Whose doggy? My sister raised an interesting question: had I made any effort to find the original owners of Terri (if she had any)?
I feel that as the dog was not chipped or spayed, and as she had clearly been on the street long enough to become malnourished and flea-infested, that she didn’t have a home. Or, if she did, she still deserves better than a life of neglect and abuse. I hadn’t seen any obvious signs or notices of anyone looking for their beloved little terrier. I believe that I have rescued a dog that would otherwise have had a miserable and short life. In five days, she is already looking much better. (Amazing what a bath, shots, a flea treatment, a good diet, regular exercise, and a big dollop of love and attention will do!) Am I wrong to assume ownership of this dog? What do you think?
Of course, today Terri is pushing the limit of her cuteness by jumping on the Forbidden Sofa and methodically shredding Nadine’s sheepskin rug. Oi!