So, I brought her home today and I could not believe that the humane society even released her, as I had never smelled anything so foul. I mean disgusting. I kept begging them to hose her off and they wouldn’t. Finally, they told me that she had some diarrhea and was stressed. Well, no shit, Sherlock! Her start was beyond uneven and she is only 10-months old, so she is quite anxious. One of my buddies was with me and we had a helluva time even finding the shelter and we both looked at each other like, “Are you kidding?!?” She suggested that we walk home so we wouldn’t have to share a car with her , and I almost agreed.
Finally, we paid for her boarding that she had, bought a collar and took her to a Pet Store to be groomed. Well, without a rabies shot, which the humane society would not give her, they can’t groom her. We bought some oatmeal baking soda shampoo and set out. She is not accustomed to car travel and is super clingy. My buddy, who is super allergic, had to keep pushing her back and telling her that she is way more stubborn than she is. She was covered in hives and having asthmatic breathing by the time we got home. We soaped her up and took her to the creek. The only thing was without another dog, she would not play enough, so we had to take her home and hose her. She didn’t love it, but she was compliant.
My friend had to go home, so I gave her a super tight hug of thanks and set off. We walked and stopped to play, we ran, and we began to love each other. As I type, she is at my feet and not on the expensive dog cushion. I think that I may be loving something very soon, if it has not already happened. I don’t know anything about dogs, but I’m about to start learning.