July 28, 2008

Temporary Houseguest?

Since we don't technically KNOW his name, this dog has been called a variety of things: PITA (Pain In The Ass) and Juevos Rancheros (Because his BALLS are the biggest thing about him!) and the girls want to call him 'Coco'....I mostly want to call him 'Meatball' or 'Giant Nutsack'....but that's not something I want the kids picking up!

We've had him since Saturday. I have posters around my neighborhood and I've called our local shelter. He was soooo obnoxious when we first let him in. His 'inside manners' leave something to be desired and I often wish I could take his batteries out. He didn't calm down or turn off that first day (OR that first night!). He has since mellowed a bit. He follows Lily all day and they nap at the same time and play together. He still wants to play more often than she does, but she is sure to let him know she's not in the mood when she's tired. Then, he just plods off and finds a kid to annoy. Lord knows we have plenty of those!

He's not nearly as annoying as he was. I'm not SAYING we're keeping him if we don't find his owners. But, there is always a chance. He's small and doesn't take up much space. I figure that I'll give his owners a week to claim him before I find him a home or choose to keep him. He needs to be fixed IMMEDIATELY. Since we don't know whether he's a real purebred Miniature Pinscher or not, we cannot just fix him without his owner's consent. Since he has his tail docked and he LOOKS just like many of the minpins I've seen, I don't want to mess up someone's plans. Then again, wouldn't they have called by now if someone had this expensive little dog that they actually cared about? I will wait a week, then we will decide.

In the meantime, I am of the opinion that he should not breed. He's the 'poster puppy' for ADHD!!! He's cute, but I'm still trying to find where his batteries are kept! And I don't want the shelter to have to take him. There are cooties there!!!! They all do their best to keep our shelter clean and safe, but so many dogs come in and out that I'd hate to know he came down with something or didn't get adopted. He's fine here...and Lily's training him for me!

In the meantime, I've put flyers up all over the place. Nobody has called. The shelter has my number and I keep checking all the lost pet websites. Or, most of them, anyway! There are a TON of those sites!

Sooooo...that's pretty much what's happening in our neck of the woods! School starts in a couple of weeks. Cheer practice has already begun. Life just got more insane...

But what's new, right?

1 comment:

stephanie (bad mom) said...

He is adorable - probably why you haven't booted him yet? Good of you guys to take him in...Maybe you'll be rewarded with improved behavior :D