Donor Dog

There’s a section of road near my mother’s house that is kind of secluded and it’s near a highway.  Because of this people frequently drop off dogs over there and they soon show up at my mother’s house or one of the neighbors.  A little while back one of these donor dogs showed up here.  My mother would feed her whenever she’d show up, but mostly she seemed to drift around the neighborhood. 

I’d been thinking of getting a dog for a while now, but I suppose this is one of those cases where the dog more or less found me.  I’m going to take her home with me and keep her at my house when I leave.  I’ve got a good sized back yard and a 20ftx22ft enclosed patio as well as a dog house, so there will be room for her to run around while I’m away at work. 

She seems to be a friendly dog and she acts like she’s been someone’s pet.  I put a collar on her and when I put the leash on she stayed right by my side as I walked.  She didn’t try to pull me down or get away.  She acts like she’s been on a leash before.  According to my mother she will also try to get into the car with you.  Everything points to her being a good pet, which is why I have such a hard time with why someone would just leave her out here in the country.

I gave her a bath with some flea soap (although I think she managed to get more water on me that I did on her) to try to get the worst of the ticks and fleas off of her.  If I can get some time with a local vet tomorrow I’m going to take her in for shots and an exam. 

I decided to name her “Boots” because of the white markings on her front paws.  It looks like she’s wearing little white boots.