Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I saved another dog today. I can't count how many dogs I've rescued in Ojai over the years, bringing them into my house (despite the fact that I am highly allergic), calling their owners and keeping them safe until the owners come and get them. (They can't stay in our back yard because we don't have a gate.) I've rescued little dogs and big dogs. I've pulled over on the side of the road and let dogs hop into my car so I could deliver them safely back home. I've even corralled a dog at church (the same dog several times) and kept him safe until his nearby owner came. Dogs just like me. They are attracted to me and I think it's ironic because I can't even as much as touch them before I start sneezing. Still, I feel compelled to be their hero. Most of the time, though, their owners aren't very appreciative of my help. Like today when I called the owner of Fido, she said she knew that he escaped earlier today but she didn't have the energy to chase him down. I couldn't believe it! Once, I kept a dog at my house all day--ALL DAY. He tore to shreds my Tupperware bowl that I used to give him water and he kicked a board loose in the fence outside. I should have let him go--he was a maniac. And when the day was over and his owner came to get him, I did not even get a "thank you." Can you believe it? Oh well, I will still continue to help wandering canines. My daughters like it because they temporarily get to have a pet. So, if you have a dog in the Ojai Valley and it goes missing, give me a call; there's a good chance he's hanging out at my house playing with my girls!