Tuesday, August 16, 2011

There was an old woman, who lived in a shoe....

...with so many furry children, she didn't know what to do. [So she somehow managed to pick up another stray]  Sigh...

  This is little Roxie (we think). My niece rescued her from an abandoned rental house where  some godawful people had left her for over a week. The house was a shambles, with rotting food and garbage everywhere, and she survived eating out of garbage bags.  She was crawling with fleas, of course. She has a bad spot on her rump from flea dermatitus.  Her toenails were about 2 inches long and had curled backwards, cutting into the pads of her little feet. The poor thing could not walk on her back feet, and had developed calluses on the back of her legs from walking on them. She has a very raspy bark, and the vet said she had either been hit or kicked in the throat, damaging her vocal chords, or had had a prolonged infection that went untreated and damaged them. When A- found her, she was sleeping on top of a big bag of trash.

  She emailed me about her, and of course we'll take her, I said. Without speaking to my husband about it first.  Oops.  *grin  Tonight she brought her out here and we have fallen in love with her already.
She is timid, naturally. She is very affectionate. She fell asleep on my chest earlier, with her little head lying on my heart. I'm guessing my heartbeat soothed her. A mini-Dachshund. Seems to be getting along with the other dogs so far...they are very nosy and she is tolerating it well. She is sleeping in a little crate now, here at my feet. So far tonight, she has followed me from room to room and cried when she couldn't see me. I hope she'll sleep okay .


 It was a goofy hodge-podge of a day...nothing went right, it seemed.  I felt discombobulated all day...Mercury is in retrograde and I guess it could be that. Why not?  I got 2 new tires for my car and the guy couldn't get the lug nuts off.  Took him forever. The car sure rides nicer now though.  I lost my keys and couldn't find them anywhere. (Finally found them in the laundry basket--in yesterdays pants pocket). I had to figure out some goofy bank stuff.  Traffic was terrible. 

 
  I am tired out, in love with a sweet little girl, blessed to have a tender-hearted husband, and lucky to live out in the country where there are no authorities to label me an animal hoarder.  LMAO

  I thought Roxie the Doxie was too cute....we'll see if it works for her. Apparently the previous owners named her Buffy, which she doesn't answer to either (Can you blame her????)  If Roxie isn't her name, I suspect she'll let us know soon enough.


   More to come, in the saga of the Kelleys of Honeysuckle Hill...and all their sweet babies... 

 For now, I am going to sleep.


Namaste.


6 comments:

DJan said...

I cannot believe how awful some people are... Roxie is adorable, and of course she's anxious when she can't see you, her savior! She's so sweet, but so are you. Perfect match. :-)

Petit fleur said...

Oh she is SOOOOooOOOOooooOOO CUTE!

But you knew that already. What is it that makes us state the obvious, when it's so overwhelmingly obvious? Is it because it just fills us with so much (whatever) cute in this case that we just have to let some of it out? Anyway, she is darling.

I have a tenderhearted hub too. I love that about him. We are lucky, no? I hope you enjoy your new furry family member and that she likes her new name. I like it!
xo

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Roxie is gorgeous!!! I too would do the same thing if I could live in the country. We have three doggles, and are allowed only two in the city limits, so one of them is registered with a friend. LOL!

It's insane what people do to animals and get away with it, and if they can do that to any living creature we know the type of humans they can be, sadly!

Roxie is very lucky to have found her way to you...she is she is!!!

xo to you all and angels always come to us in various forms don't they?

the wild magnolia said...

Bless her heart. Bless your heart. Bless your hubby's heart. Sigh......you all are good people. This little baby girl will now know love, and she will have a grateful heart.

Mary LA said...

Love and hugs to your new baby. And to you.

Akannie said...

Djan...I know. One dog we had, Seamus, was a full blooded black lab puppy that some guys threw out of their truck window as they sped by our house. I'd like to get ahold of those people....This one (and most rescues) is so loving and affectionate....

We are lucky, little flower...tenderhearted men...and lots of boundless love for all, furry or not, two legged or four...

They do, Gabs, they do. We are lucky, aren't we? Lat night Patrick said, looking around the living room..."We really DO need to draw a line somewhere, don't we?" I LOL

I know we can't save them all....I know.

MaryLA...hullo darling girl! So good to see you. I miss you dreadfully. I see your brood is all doing well too. 3 months to NaNo...will you be participating again?