Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hound Dog

One week ago today, I arrived home from a day on the water to meet my wife Anna who was on the way home from Raleigh, I arrived with much more to greet me.

The garage floor was soaked and Anna had a "cat that ate the canary grin". She said that she had to give the dog a bath....why in the garage? So it wouldn't run away.

Apparantely running wasn't an issue with this hound. Immaciated, dehydrated, tick-ridden, full of worms, ear mites, no collar and on the side of hwy 70 between La Grange and Raleigh. My initial assesment was correct: this dog would not hunt....probably slowed down by the heartworms and ribs nearly poking through her lose skin.

Fast forward one week, a trip to the vet, a bag of dogfood with fish trimmings and "Aisha" is now parasite-free.....minus the heartworms which the vet recommended to deal with after she gets on heartworm medicine. Aisha has also learned some manners and lessons such as sitting, staying, coming when called and walking on a leash...... also wagging her tail, which was a trait long out of practice for this dog.

For a dog that obviously has not been spoiled, living with Anna and our fat lab Shamrock, it hasn't taken long. She is now napping in the house and has learned that there is more to life than dry dog food and heavy hands.

She is about 6 years old and very low maintenence. Anyone interested?