Thursday, April 27, 2017
Thinking Of Dogs Tonight
I'm more of a cat person and haven't had a dog in several years but they do amaze me. When we go on our usual hour trek around some country roads past small ranches at some of the gates there will be a dog or two waiting patiently. We presume the owners have gone probably in to town and the dogs are waiting their return. My last dogs were Dolly and her son B.G." Burglar Guard". Dolly was a grey dog with so much hair I had to cut it several times a year. The thing I liked about her is she would never go out of the yard even if the gate was left open. This was a plus when I was doing yard work. We let her have one litter of puppies and kept B.G. that was one out of a bunch. We found homes for the rest. B.G. grew to be a very large dog and was black and white. Mel had made a swing from an old plastic milk case for our grandson. B.G. loved for us to sit him up in the swing and swing him. I do have a picture somewhere. He got so large it was all I could do to lift him up into the swing so his swinging wasn't very often after he was grown. After Mel died I felt I needed to find a home for B.G. because I was going on a lot of trips but felt I needed to keep Dolly as she was getting very old. I found an older man who fell in love with B.G. and when he left with him it was quite a sight with B.G. sitting in the passenger side beside the man driving. It took a lot of Purina Dog Chow to fill these two up. I bought it at a feed store and once when I opened the bag I found a heavy iron part that was evidently a part of a machine Purina used. I took it back to the feed store and told them where I found it and I thought Purina would like to have it back. They looked at me like I was a little weird, guess they thought I was going to complain about something. Not my intention at all. As I said I was just thinking about dogs tonight.