As a lot of you know, our girl Pepper came to us in January of this year as a stray I found on the side of the road. And before Pepper, our girl Mia found us. So, needless to say, I have a soft spot for dogs. Especially, stray dogs.
If I could, I would open a shelter for dogs and I would just take care of them all. Of course, I don't have the money or facilities to do that, and I know that McD is happy about that.
After I brought Pepper home, I saw another stray dog roaming around our gate. She was a bit standoffish, but I tried to get her to come to me each time I saw her. I even started taking her food. I mean, at the time, I didn't know if she was being fed. I would pour the dry food out on the ground, walk away, get back in my pick-up and drive off, and then she would go eat the food. I would have to watch her from my rearview mirror.
I started keeping dog food and treats in my pick-up, just in case she was around.
Eventually, she started coming to me and letting me pet her. Then, she got to where she would give me a kiss, and roll over onto her back so I could scratch her stomach. She whimpers and whines the whole time.
For some silly reason I never even thought to take photos of her, until today. :)
This is how it goes every time I see her.
First, I give her a Milk-Bone biscuit. She loves them!!
She noticed that I had the bag of food, but I also had a can of Alpo. She wasn't taking her eyes off of that can.
But just when I thought she was going to come over to me, you know...to thank me, she headed for the empty can. My aging joints did not react near as fast as I hoped. She grabbed the can, and headed back for the pond. She stopped occasionally to glance back my way, but she was not coming to thank me.
She deserves to have a name. We call her The Dog, and I have decided that I want to name her. She may never know her name, but we will.
Help me name her!