Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The dog that will not go away

This dog was tangled up in barbed wire in the woods nearby a few days ago, and John freed him. He has not gone away since. Right now as I type this he is outside the porch window looking in, howling for someone to come play with him. Doesn't he look a little too cozy curled up on my porch?
Daddy told the kids not to give him food, that he will eventually go home. But he hasn't. The kids have named him "Jackson". I told them not to name him, we can't get attached. But I found myself calling him "Jackson" as I snuck him some food told him to "shoo" today. I left a message at the pound this morning, but then I ignored the phone call when they called back to get our address.

And then I caught John sneaking this dog bed out to him....Hmmm.. I think Jackson is here to stay....

18 comments:

Rich, Andrea, Reece & Owen said...

What a cute story! And your new home, OH, how I would love to live out in the country like that!! Congrats!

Mary Beth said...

He looks like a keeper to me.

Leah said...

We do doggie foster care all the time. Most of the dogs we have were pulled from Animal Control Shelters (aka, the pound) Before they take him, find out what they DO with them. Most shelters only give a dog 3 days to a week to be claimed before they are destroyed. Others transfer them to a rescue.

Wendy said...

Ah, he's beautiful! I'm such a dog person and thrilled to hear Jackson made his way to your house:)

mom2four said...

awww, he's a cutie pie. Sounds like he's settling in nicely ;)

Marlita said...

Maybe the Lord is preparing you for a replacement for Bliss! Doesn't the Bible speak of taking in widows and orphans? And what about, knock and you shall receive? Jackson's knocking...

Christina L said...

Welcome to the country! You will be amazed the type of pets you will end up with. He looks like a sweet dog, though.

jennifer... said...

That's pretty cute, Charissa.

WheresMyAngels said...

He is so cute, do becareful around the children with him. He looks like he may have Pittbull in him. Now I know some great pitts that would never hurt anyone, but you just never know. They have such strenght in their jaws, I just want you all to be safe, since you don't know his history.

Hollands said...

You crack me up.
Gina

Mandy said...

Ok, I'm afraid to ask, but I will....where is your golden pup? I hope you still have her!

Lisa said...

He is a cute dog. He looks like he may have found him a new home.

Anonymous said...

My vote is to keep Jackson. You NEED him!

Jan

Melissa Mc said...

and he needs you! HA!
Melissa

Deb D. said...

Oh, he looks sweet. Like the lion who had a thorn removed, it appears he is claiming you as his to love and protect. I really hope it works out. I think that is so sweet that you didn't answer the call from the pound, and that John provided a bed for him. Bet that's all he wants - a family to belong to and a place he knows as home. (yep - I'm rooting for him!) :-)

Christina said...

He looks cute. He's grateful for you saving him and feels like he owes you something for sure! Dogs bring happiness! I say keep him if no one claims him!

Chad and Dana said...

Jackson seemed like a sweet pup to me when we were over! I say keep'em!
Thanks so much for your hospitality the other day...Our Miss M is still telling everyone about her successful fishing trip! Thanks to you too Simeon!
Here's a link to that blog I mention to you http://www.octamom.com/ Enjoy!

Edith said...

Good post.