...so I go out and check out this dog. I'm completely bumfoozled because both of the gates in the yard are closed, and I can't see where he got in. Unless, as I said, someone decided we looked like a nice home for an unwanted dog, and they put him over the fence. He wasn't a very friendly dog; he growled at us, and wouldn't let us near him to see if he had a collar. I gave him some food, but decided I wasn't in the mood to get rabies, so I called animal control. The Animal Lady had a time getting to our house due to a gas leak in the back of the neighborhood. She finally got the dog into her little noose thingie and off he went. I felt a little bad, since he probably would be euthanized. I didn't see that he was even a little bit sociable. Who knows?
Friday morning our own Boudreaux appeared to be feeling a little bit under the weather. He hadn't really eaten in several days, and just lay on the couch sleeping all the time. He wouldn't even run after a Beanie Baby (they're all his now; I knew those things would come in handy some day!!) So off to the vet we went. As he was running a little fever, she scared me a little suggesting he might have bladder stones, common with schnauzers. But the xray showed nothing. Tonight I made him a scrambled egg, and he wolfed it down (dogged it down? Ha!) so I'm wondering if his food was bad. I always buy Purina, none of that Chinese dog food with melamine or lead paint or whatever in it. Dunno ... I plan to ditch it and buy a new bag tomorrow. Poor puppy.
So I dearly love dogs, but I think I would like to call a moratorium on any stray animals heading my way!