We have had significant developments in the story of Natalie the Basset Hound.
She came back!!!!!
Well the story is a little bit more involved than that…
You may remember that she showed up at our home a couple of weeks ago. She had no collar, the pounds had no reports of a missing basset hound, and she wasn’t micro-chipped. So, we decided that she must be our new dog. I immediately fell in love with her.
We put her in the backyard to potty and rest a bit, and within 30 minutes she found a way out. We drove all around our surrounding areas and never saw her. So we assumed she was gone.
On a whim I drove through a neighboring community and happen to see her in a fenced yard. I figured she had either found her way home, or another loving family had adopted her. Either way, I was happy for her.
Sunday, as I was driving down our country road, I saw a Basset Hound in the middle of the road. It was Natalie. I stopped my car to load her up, and I took her back to the home where I had seen her.
The man was very nonchalant in accepting the dog. He explained it was his stepdaughter’s dog, their fence was broken so she kept getting out. He also mentioned that they had wanted to get rid of her anyway. So I said we’d love to have her if they wanted to find her a new home. He said he’d talk to his wife about it and get back with me.
Yesterday, my husband walked into our garage and there Natalie was just hanging out. We could see the fleas just walking around on her, so we immediately gave her a flea bath and treated her with Frontline. In the midst of her bath, the owner called and said that if we wanted her they would bring her over. I told her that we assumed they had dropped her off because she was in our garage…she had not brought her to us, she thought she was in her backyard.
There are a few things that we need to handle immediately – she’s not fixed, she’s behind on her shots, she’s not potty trained, she treats the furniture as if she owns it, she’s too thin and is constantly hungry, we already handled the horrible fleas…
But one thing that has already happened naturally, Natalie is a part of our family.