A new kid appeared “on the block” a few weeks ago. We had heard about the possibility when chatting with a young Mom. She explained that her kids wanted a puppy etc. etc. etc.
My reaction was very reserved as my thoughts went to whether the Mom knew who was going to be looking after it once the novelty had worn off for her kids and they were doing other things. They do seem a nice family though so perhaps all would be well!
Allow me to introduce Java (on our front porch)!
Unfortunately, this was not a planned visit. We saw her wandering around further down the road and could not see anybody around to watch her so, while I kept Ray company on the front porch, Carol walked down the road and started talking to neighbors (who apparently were also concerned about Java but were trying to leave in their car). We saw Carol pick up Java and then she disappeared down a driveway!
I was getting curious, and Ray was getting rather vocal as he could not see Carol, so we both headed down the road to see what was going on! It would appear (to be confirmed) that Java had been left in the back garden while the family went out… and she quickly found a way of getting out.
When we are on the porch with Ray, he has two leashes tied together to give him some extra space if he needs it so, when we found Carol, we separated his leashes so that each dog could have one. We then told the neighbors to go wherever they had to go, and we would take care of Java!
We brought her back to the porch and she was clearly very thirsty and dived (almost) into Ray’s water bowl. Ray was looking a little bewildered so we ended up with two bowls with water on the porch floor!
Once Java had satisfied her thirst, she decided to play with the water bowls by “digging” in them with her front feet; standing in them, and eventually knocking them over!
What was Ray doing throughout her antics? Another Post!