Last Wednesday, Dad and Mom came out to our house to feed the outside dogs for us and found our poor Biscuit had died. 🙁 We don’t know what happened. Also, Poncho is missing. We are hoping he returns, but his food hasn’t been touched in days. However, when we got home this afternoon, Steven noticed a dog had “visited” the tires on the Trailblazer. We’re hoping that’s a good sign, and not just some random dog that wandered up into our yard.
In the meantime, we are down to just Roush and the girls. It’s pretty weird driving up to the house and not hearing Biskie’s big hound-dog bark/howl greeting us. I’m also gonna miss staring out the window, watching Poncho go back and forth across the yard – nose down, tail up- with his best attempts to catch a rabbit.
UPDATE: Please note that our Christmas card this year was a collage of images of my attempts to get good Christmas photos of our five pets. We do not have 20+ animals, even though it may seem like it at times.
Also, I need to mention that the names on the card are not in order of the last row of photos. Oops! L-R they are, Biscuit, Emerald, Roush, Minnie Pearl, and Poncho.
Last night Steven decided to play around on the internet for a few minutes. When he “woke up” the computer, the window to my blog was on the screen. Normally, he just closes it and goes about his business. This time he didn’t though. He stared at my header, as if something was wrong with it. Then he said the words that I knew would come out of his mouth, “Aww, you don’t have Poncho on there.” He was very accusing, as if I intentionally left that poor, stray dog out of the family line up. Ok, maybe I did.
I admit it. I purposely left him off. I was hoping he might just decide he didn’t like our house and leave. Maybe Poncho and Biscuit wouldn’t get along? No chance of that, Biscuit wouldn’t care if we had 10 other dogs. But wait, what if someone came along and claimed him? Yes I know, everyone wants a skinny dog that is incredibly lazy and doesn’t know the meaning of ‘sit,’ ‘stay,’ or ‘down’.
You are probably thinking,”Who is Poncho?” or “Did they really get another animal?!”
Yes, we have expanded our family once again. Poncho is an awkward yellow lab/hound dog that appeared at our house almost two months ago. I really didn’t think he’d stick around, and I had no intention of allowing him to. My husband, however, insisted we feed him, “Until he leaves.” Yeah, Steven – he’s gonna just walk off after we feed him. Well, two months later he is still here. A few weeks ago Steven mentioned getting rid of him once he fattened up, but that plan collapsed too. He decided Biscuit needed a friend. Biscuit does seem to like him, and in all honesty, we’ve become a bit attached too.