Welp, like the title says...Josh and I rescued a dog. Its a long story...so here goes...
The other day, Josh came home from work, saying how a buddy of his was telling him about how his father-in-law had a pitbull/boxer mix pup, and that the man didnt want it anymore...but he is a complete deadbeat, so his resolution to the problem was to tie the poor dog to a tree and stop feeding it...leaving her for dead! When Josh told me, I was heartbroken that someone would even do this, I mean I see it on TV all the time, but I guess it just hit home...ya know...so anyways...It kinda stirred in Josh and my thoughts for the past day...about how we wanted to call animal control about the guy...but there were two reasons that kept us from calling, one because his work friend didnt want to cause a rift in the family, and Josh didnt want to get the guy tons of grief...and two, because she has Pit in her, she would most likely get picked up and euthanized...and neither of us wanted her to die...sooo this morning when Josh got home from work he told me him and the guy from work were going to go look at the dog. And he did just that...and I will tell you, I am thankful I married an animal lover just like me, and that Josh has the heart not to leave an animal in that type of situation...So about an hour later, Josh comes home, with the dog. The poor thing...you can see her spine, her hip bones, and her ribs...she has scars and marks on her face, back and legs, like she possibly got in a scramble with another dog, or worse was being used as a bait dog for fighting...and she was infested with fleas. Well first thing I did was call off of work...then we gave her a bath, which she desperately needed...we gave her a flea bath, it was so sickening how many fleas were on her. It made me want to barf. The air in the bathroom smelled like iron from the dried blood. The water was completely black when we were done...then we gave her a second bath to get the rest of the dirt off of her...this time we used Johnsons baby shampoo...then we fed her...we got her some canned California Natural and mixed it with the Chicken Soup dog food, she ate it so fast we were afraid she would bloat!! Then Josh and me went to the vet and got her some frontline...we cant get an actual appointment until monday for shots and a heartworm test. Other than being emaciated I think she is pretty healthy...she is just really tired. She ate, drank, and now is sleeping. She hasnt gone to the bathroom for us yet though...but heck with the wood floors, at least an accident wont be too horrible...so yep guys, this is my exciting day. Neither Josh or me really want a third dog, but when it comes right down to it, how can you leave a dog in that situation and just let it die if you know how its living?? We couldnt.
We put up a sign for her at the vet and at Sweet Feed, incase anyone wants a dog...but we will be screening like crazy since she has Pit in her. But of course, when we were at Sweet Feed, we got her a collar and a bone...I have a feeling that unless we find an extremely exception person to take her, that we will be keeping her...She is just such a sweetie. She wont leave your side...and the funniest thing, is she looks just like Harlie, except for she has a little darker black on her muzzle than Harlie does.
If we keep her, I think we might rename her Callie, because she liked the California Natural so much. But who knows...we'll see what happens. We havent introduced all the dogs yet...we figure we are going to keep them seperated at least until tomorrow, we want the Frontline to kick in on Sasha/Callie and we want her to get used to her surroundings a little before she is any more overwhelmed by adding two more dogs into the mix.
So guys...I just wanted to let you know...we might possibly have a seventh member in our family.
I will post pics tomorrow when Im at work. My USB cord for my camera is there