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It's been awhile since I have posted - so I thought I would just check in for those who have followed my Shaggy drama. Some big news - I took Shaggy to get him neutered. He was attracting allot of attention and broke a window to get out of the house. Thank God he didn't get cut or hurt himself! I didn't realize that when female dogs go in heat he would go crazy. Anyway - I found him roaming the country side with 3 female stray dogs - I immediately took him to get snipped. But - the girl dogs kept coming around and wouldn't leave. I found out that our county doesn't have any type of animal control and since we live outside of the city limits the city won't pick up strays out here and you can't drop them off unless you live inside the city limits. No wonder there are so many stray dogs - because they have no system in place in my county to help these dogs.
My husband said NO to building a shelter for them on the other end of the property. ( Probably because we can barely figure out how to take care of Shaggy LOL) I just feel so bad for these dogs - they are hungry and scared. I loaded them up and took them to my mother in laws house (in a different city) and we called the no-kill shelter there to report the strays and they came and picked them up. I do feel a little guilty about fibbing and telling them that the dogs came to her house. I didn't want these poor dogs to die out in the streets. Plus, they were all female and Shaggy had been sowing his wild oats so I had to assume they were pregnant. The shelter is no-kill and have a foster system put into place that takes special care of the dog if they suspect she is pregnant.
So, the Shaggy drama goes on and on. He has chewed up and gotten out of yet another kennel - chewed the trim off of the front door - chewed another set of curtains (that I just replaced). Hopefully we will calm down a little since he has been neutered. I need a kennel made of steel!
Overall Shaggy is still a very loving dog, he is funny and goofy and just all around my best buddy. I love him so much - it's hard to be mad at him. He has learned how to sit and now he listens to me more. I had to get a stern voice when he jumps up on people and he now will get down and sit and wait to be petted.
Signing off for now... will check in with more stories.
-Lisa and Shaggy