Steve, right, happy in his new home.
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Every day includes at least one good story. Not too long ago Terri spotted one of her former foster dogs out for a walk. I remember Steve. We found him in the old St. Louis City shelter at Gasconade. Not a pretty place. And Steve was not yet the perfect dog. Today his people say he is marvelous. He is loved, well socialized, and no longer afraid of strangers. He's also now a talented frisbee dog.
Way to go, Steve. You're what it's all about.
Every day also includes phone calls and emails from people want me to take their unwanted dogs. One of the callers yesterday threatened to euthanize her dogs if I couldn't take them.
Many days include calls about lost or found dogs. In the past week I've helped two dogs find their way back home.
Every day also includes frustrations. One dog at my place tore up a pillow off my bed (again). Another dog chewed up my newest pair of jeans.
And then there was the dog who became sick on a Sunday and ended up in a specialty clinic. The bill is over $2,000. The dog is back home and doing better.
Another puppy ended up overnight in a pet hospital. This bill is over $500.
Bills arrive almost every day.
Donations also arrive --- but less often
And as for Buster and Bear of last blog fame, they are both doing better.
Buster still climbs over the six foot fence several times a day. But he's now learned how to climb back into the yard. I still can't catch him or put a leash on him, but he's getting closer all the time. He also now goes into a crate for dinner, treats, and sometimes just to rest.
I hired someone to work on the fence that Bear was pushing under to visit the small dogs. After considerable time and expense, the fence is now keeping Bear where he belongs.
Thank goodness for Scarlet. She's one foster dog who does everything right. No going over or under fences. No fight starting. No pillow ripping. She's just an all around nice dog who loves everyone.
She's just a plain, black dog. True. But what a sweetheart.
Yes. Just another day.
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