating. 2 is plenty, but there are so many that need homes!

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  12. Awe Brown Dog hit the jackpot! Chi's aren't as bad as one might think. I have one who is not yappy but they are hard to house train. Hence why we call her Nugget :)

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  13. Yay! Soon you shall be surrounded by a rolling carpet of short-legged dogs! Should he be Dickens, to go with your other literary hounds?

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  14. Dickens because I think it suits him and suits his "raised from hard luck" station in life. Just don't go all crazy lady on him and burn down the house in your wedding dress. ;)

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    1. I love the idea, right up until I picture myself yelling "DICK" after a wiener dog.

      :-/ let's not explain that one to the kiddos.

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    2. Oh. Of course. :p It's a hilarious picture, but yes, not to be explained. :D

      Hugo? Melville? :D Stop me whenever.

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  15. Or Finder, because he found you and because Finder was the equine actor who was Seabiscuit and Joey... He's so adorable!!

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  16. Milton, because maybe I'm reading things in, but it looks like your other pups are named after authors... and Milton wrote both Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained. The latter seems appropriate. ;)

    Our pup was a "found on the side of a highway" dog as well - 18 months old, probably had had puppies pretty shortly before, and we think we saw the jerk that ditched her driving off. Poor baby.

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  17. The chiweenies I have known have been excellent dogs!!

    Matt says that he looks like an Eliot. :)

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  18. You're worse than I am!! I'm so glad you're keeping him :)

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  19. He is super cute and really lucky!

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  20. Love this story! The wonderful chocolate lab we adopted came with the name Brown Dog. We kept the name and she was the best dog ever :)

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  21. hes soooo cute!!! So glad he found you

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  22. Aww SO cute! This will totally be me when I graduate and get my own place..

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  23. He is adorable!!!! Congrats on the new member of your family! Good luck on the name thing. I've had my goats two weeks and still can't think of anything!

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