Friday, April 20, 2012
A nice way to spend a rainy day...
I rescued another dog yesterday.
She'd been in 'Animal Control' since April 5 and it seems that nobody wanted her.
She was clearly not doing well kept in the shelter. She was quite fearful and VERY thin. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to help her at first as she greeted me with some rather aggressive barking and threatening behavior. Fortunately, I recognize this as defensive behavior on the part of a frightened dog and I sat down on the floor in front of her pen.
The poor thing was still worried and obviously distressed but she stopped barking at me. I think one of the saddest sites is looking at a dog that is trapped behind bars.
An amazing transformation took place the instant the shelter attendant put a leash on "Cricket" (what I've decided to call her). All fear was replaced with happiness and expectation! She was overjoyed to be getting out of that pen.
Cricket was a very good girl on the car ride home in the rain.
I'm thinking that she may just be a black lab/greyhound mix.
She's quite tall and elegant, with a long, narrow head and muzzle, like a greyhound. She also has a long, slender body (in addition to being very underweight) and long, refined legs. Her coat color ranges from deep, ebony black to warm, mahogany brown with white on her chin and two of her paws. She really is quite lovely. And it turns out...a real SWEETHEART!
She knows her basic commands and seems to enjoy showing off for me.
She was very well behaved during the car ride home and if you'd like to see how she did once we got back 'Home', hop on over to Hero's Blog to see how meeting the other dogs went...
Give Hero a few minutes to do that post though as I have to go get everyone FED right now!
Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to hug your Dog.
Or significant other.
Or a stranger!