Friday, March 18, 2016


For seven and a half years I have gone over to Abandoned Pet Rescue to walk some of the big dogs. I got tricked into it when I dropped off my dog Molly's leftover food after she died. 
"Oh, thank you so much for your donation. Would you like to meet some of the dogs while you're here?"
"Ummm.. sure."
I was escorted into the big dog room, which erupted into a roar of barking the minute they realized somebody new was there to meet them. That was the old days of APR, before the remodeling and other improvements. As I roamed around the kennels, my heart sank as each dog with pleading eyes demanded I take them home. 
"Would you like to take a few of them for a walk. Today is one of the days when volunteers come in and take all the dogs for a nice walk."
"Ummm.. sure."
Now, seven and a half years later, with a giant APR dog now living in my home, I have walked my last shelter dog there. All those years, all those dogs, probably over a hundred. In the heat, in the rain, in the chill of January, I walked them. Now I must say goodbye, but not without a great sendoff from Neo, a very large taupe colored dog. Big and goofy, sweet and happy to see you, Neo left me with a little  present before I left yesterday. Neo, who never has had loose stool before, took a big messy dump which I cleaned up with a plastic bag. As we continued on our walk, I was completely unaware that the bag of poop was leaking. Not until I felt the cool touch of dog shit dripping down my leg did I see that my entire right side from the waist down, was covered in crap. Seven and a half years without getting dog shit on me, until yesterday.

By the way, Neo is a great dog for anybody who wants a big boy. He's a little rambunctious, but lovable.   (Click here to get the details on Neo)

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