Time has a way of flying by, and I have a way of avoiding my blog, I think! I’ve also been sick a few days last week, so I have a little excuse. Since Thanksgiving, we’ve had White Christmas, brought Charlie home, done a little Christmas shopping, brought Charlie home, took the grandkids to our town Christmas parade, brought Charlie home, attended Bill’s company Christmas party, brought Charlie home, practiced for our church choir program, brought Charlie home…
It seems as though we have spent the past 3 weeks bringing Charlie back home. At first, we found him on the local pound website. A neighbor one street over saw him visiting a “girlfriend” but didn’t know who he belonged to. The owner of the “girlfriend” is known to have shot a dog or two, and this kind neighbor didn’t want him to be harmed, so she hauled him to the pound. Well, $105 later, we brought him home. Bill met said neighbor, which is a good thing because Charlie has taken a liking to her. We seriously bring him home at least once a day! We’ve chained him, locked him in our store house, he even spent the night INSIDE our house one night. The longest.night.ever!!!!! He paced and whimpered all night long! Charlie would walk up to Molly and BEG her to wake up and play. She couldn’t understand why anyone would want wake up at 2:00 and play. Neither could I.
Come to find out, our nice neighbor had a female dog that Charlie was interested in, therefore ol’ Chuck would do anything to get over to see her. Another problem is that the neighbor calls EVERY time Charlie comes for a visit, and sometimes when he doesn’t. She checks on him, brings collars that might keep him home (they don’t), she even offered the name of a discount neuter vet clinic. We indeed plan to take care of that issue, but the vet hospital that the pound uses, the one that will get us $60 of our $105 back, hasn’t opened its doors yet. So she calls. And calls. Actually, the calls have stopped as of Friday. I think it’s because we have managed to keep Charlie home for the most part. He has gone astray a couple of times, but the neighbor must have been at work. I’m so tired of keeping Charlie chained, though. We used to have a fence around the entire yard, but several years ago we had to take the fence down because we were having the pine trees cut. It’s not really been a problem until now. We live in a rural, very small neighborhood, and our dogs stayed home…until now! So, Charlie must stay tied. And it’s sad. I am hoping beyond hope that my boys will get the fence back up when they are here over the holidays. I’ve asked Bo, but haven’t sprung the idea on Will. He’s a good scout, and he loves his mother-in-law. And he loves Charlie. I think we’re good!
I had hoped to write about the other activities on my list, but time has gotten away from me once again! Tomorrow is Family Day, and we will be at my sister Bettye’s home. I cannot wait! Good food, good company, and amazing Christmas decor!!
God bless your day!