Saturday, August 11, 2007

On second thought …

I waited too long to try to run this morning. I'll blame it on the dog.

Really! This little dog showed up on our porch Friday morning. I noticed her when I got up at 5:30 a.m.; she must have been there all night.

Now I know that if you give a stray dog any sort of food water attention, it will be Your Dog for Life. So I had no intention of feeding it. In fact, I let our two dogs bark and harrass it, hoping it would run for its life.

Mr. Shrinking Knitter, however, is not as stern about stray animals as I am. I'll tell you about the cat one of these days. At any rate, he said things like, "Well we can't just let her starve!" and "Don't you think we should give her some water?" and "She's just about the friendliest little stray I've ever seen."

You know where this is going, don't you?

This morning I made up signs, tucked them into sheet protectors and spent the next half hour cruising around looking for likely spots to nail them up. Before Mr. Shrinking Knitter can get even more attached to her, I think I need to be pro-active about searching for her owner.

She's such a little thing – full-grown but with short legs [just like me!] – that she couldn't have wandered far from home. We're hoping she's just lost and hasn't been dumped here.

Of course by the time I actually started out for the long run it was much hotter, more humid and I knew I wouldn't last. Tomorrow! I promise! In fact, if you don't see a new post first thing tomorrow morning, it's because I'm already on the road. I think that's the only way it's going to get done until the heat and humidity take a hike.


Mary Gee said...

Oh my Goodness. What a cute doggie. And I don't even like dogs!!!

ws said...

wait, don't give away the dog, train him/her to be a running partner... Good luck in the AM. I'll be shoveling some food into my mouth around 4:20am and on the road (hopefully) by 5:15...I'll look forward to your run report, they are far more interesting than mine.

Grumpy Chair said...

She sure looks sweet and shy.

Lori said...

She looks cute and almost like a Corgi in shape (those little bitty legs).

I'm glad Mr. SK overruled. I know you must get overrun with animals out in the Middle of Nowhere but I'm just a soft touch too.

The weather here got a lot nicer so maybe you got a good run!

jen said...

I want her :)

I hope you find a good home for her or decide to keep her. She's a doll.