Friday, June 3, 2011

Thief of Hearts

Clancy brought this small dog home from work on Wednesday.  This little guy had been living in a stack of round bales at my dad's mill yard where Clancy has his sawmill.  He was first discovered in January!...and after many months of coaxing, he finally tamed down enough to hang out around the guys during the work day.  They would set food out for him...he would even take it from their fingers...but he still wouldn't let anyone touch him.
Finally, Clancy borrowed a live trap from a friend and captured this sweet little guy.
He is extremely timid.  Clearly he has learned that he can't trust anyone.  But even after just a day at home with us he has learned it is safe to relax a little bit.  Since we live so far from other people, we think someone must have dumped him off along the main road.  He was obviously some one's pet, once upon a time, because he is housebroke and leash trained.
He also prefers women to men.  He warmed right up to me, and now I have a little white shadow.  He doesn't like to let me out of his site.  Yes....he's a little heart breaker....
This dog is definitely a survivor, and I think he has more than earned a safe and happy life with people that love him.  The plan was to tame him down and then find someone to take him.  Clancy got pretty attached to him at the mill, though, and claims he would not give him up to "just anybody."  We do NOT need a fourth dog!  But with Clancy's heart already melted...I have a feeling that this little dog could end up staying...
(sigh) 

8 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, but he's a small mouth to feed, right? I'm so glad he's found safe harbor with you. What do you call him?

Nancy K. said...

Poor little guy! How wonderful of Clancy to care enough to bring him home...

Becky Utecht said...

Oh, he's so cute! Yeah for Clancy.

Spinners End Farm said...

He is verra cute. He could be the little guy to the big guy! :) You are such nice people.

Kelly Bartels said...

Seems like "someone" decided that was going to be your dog. You are kind souls to take him in to your home. Makes me sort of weepy when I hear about that sort of kindness.

Sabrina Wille Erickson said...

Clancy called him Buddy at the mill. He has decided I'M his person...and now he is like a little white familiar. I call him Bouton after Mother Hildegarde's dog in "Dragonfly in Amber."

He goes in to be neutered Monday morning. We would give him up to the right person...but otherwise, he will stay....since he does seem to have "picked" us.

stephen rouse said...

You are doing the right thing. He deserves to stay where he is appreciated and loved. Good for you! :-)

stephen rouse said...

I don't understand how people who have nice pets like that can just kick them out of their lives. I've seen it done over and over -- even know of shetland breeders who have done it. Shame on them. Our throw away society. Sickening.