Darlene trumps the debates.

I watched the vice presidential debate tonight. But there is a bigger piece of news I need to share with everyone. It's even bigger than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's custody battle. But I don't think I am going to hear from People magazine.

Darlene


At the end of the road I live off of, she has been standing watching traffic on HWY 96 which is a large divided highway. She appeared to be looking for someone.  Long story short, she ran when I got out of the car to feed her. I told myself, I would have a harder heart and only feed her. Perhaps dilly dally her presence to local rescues. They were all overloaded this summer. So I was going to do what many do which is to put food out there until someone gets her.

Well, we came home yesterday afternoon, and she was in front of my house. My driveway is 1/3 of a mile long. I live about a mile and a half down from where she was hanging out. Initially, she ran from me. I shook a bag of dry food. She was interested. I put some food on the front walk.

When I came back to the car, she was my new best friend. Today, I have been trimming the excessive matting on her fur. I've got her in a cage in the house for tonight. Just a lovely personality in about a thirty pound package. As I cut her hair, I noticed, she knew how to hold her head for trimming. I plan to take her to the vet for shots on Thursday. With luck, she will have a chip. People do dump dogs here. But sometimes, dogs do get lost. Her hair was a matted mess. I cut through mats filled with briers.

I learned a lot the last time I rescued a dog. I can't keep the dog. I am at my personal limit. The one thing in Darlene's fate is she is not a pit bull but a cute terrier which people are not afraid. I'm also dealing with this with more confidence. When I start advertising her, it won't be please take this dog. It will be, this dog is the bomb and she costs money folks. Since she has long hair, whoever owns her must be willing to spend a little money at the groomers.

For a shaggy vagabond, she got pretty indignant when I gave everyone a potato chip but not her.

My family is not too thrilled with Darlene. My dog Duke is aggravated. He's also aggravated that I bought him a new collar. Sort of like how most of us feel about this election. I'll be glad it will be over. I've noticed only a few stalwarts constantly post political memes. It is sort of like most have decided it is too hot of a potato to handle.Frankly, I enjoy the wilder memes. Where are all the Jill Stein and Gary Johnson memes?

I'll posts photos of Darlene when I get all the matting off. We got maybe over half off today. She just got too stressed, so it was time to quit. But she is clearly half the dog she was. One thing I can say about the debate tonight. The dog is a better topic. She is cleaning up to be a handsome girl. I don't know about this election. Neither one of them had a plan to mend fences. Maybe Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie can give them some tips in People magazine.


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  1. We elected not to watch the debate tonight. We know who we are going to vote for. Why ruin a perfectly good enjoyable evening together watching their performances. The important thing is we get out and vote, no matter if we vote for a candidate another person won't support. So many people are saying they can't vote for either candidate so they aren't voting. That in my opinion is a terrible attitude to have. People have fought and died for our freedoms, including our rights/freedom to vote. We need to exercise that; be informed and vote for the best candidate (stepping off of step stool now).

    That was sweet that you "rescued" Darlene. I know she won't stay permanently at your place, but it is neat you took the interest in her that you did.

    betty

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    1. I don't think there are any undecideds. There is such a contrast in candidates. However, there have been a few that I was undecided on voting for. I chose one and vote every election. I will also support whoever is elected.

      I'm thinking Darlene could be a large puppy. She is really a pretty healthy dog underneath the mat. I have a feeling she could be one of the few lost dogs. Well I hope so. It would make finding her a home easier.

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  2. A much better topic indeed. Hopefully you are able to find her a grand home as she relaxes at your place for a while.

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    1. I got to work on these posts a little earlier or at least move my posting back to Friday. I've done a lot writing this week. Just not for the blog.

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  3. My girls want a dog, and I've told them that the dog will find us when it's time. I wonder if that will get them scheming a way for a dog to "find" us! I'll be ready.

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    1. You're lucky I don't know where you live. I could make your daughters very happy. lol

      I'm thinking about keeping Darlene. Nobody wants a dog. Then you will pay through the nose when they get sick a year later.

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  4. Lucky for the dog that she found you. I can understand not keeping her. I found a tiny kitten years ago and even though we are a cat-friendly family, I gave her to another family after taking her to the vet for a check-up and shots. Pets deserve our attention.

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    1. I agree. I try to keep in mind that I don't need to accept more than I can handle. When I decided to keep Checker's puppies, I did think about older people become animal hoarders because they are afraid the animals will not have a good home. I may keep Darlene. She may be a keeper.

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  5. what a cutie, wish you were closer, I would offer a home. Hate to see when people abandon and have rescued a number of dogs.I read the reviews of the debate, but lost interest in listening.Public radio made it sound like a little kid arguing on the quips they played.

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    1. Where I live, there are a lot of us who have several dogs. One of my neighbors has about 30. He is good at training them and getting them to mind. I don't have that presence. Some times we are just a frilly foofoo dog kingdom at my house. If we didn't have an elderly grey cat, there would be no law and order.

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    1. More truthful words haven't been spoken. Oh well, she is a keeper. I would love to see her go to a family with children. She is a joyful soul.

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  7. Aw, she followed you home. Funny thing about love, there's always room for it ;-)

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    1. But to get my old timers to accept her. What a bummer.

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  8. Stayed up for a while on the debates but did not follow right through. A doggie is always man's (and woman's) best friend. One that follows home would get special treatment from them. They somehow have a way of knowing who had helped them

    Btw Ann, Hank had just posted the latest on Yusuf Hashim's Antarctica Expedition. You made positive comments before on one of Hank's posting of Yusuf's travel. Thought you would like to be updated! Check it out!

    http://imagery77.blogspot.my/2016/10/fly-safari-to-antarctica-modern-day.html

    Hank

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    1. Thanks Hank. I'm behind with my blog visits.

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  9. My sister who lives in a rural area in East Tennessee has been seeing dumped dogs at her place this summer. So far she's been successful at either finding original owners or people who wanted the dogs. Weird that people would just dump their animals somewhere.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  10. I am trying to help a puppy that has been adopted by a neighbor, who is about to be turned back to the humane society because of a lack of socialization. I have been walking him along with my dogs when, I can make the offer to my neighbor. He is a sweet boy but very noisy.

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  11. What a cute dog! I hope she finds a fabulous new home and that whoever takes her will care for her as you would.

    In the meantime, my husband has decided his vote in the election: No. =)

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