I think animals know that I am a "sucker" and will take them in.
Zippo, my 12-year old cat, showed up on our doorstep when he was about four months old.
Then, in August 2010, Clementine also showed up on my porch.
(Monkey - yes, that's his name - is her baby.)
Late last night, I looked out my front door, and there was a dog on my porch!
I was talking to him through the screen and he didn't run away.
Tim went outside to see the dog and the dog jumped on him and
started licking his face.
I couldn't just leave the dog roam free, especially at night when he was more
likely to get hit by a car or attacked by a coyote.
And it was SO cold last night.
I also couldn't bring the dog into our house because of the cats.
So, I put the dog in the garage and gave him a fresh bowl of water
and Thanksgiving leftovers (turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, and green beans!)
I had a little doggie bed in the basement, so I put that in the garage,
along with some newspapers - so that hopefully, he'd use those for
Doggie was certainly glad to see me this morning. Look at his sweet face!
I brought him inside and put him in one of the bathrooms,
as I felt sorry for him in the cold garage.
I had to take Monkey to the vet, so I inquired there as to what to do about the dog.
They advised bringing him in so they could scan him for a micro chip.
He did indeed have one and the vet called the owner and left a message.
They kept the dog there in a kennel and told me they'd let me know if the
owner called to claim him, otherwise they'd call Animal Control.
I was so happy to hear from the vet's office later, that the owner did indeed
call them. Yay!
On another note, I made a quick stop at a different Goodwill store today.
I only found a few items this time, though I did get about six books.
I really don't need any more Christmas decorations, but I couldn't resist
this tin Santa.
I also have a thing for pottery and have started a small collection.
I liked this little pitcher because of the cheery yellow flowers.
My best find was this beautiful Paragon tea cup and saucer for only $1.99!
I don't think whomever priced it realized the value of Paragon.
My mom collects tea cups and saucers and one of her favorites
is Paragon, so I'm giving this to her. :-)
The only thing I couldn't figure out about the tea cup was this strange gold
lettering (ESOR) on the bottom of the cup.
Anyone have any idea what it could mean?
I did a Google search, but didn't come up with anything.
Have a lovely day ~ and please get your pets micro chipped if you haven't
already done so!