Thursday, July 16, 2015

Foxy, Coon, Bird and Skip

PERCY:  Hey, why is Miss Doxie's picture posted here today?  I thought we were going to post one of us.

RUSTY:  We were, but we couldn't agree on which one of us to post and since Jan is antsy to shut down for the night, we grabbed the first picture we saw.

CYNDI:  But Miss Doxie (From Foxy to Doxie) only stayed with us for one night because her owner abandoned her.

MARCUS:  Okay, she's not one of us, but we need a picture and she fits the bill, so let's stop arguing and get to work.

MERCI:  Oh, I'm impressed.  Marcus just had a word of wisdom and it actually made sense.

MICAH:   Jan took this picture recently to remind her of a very nice old man who used to talk to her and the dogs on their walks.

BUDDY:  He nicknamed me "Coon", for coonhound. Sam was "Bird", the bird dog.  And Merci walks with a distinctive skip in her gait, so she was, of course, "Skip".  Yes, we will forever be Coon, Bird and Skip.

SAM:  One morning there was a U-Haul truck backed up to the house and we got there in time to wave good-bye to the old man as a young man who called him "Pops" drove him away, most likely to a nursing home.

MERCI:  He looked old and frail as he climbed into the car.  A few days later there was a huge pile of his belongings at the curb.  The cats he fed have disappeared.

BUDDY:  Today, we are thankful for a man, whose name we don't even know, but who helped us reunite more than one lost dog with his family.  Mr. Veteran, Sir, we salute you.

Stop by Pepi Smart Dog for the Thankful Thursday blog hop.  (There is always something to be thankful for!)

And stop by Ruckus the Eskie, Love is being owned by a husky, and Barking from the bayou for the Thoughtless Thursday blog hop.


  1. Aw this is a great post!! xxoo

  2. Crikey .... I hope the old man is ok. He sounds like a real nice bloke and he gave you great names, aye?? It's so sad when old people have to leave their homes. It's so hard for them. Mum and I are going to say a prayer for him tonight.

  3. Hari OM
    The house speaks volumes... and your post was pitched pawfectly! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. We hope he's happy where he went. It's good that you are remembering him.

  5. What a sweet post. Thank you for sharing! :)

  6. What a wonderful post for Thankful Thursday!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  7. How sad that the old man had to leave his home and hope he is now in a lovely place with friendly people to take care of him. He must miss his animals very much.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  8. sad....we hope de gentlemenz doin aye oh kay; we hope de same for hiz petz...wher ever they may bee ~~~ ♥♥♥

  9. Aaaaaw Dat's very sweet. Weez sure hope da kitties hims fed awe okay and have found a new caretaker. Have a gweat day.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  10. That poor guy, we hope he is okay too and that the kitties found a chow line somewhere else.

  11. We hope the older man is OK where ever he had to go to. It's sad how one person can make such a difference and when they're gone you realize just how much of a difference they made.

  12. Hope the old fellow and kittens are OK- not keen on aging. Thankful for health. XS

  13. Mom says this made her a little sad thinking of her step-dad and how unhappy he was when he had to leave his home for a nursing home. Great post.

  14. That's a wonderful post ! We hope the old man and the kitties are OK. Purrs

  15. Thank you for this beautiful post. We sure hope Mr. Veteran is doing okay wherever he went.

    Hugs to you all, dear friends.

  16. Hi Y'all!

    Oh, it is so sad when "old" people are unceremoniously removed from their home and familiar surroundings. It should never happen, but, unfortunately, some younger person thinks they know what's best and it usually isn't best for that elderly person.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog


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