On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Monday, November 14, 2016

The Grass is Always Greener

I saw this pic on Facebook and it breaks my heart because it happens in the yard next door to us.

It would be wrong for me to rant on Facebook since I wouldn't want to hurt the feelings of the humans who live next door and own the dog. Oh, Buddy is fed and Buddy has a house ... outside ... all the time. Outside is where Buddy lives in loneliness, so each time I carry my Trudy out to go potty, I take treats for Buddy and go visit him. Pat him on the head, scratch him behind his ears, under his chin, and talk to him. He loves it. He craves it. And now when I go outside, he perks up and runs to the fence for a visit. When he was a puppy, he was able to get through the fence and came over here every chance he had. We were constantly calling them to come get the dog. It didn't do any good to put him over the fence because he crawled right back through. Now he's too large.

A couple of days ago, after putting Trudy out, I went to the kitchen, and when I came back to get her I couldn't believe my eyes! Trudy had walked right through the fence. In all the 13 years we have lived here, that is the first time ever! So I faced the dilemma of getting her back. Climbing over the fence wasn't an option I wanted, so I called the neighbors who kindly let me through their house to the back yard. I will spare you all the details of the muck I had to tiptoe around in the back yard and the added complication of Buddy jumping all over me throughout my brief visit and wanting to go with me. He broke through the back door to chase me through their house to the front door leaving some muddy tracks.

Next morning I went to Home Depot to buy a short stretch of some kind of fence to put along ours to keep that from happening again. I chose a plastic 3 x 15 foot fence designed to keep rabbits and other critters out, and we strung it up and tied it to our fence. 

Afterwards I went in the house to put away my tools and then went out to view my handiwork and WHAT? What happened? The fence has disappeared. A peek across the yard revealed Buddy running around the back yard with his new toy. My fence. Ugh!!!! Now what to do?


Terri D said...

Ah heck, I hate it when someone has a pet that really isn't a pet. Buddy looks like such a sweet boy who just needs someone to love him. I'm glad you take time to pet him and give him a treat. He probably thought the new fence was a toy from you. I'm glad they at least keep him fed and he had a place to get out of the elements.

Susie said...

Nonnie, I understand your rant. My gosh I had a neighbor in town like yours. She acted like I was the loser cause I did not want a dog....especially a barking one...which hers did morning noon and night. She had a dog on a very short chain and he stayed chained till he died. Just because someone can go plop some dang dog food out for a pet doesn't mean they deserve that pet. Don't get me started girl. I think dogs should not bark all the time...that's from need of care,or boredom...take it walking or let it in the house to play, or have comfort. You may have to buy a chicken wire fence. Put it far enough away from the other fence...poor Buddy. I can tell you, no matter how well or kindly you could approach these people , they will never understand or appreciate it. :) I wish you well. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Mary Hutchins said...

That is really a sad story. Poor Buddy, he wants to be loved. You do have a problem with the fence, I hope you get it worked out.

Summer said...

So sad ♥

Jill said...

Awe breaks my heart.... and he took your fence because he wants to live with you and get your attention. Lol....Never understand why people get dogs if they aren't going to love them...


living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I love how you are so kind to the dog next door! Being kind is huge. Over the years we have fed so many stray animals, we have three dogs and they have 40 acres to roam and they eat more dog cookies and two square meals a day! Spoiled I tell you!
One is a hound dog and he has a bark that keeps the owls up all night! LOL
Happy Thanksgiving
Blessings, Roxy