Back on August 12th, the stray vortex struck again and brought forth an adorable little pup with big ears and flea-ridden coat. After bathing her in oatmeal to soothe her skin (she smelled like a cookie afterward,)and dosing her with wormer meds, we made a spot for her next to Tanner at Mom’s place.
I put an ad on Craig’s List, sent a plea to my Facebook friends and tweeted that I had an adorable puppy that needed a home. I got plenty of responses, even drove to a trailer in the backwoods of Madison County to hand her over to a person who answered the Craig’s List ad, but couldn’t do it when I saw the house and the condition of the other critters there. I claimed that I’d fallen in love with the little mutt and just couldn’t let her go. The lady believed me, I think.
Fortunately, my niece decided her dog needed a playmate and we kept the puppy fed and worm-free until Labor Day. I washed the wiggling bundle, tied a red ribbon around her neck and went to my brother’s house for a BBQ and to hand over the be-dazzled pup to my lovely niece.
Less than 2 weeks later, the puppy is back at my house. My niece’s dog did not get along with little Kadee Bug (perfect name!) I was concerned that the pup would be damaged goods. She’s been through a lot in 5 weeks. Abandoned, befriended by a coon dog, days spent frolicking in the pond, then hauled to Springdale where she spent the night before relocating to Dallas, living in an apartment with an Irish Setter that wasn’t thrilled to have her around, then picked up by an unknown woman (thank you, Jan,) hauled to West Fork where she was handed over to me. Then, the long drive back to the farm where she was thrust among a pack of mannerless mutts.
Last night I walked into the house with an armful of puppy dreading the re-introduction process. My dogs aren’t big fans of anything that divides my attention. They all got along with the puppy before–well, Apun was grouchy on occasion–but I figured they would’ve forgotten her in 2 weeks. I was wrong.
OMG. They’re in love. Even Apun. There was no sleep last night because when Luna, Reba and Kadee weren’t sprawled next to me in bed, they were gleefully chasing each other through the house.
It’s my guess that the universe is trying to tell me something. Something big, screaming it so loudly nobody could miss it–except me. Is anyone fluent in Universe? I need a translation here.