Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Harboring a fugitive

Indeed.  And she's an angel.  She's a Great Pyrenees puppy of, I'm totally guessing here, somewhere between 4-6 months (?)  She's going to be a large dog, but not even half as ginormous as her brother.  


I would absolutely keep her if I didn't already have two dogs, two cats and six horses to care for.  In a New York minute!  She's sweet natured, kind, sensible, quietly playful, thoughtful, intelligent and has a laid back personality.  She sleeps through the night without any accidents and goes potty and poo on command.  She hasn't chewed anything except her Busy Bone or her sock toy.  She doesn't seem to be a real mouthy pup at all.  She's very sensitive and thinks things through.  She's a gem.  We've taught her to walk on a lead with only a few, short lessons.  Good dog.  

The sad part of this story is that she's owned by our neighbors who got her and her brother to guard their chickens from the coyotes.  The male was caught red-pawed chasing our other neighbor's horses and took a kick, but he's apparently alright.  But he is imprisoned for his transgressions in a roughly 6 x 6 cage on concrete with a roof and slatted walls, so when it's windy and rainy, you know how wet he must get.  They seem to spend no time with the dogs, allowing them to run at large and they don't even bother to close their gate.  We've had the little female the last 3 nights and they haven't even inquired about her.  We should be the first place they check because of the number of times we've taken her back home to them.  But I'm finished doing that, so we decided to bring her in, clean her up and see how long it took for them to notice she was gone.  3 days later and no one has even inquired as to her whereabouts.  Unacceptable!  My hubby did take her home this morning, knocked on the door and a man asked, "who's there ?".  My hubs called out that I'm your neighbor and I've got your pup.  Then he waited and waited and waited...he never came to the door.  They do not care.


We're trying very hard to find someone who is interested in giving her a good home.  If we do, the pup is just going to disappear.  I will do it in a heartbeat and not even think twice about it.  No guilt at all.  It's the right thing to do, for this pup.  I may not be able to help the little male, but I would if I could.  She deserves a good home, with people who love her and who care enough to train her to be a good member of society.  Dogs running at large are as bad as horses let go untrained in my book.  I've talked with my neighbor about the situation, and she's the one whose horses were being chased.  She is their landlord and is ultimately responsible for what they do on her property.  There are several other issues besides the dogs too, but I won't get into that here.  My main concern is for this pup right now.  


As you can see, she is lovely.  She will be large, but not overly so for a Great Pyrenees.  I think she may be the runt, or at least one of the smaller pups.  

That's it for today...

15 comments:

Annette Mickelson said...

Our Sedona was mostly kuvasz, which is a sister breed to the Great Pyranese. They are great dogs but they are big and they need room and a job. Sedona patrolled our property constantly; she chased squirrels; she ate chickens... she wasn't an easy dog but she was sweet and I miss her every day. In the right home, they are awesome dogs. I hope you find a home for this sweet girl.

Camryn said...

Good for you. We just went thru the same with a young cat. He's now adored, loved, fed, nueterd and living happily with another neighbor who I suggested need a kitty 😊

Laura Lee said...

She sounds like a sweet puppy. Hope her brother escapes and finds a better life too.

aurora said...

I am stunned that they didn't come to the door, after they replied...no words. Hoping for no altercations, for everyone's sake. I'll never understand people who treat animals poorly, or worse. Kudos to you for opening your home, and your heart, and helping them find their way to a better life.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Thank you for caring for this adorable pup. I hope you're able to find a home for her before the neighbors decide they want her back. What jerks! Some people shouldn't be allowed to have animals. I've always wondered why you would get an animal and then abuse it. Maybe someone where you work knows a family in need of a great dog. Good luck.

Lee Anna said...

Good for you! Just keep harboring her even if those hateful people come asking for her. She deserves so much better! Hopefully, her brother can be rescued before too long. Wishing you and her and him the best...
Lee Anna

Carolynn Anctil said...

My heart bleeds for all the animals that suffer at the hands of uncaring people. Our neighbours have a dog they leave perpetually chained up outside in all kinds of weather since it was a pup. The poor thing never gets to run or exercise and gets very little attention.

I do hope you're able to find a loving home for this dear soul who has been entrusted to your care and that the others find a way out of their situation, too.

Blessings,
Carolynn

C-ingspots said...

Thank you everyone, for your kind words of support. I'm praying for a happy ending (new beginning) to this story.

fernvalley01 said...

Oh man! if I could at all find a way to come scoop her up I would be there in a heartbeat!

C-ingspots said...

How far is it between us Sherry? Consider a roadtrip??? Meet you halfway possibly? :)

fernvalley01 said...

its a 2 day trip toi Seattle but the border would be the issue

aurora said...

I mentioned your post/puppy situation to my hubby...he looked at your post and said "if we had our own land, I would drive to Oregon to pick that puppy up in a heartbeat". If only we were in the position to give this sweet girl a good home to run & do what's natural for her...we could have even met in person! Yes, I am dreaming again. I have no doubt this pup will find a great permanent home!

C-ingspots said...

Oh you two are so sweet! Thank you, if it were only possible...we're still hoping, but believe she and her brother are being chained up now. So sad.

Angel The Alien said...

She's a beautiful doggy! Having read to the end of the comments, it sounds like you did have to give her back? Maybe their landlady will make them give up the dogs, and they will find a better home.

C-ingspots said...

Unfortunately, yes we did have to give the pup back to the owners. My other neighbor, their landlord is mad at me for "picking on" their tenants. She calls herself a "rescuer" of animals, but apparently not when it might affect her rent income. One of their other dogs narrowly escaped being hit by a car the other night. The young gal was very upset and came to our home asking about the dog. The two older dogs are still on the loose, but I believe the pups are either chained up, or caged because we haven't seen them at all. It's a very sad situation, but I haven't given up hope and of course I still pray for a better home...