Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Gift That Keeps On Giving...

Or, guess what the women of the house got for Dad.


Some of you might recall that back in June we had to have our dog Buddy put down. He was 15, and he was so sick there was nothing to be done. Buddy was Dad's dog, and he's been depressed ever since. We've got three other dogs and six cats, but none of them are 'his' if you get what I mean. He'd rescued Buddy as a puppy, and they were inseperable.
One of our local rescue organizations got this little guy (twice, actually - they placed him in a home and it didn't work out - the kids accidentally dropped him and he tore a ligament and fractured a bone, he's got pins in one hind leg and a cool scar to show the girls). I happen to dog sit for a woman on the board, and mentioned Tractor (that's his name - he came with it) to my mother. One thing led to another, and here we are. I brought him home last night, and he and Dad have bonded. Tractor is a Jack Russell/something mix.


  1. Congrats on your new family member! : ) He's cute!

  2. I remember my mum wept for days when my elderly guinea-pig passed away... I am dreading it when the time comes for our cats to be called into the great hunting grounds in the sky...

    so my heart can totally sympathise with your father's sadness.... Tractor is an ace name and I am glad your dad loves him too.... :0D

  3. Heather,

    He's a trip. We think he's Jack Russell/Basenji. Which makes him *very* high energy, which is what Dad needed. :)

  4. Ahavah,

    We're all pet people, so losing one is's something like ripping out a piece of your heart. Even when we know it's for the best.

    Tractor and Dad have been napping together and everything and Dad took him shopping at PetsMart for even *more* toys and training treats. :)

  5. Soooo sweet. What a thoughtful thing to do for your dad .. and the dog. :)

  6. Susanne,

    He's just too cute! Dad's in love and Tractor's already dug his first hole. :)


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