Saturday, January 16, 2010

Unexpected Guest

We have an unexpected visitor at our house today.  Mommee saw him wandering up and down our street this morning.  He had no collar, and he was very skittish, so mommee went back inside and got one of our leashes and some treats to see if she could round him up.  We live pretty close to a very busy street, and she didn't want him to get run over!

She was able to get a leash on him, and get him into the car, where she promptly took him to SICSA, a local rescue agency.  They don't accept strays there, but mommee put in a notice about him, and also got him scanned for a microchip--which he didn't have.  She also had them check to see if he was neutered, which he wasn't.  This made her a little nervous to take him home, because Waldo is intact.

He was filthy dirty because of all the melting snow here.  Mommee drove him up and down the streets in our neighborhood, to ask if anyone was missing a dog, or recognized him, but no one did.  Mommee took him to lunch with her (drive-thru), and then stopped at the vet that is close to our house to put his name there, and see if anyone recognized him (nope).

So, she brought him back home.  She put the big dogs in the back room so she could clean him off.  He wouldn't go into the tub, so she just cleaned him with a wet towel.  He didn't mind mommee looking inside of his ears (clean), and cleaning between his toes, and checking his teeth (there, and clean).  He was a very nice doggie.  Mommee decided to introduce him to us--which didn't go so great at first.  He growled a lot at us, and he tried to bite Waldo.  Mommee figures he must be an only dog.  Mommee was very proud of herself, though.  She says she went "all ninja and Cesar Millan on him", and flipped him over on his side and put a bite hold on him so that he would know that mommee is the boss!  He's much better with us now.  He still growls sometimes, but mommee gives the "ah ah" noise that she gives with us, and he stops.  (edit: he tried to bite Waldo again tonight, but daddee did the Cesar move on him)

Mommee called the local Humane Society, and put his info there, too (no one had called).  And daddee put an ad on Craigslist about him.  Tomorrow, we are going to put up signs in our neighborhood, and we'll take him for a walk to see if anyone recognizes him.

We're hoping to find his home--otherwise we'll have to take him to the Humane Society.  The people at SICSA all loved him, and said he would be a good candidate for adoption, and for low-cost neutering.  He's super-sweet, though, and mommee is growing attached to him.  She's named him Felix for now.

We thought that you all could cross your paws for him, and that we can find his forever home!

p.s.  Mommee giggled when she went into SICSA, and a couple of patrons there said, "What a big dog!"  I said to them, "He'd be the smallest dog in our house!"  (he's about the same size as Gus--a little longer--but he's very fluffy.  Lab face, maybe Shepherd/Husky body and tail?)


Elizabeth said...

Aw, he has a sweet smile! Let's hope is owners come looking for him soon. In the meantime, thanks for all of your hard work!

Elizabeth & Luna

Noah the Airedale said...

Awww we hope Felix finds his home soon. He looks very sweet. Thank you Gus & Waldo's mum for helping him.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Mango said...

Your mom and dad are good to bring him home and get him cleaned up. He is so handsome. I think somebody must be missing him. I hope he can find his real home soon.


Bijou said...

Hi Guys,

We will keep our paws crossed that Felix is found by his hoomans soon. If not, we hope he gets a new furever home where he will be taken good care of. Thanks to your pawrents he is safe til then.


Lena said...

What a great mommee you guys have!! Yay for her! That Felix sure is a handsome boy, hope his family finds him soon! Good luck - keep us informed!

Lena & Kane

Stella, Gunther & Betty said...

That's so nice of your mom to run out and take care of 'Felix'. Bummer no one got mom doing her ninja moves. That would have been something! Our mom goes all ninja on Betty sometimes, but she's little so it takes minimal effort. I'm sure it takes a lot of mom muscle to flip Felix over! Whew!

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Lorenza said...

Your mommee is pawesome!
Glad she found him.
Paws crossed for Felix. I hope he finds his home soon!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a handsome fella!

Khudos to your mommee fur doing such great stuff fur him!

My mom is always on the lookout fur loose khanines - so she'd do the same thing -

Paws khrossed fur him!


The OP Pack said...

Your Mom is so good to try to help him find his way home. We hope his owners show up.

Tail wags, Phantom and Thunder

Dennis the Vizsla said...

He looks very sweet!

Moco said...

He looks like a very nice fella. We will send good vibes to find him his home or another good one.

Mindy Lu said...

Bark! What a good mommy you have. My mommy would be afraid to attempt to bring one in with mean ole me around. Fortunatly she hasnt had to do that. BARK! Sasha the Princess!

Honey the Great Dane said...

That doggie is so lucky that you have such a nice human who was willing to spend all that time helping him! I hope he finds a nice forever home soon.

When I was out walking with Hsin-Yi once, we also found a doggie wandering - he was a Border Collie and we brought him home too. But luckily, he was very friendly and he & I had a great play while Hsin-Yi was ringing the Animal Control peopl and trying to find his owners. They found them in the end and took him home - I would have liked him to stay a couple more days!! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a handsome boy he is! Your mommy is a gem!
We hope Felix finds his forever home soon!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

What a sweetie and good job mom for "catching" him. We hope Felix will find his furever home soon.
Daddy found a black lab once before and she stayed with us for a night and the next morning when dad went to the local Stewarts shop, he saw the sign for her and called her pawrents.

Sam & June

River said...

He is beautiful! What a nice thing your mom did to save him. My mom says yellow labs go VERY fast. We rescue all yellow and chocolate because they are easy to find homes for. We even have a black lab specialist in Chattanooga. Good luck. What did you name him?

love & wags,

Tucker said...

Hope his owners come back for him. Kitty sister Ellie was lost and Momma & Dad took her in. 4 years later they still gots her. She was spayed and everything so someone just discarded her in the middle of winter. Why are some hoomans so mean, hopefully this pups hoomans look for him.

woof - Tucker

Amber and Nala said...

Awwww, we hope "Felix" finds his home. That bottom pic is so cute of him. :) What nice boys you are to share your home!


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Ben said...

Thank you for takin' in the lost doggie. ever pup needs a port in the storm of life.

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! What a cute dog? Hope you find his owner or new home. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

What a good mommy you have! I bet her great pictures will help him find a family.


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Awww! We hope that Felix finds his home and family soon!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three