Monday, June 27, 2011

Back At It

With all the adoptions last week, I took a breather this weekend.  I worked with a couple people on dogs but tried not to promise much.  I was "on call" day shift - which meant I needed to be very flexible - the weekend was dedicated to cleaning and I finished two books.

It is now Monday - and the dogs are in line waiting.  I am looking forward to meeting and sharing Phoebe with you.  Phoebe is an adult Redbone Coonhound who is having trouble tolerating her crawling new baby.  Since she had done great with toddlers in the past, I am wondering if a baby staring at her while crawling puts her on the defensive.  She has been loved by her mom for at least 6 years, so it will be tearful to say good-bye.  Phoebe will be given time to adjust to a pack environment away from her home first before I wonder about anything else for her.  House-trained, up to date on shots, spayed; older children I think for her safety and theirs.   We are planning her arrival for Saturday.

Phoebe, Redbone Coonhound - snoozing

I have been invited back to our local Humane Society - they just happen to have both a Beagle and a Foxhound.   Thanks, R. - you really know how to work my heart strings :). 

A friend has a German Short-haired Pointer who needs a place to learn to be himself and not so shy.  I am also thinking of a 4 month old Redbone Coonhound puppy who showed up at a couple's house.   He would be a great playmate for Justus.

I have finally found out that I am listed not only as a Beagle rescue on Rescue Me! but as a Redbone Coonhound rescue.  I have had multiple Coonies - blue-ticks, red-ticks or English, black and tan, even Bloodhounds but the only Redbone I had was Hoss.  How I was tagged is beyond me - but there is no one else in MO doing hound rescue except Kansas City - and they prefer Beagles, too.  Interestingly enough, I am not listed for any other hounds but Beagles and Redbones.  This explains why when people call they assume I am the Redbone Coonhound Rescue.

I am glad in this case to be able to bring in Phoebe and have space to consider for the puppy.    I can do this because I have some options and YOU have adopted dogs!  Every time a dog is adopted from I don't care who, two lives are saved - the dog you adopted and the dog who can now take her place.  GOD BLESS ADOPTERS AND FOSTERS.   THANK YOU.


royalcoonhounds said...

Oh Phoebe! I love your name and you are a beauty! (and no babies in this house!). *sigh* How I wish I was in the market for another dog!

I think you will find a great home again!

...a GSP? i am most intrigued!

Roberta @ Silverwalk said...

With that huge yard? One more older coonhound - just like another potato chip!
Yes, GSPs have always caught my eye - they look like hounds but are not, really. There actually are two....