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What the Humans Dragged Home

Thursday, November 22, 2012

My husband and I were on our way out to Thanksgiving dinner when we saw four Chihuahuas on one of the back roads near our home. We looked around, but couldn't see any houses they might have come from. Of course we couldn't take them into town with us, so reluctantly, we drove on.

On our way back from dinner we found them still hanging out near the same spot, looking more distressed. This time we scooped them up into the car and brought them home. We gave them water and food, made a nest in the barn for them to cuddle in, and sang to them until they settled down.

We can't keep them -- we already have three dogs, two former barn cats who have decided they're really house-cats, thank-you-very-much, three goats, some chickens and a few Guinea hens. So I guess Monday we'll take them to the shelter and hope somebody wants them. I just know by Monday I won't want to see them go.
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    Does sound like they need socializing. Best of luck, hope it all turns out well. I have been off sparks for a while and was shocked to see that the goat team is pretty much dissolved. Hope to get Toby and everyone else back up and...well, maybe not running, but walking!
    1883 days ago
    They were probably a pack of Ganster Chihauhaus and were waiting to mug you!! HAHA

    You are such a softie like me. I found a stupid black cat sitting on my porch rail in the middle of the night. Love to pet herself on your hands, hates to be picked up, and will bite whenever she feels like it. So I gae the dang cat some food as she was terribly skinny, and then she bit me. So I put a towel down and told her to eat and sleep and then disappear.

    Well, it's been 3 days and Cat is still on the porch at night - not eating the dog food anymore, but decided to take it's muddy paws and traipse all over my truck. I have explained to Cat that she is trespassing and needs to go home. Nope... every night she is back out there meowing. I am not encouraging her and if she is not gone back to her home by Monday, I will make a sign and put it up in out "neighborhood", which is really just a road in the woods, and hopefully someone will claim her. I will NOT let her in the house as she seems to have flea bites or something all over her.

    I DO NOT want a cat. I have 2 dogs and an aunt that has a court date for Monday due to shoplifitng charges. I just found this out yesterday. This has NOT been the perfect holiday week, but I am sure if she doesn't go to jail, Christmas will be better. If not, it will be very quiet. And she HAS food stamps, but blames her bipolar disorder on the shoplifting. I would like to cut her hand off, but the rest of the family frowns on my approach.

    Hope you enjoy your visitors for the weekend. And stay strong! Or put a sign out front that you have chihauhaus for free and they will be GONE by Monday!
    1885 days ago
    Thank you for taking care of the doggies. I'm sure they appreciate your kindness.
    Before you take them to the shelter, though, try the breed rescue - they will get the dogs into foster homes until they find a permanent home. I googled the chihuahua rescue for you, here is the link:>Click on "Contact Us" for resources in your area or tips on locating a rescue group.
    Good luck, and keep us updated!
    1886 days ago
    Just checked in on our temporary guests. Fed them and gave them fresh water. Hoping to get them in better condition by Monday.
    1886 days ago
    Your heart is so big. Hope those pups find a good home.
    1886 days ago
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    Bless you for saving these little furry critters. I can't believe their owners weren't frantic. If our "furbaby" somehow got lost, we would be moving Heaven & Earth to find her. I am sure they will find good homes=people tend to like little dogs.
    1886 days ago
    Could you put up "found" signs in the meantime? Leave out descriptive information so that the true owners can be able to identify them so you'll know they ARE the owners.
    1886 days ago
    This action will be very good for your karma. Good story before going to bed. Thanks for sharing
    1886 days ago
    I LOVE dogs! They r so precious & loving& loyal. My daughter scooped up a stray, a Shar-pei & she is just the sweetest thing! We all love her. Happy Thanksgiving!
    1886 days ago
    Awwww how is it people can just do that I love animals and it breaks my heart to see abandoned animals. I just recently had two chihuahuas taken from my home an I miss them so much I don't know how people can be so cruel. Hope you find them a nice home. good Luck

    1886 days ago
    :-( My heart goes out to those babies!! I have a chihuahua and he's the cutest thing ever, but such a stinker! Elvis is a real handful so he's lucky I love him so much. I am sure they will find good homes.
    1886 days ago
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