I came home this evening to find a dog at the end of my drive. Initially, I thought it was Diesel and he had managed to get out of the fence somehow. But as I got closer, I realized it was a dog I hadn't seen before. I stopped after I pulled into the drive and tried shooshing it away. I thought it may be the neighbor's dog and it would go home.
I went on up to the house and changed to do the chores. Came back out and saw the dog laying in the pasture. I let the kiddos out of the yard and noticed they didn't pay any attention to the dog. Very odd. So we did our chores and I kept an eye out to the pasture. The dog never moved.
Finally, I walked back down the drive and stood at the fence. He still laid there. And the kiddos didn't pay no never mind.
Finally, Diesel decided he needed to check it out. As soon as he headed out, the girls followed.
The kids advised me that the stranger was okay.
I called the dogs back and went about my business. The stranger stayed in the pasture. Then I put the kids back in the yard. I turned to see the stranger had come up to the barn so I went to check him out.
The first thing I noticed is he was EXTREMELY timid. See the submissiveness he showed just when I walked up.
Then I could see that he was skin and bones. His ribs and hips were poking out. And something had happened to his right eye. I think he may be blind. It was real cloudy and had scars around it. He also had some marks on his body.
I really don't know where he came from but he belonged to someone. Has a collar and flea collar on. The collar is pretty ragged out. No tags. But he hasn't had any groceries in awhile. So he got a bowl of food and some belly scratches. Don't know what the husband is gonna say. Well, I do, but I don't listen anyhow. If a dog needs help, I'm here to help it.