I just realized today this week since Buddy’s been here I’ve had this feeling I haven’t felt for YRS and it’s called HAPPINESS. He’s such a joy and the kids and I just love him so much and wish he could stay. The 15 YR old also had a friend over who fell in love with Buddy too and said he “fits in really well with our family” and said she “has a ‘feeling’ ” that we’ll end up keeping him( I sure hope so!) and maybe his owners in time will realize how happy he is here and that he’s better off as we have the time and attention to give him that they no longer do, and Patti said they’re strict with him as well and only give him dog food( no people food) and he sleeps in a crate at night and they’ve been virtually ignoring him ever since the baby came, and don’t let him lick your face…..but here he’s “treated like royalty”( as the 16 YR old says) and we feed him real meat, he sleeps in my bed with me under the blankets and he gets all the attention and love in the world and I let him smother my face with kisses.
I also bathed him again( the 13 YR old helped) and cleaned out all the black ear wax out of his ears; I put baby oil in with a dropper and then massaged his ears and let is settle in for awhile to loosen the gunk and then gently removed it with a Q-tip( and it took 6 Q-tips to remove it all and it looked like thick black molasses) and wiped it with a washcloth and he was so good too and just sat there and LET me do it( how many dogs would?) and I guess it felt good for the itch as he’s always been scratching his ears, shaking his head, and rubbing his ears on the carpet for relief. That’s how I used to clean the gunk out of my Chihuahua’s ears and it works well. My socks were missing( I’d left them on my chair) as well and as it turned out Buddy had taken them! That dog sure has a thing for socks! He’s so funny! Patti also came over and she said I should have let Buddy lick my hubby’s porkchop and served it to him( as “payback” for him being mean to and ignoring him) and then I added AFTER he’s licked his balls or arse FIRST and we were both just roaring with laughter so much tears were coming out of our eyes!
Buddy was also snuggled in bed with the 11 YR old in the morning under the covers and she let out this huge fart and I thought he’d be gassed to death under there and not be able to breathe but he didn’t seem to care( he IS a dog, afterall though and they like gross things) and when the 15 YR old took him for a walk and went by Patti’s house he didn’t want to go near there as I think he was worried he’d have to leave us and go back as he’s so happy here( it’s like his vacation) and when he saw me leave to go to the store( he was on the front porch) he barked frantically and tried to squeeze thru the wooden slats to come after me, and later on I couldn’t find him and he didn’t come when I called( like he always does) and I was really scared; scared he’d somehow got out and ran away but it turned out the 13 YR old had just taken him out for a walk! I was so relieved when he came back ok! I really love that little guy.
As well, my hubby said to me, “Shouldn’t you be GONE yet?” but he’s still stuck with me for another week; I’m in the Caribbean NEXT weekend( and I can hardly WAIT! I just wish I didn’t have to come BACK!!) and he was out and came home late and saw 2 firetrucks in front of our house and it freaked him out thinking we had another fire again but it was for next door; I guess someone either reported them for their bonfire or else thought the smoke from it was a fire from their house and called 9-1-1; we already had ONE fire; we don’t need another one, and this crazy b*tch was sitting on our grass smoking with her cat tied to a rope( the same one who left it tied on a rope to our fence before) laying under our tree and when the 11 YR old and I were walking Buddy there she told ME to keep the dog away from her cat so he doesn’t bite it and I told HER I LIVE here; this is MY house and I can take the dog anywhere on MY property I WANT and if she doesn’t like it SHE can take her cat OFF *my* grass! I just can’t believe the NERVE of some people and the ignorant rednecks here!