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Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Meet Miss Callie - my little brown dog.

Every week I stop by the Humane Shelter and look and see what dogs they have picked up.

They are either puppies, too big or none seemed right for me.

I stopped this morning and there is a little girl I am thinking seriously of going back and adopting.

Just a dog, a mixture of many - guess like all of us.

About the size of Sadie and will need no grooming as she has short hair and weighs about 30 or 35 lbs.

She was found chained to a tree and the chain will have to be cut off her neck. Seems her owners - if you can call them that - moved away and left her.

One Woman is operating on a close budget and I had thoughts of a television. I really have not missed having one and am only considering it because my little granddaughters keep asking if I have one - yet. Of course they also ask if grandma has found a dog.

I do not like to think that I have to go this route to "lure" them to the country. They are so busy in the city with school, birthday parties, special programs, soccer, church and on and on.

I put the pencil to it. Adoption Fee is $50.00 She is about 1 year old and will have to be operated on. I called the animal clinic and the fee for that is $150.00 plus other cost for special shots.

So I think I will go the route of "Callie."She will alert me if someone is approaching my home.

She will look at me with those soulful brown eyes and always be thankful that I saved her from
not being on planet Earth in 3 days. Most of all - she will love me and would be nice to have another heart beating in this home!!

Television - you cannot love me like this little creature.

Entry by One Woman


lilalia said...

Sounds like a very fine decision. Kids don't need to have a television every where they go. A loving grandmother and fun dog friend sound like it would be enough to attract any slew of kids.

One Woman's Journey said...

Thank you lilalia - I am on my way to look at this little dog and may just bring her back to my country retreat with me. Have a great day.

Tabor said...

I have a television, but it does not go on unless the grandchildren are just out of their bath and watch for 30 minutes. It is good for children to hear the stories in their heads for a change. Looking forward to photos of the dog!

Aisling said...

I think you will love having a little canine friend there with you, in your country house. I can't wait to hear more about her and see photos.

One Woman's Journey said...

Tabor and Aisling - thank you for the comments. Usually girls bring DVD's to look at. I walked Callie and she is sitting on my screen porch steps. She is good on a leash, minds, sits and who knows where she learned this. Just a little brown dog.

kerrdelune said...

I am so glad you have found a furry friend, and it sounds to me as though this wee girl really needs you. People who chain creatures (big and small) to trees and then just leave them to starve disgust me - they really disgust me.

I hope you are able to bring Callie home soon, and she certainly WILL love you with all her heart and soul - something a television can never do.

Please take pictures of your dear little girl and share them here!

Cloudhands said...

May the Good Lord bless and keep you and you new companion together a long, long time. Talking to the walls doesn't have the same feel as talking to someone who will cock their head and listen with their heart. I wish you both happy times together.

One Woman's Journey said...

Cate, I agree with your comments.
I kept looking for something beautiful and majestic and picked a neglected little brown dog.
She is sitting on the steps to my screen porch. Very contented.

One Woman's Journey said...

Cloudhands - thank you. I post a picture of Callie. She is so content. I have moved her to my screen porch. She is sleeping. She seems so at home and like she has always been here.

Judy said...

Callie seems like a perfect dog and will love your country home. I am happy for you in your choice. She will be a devoted companion and the t.v. is just a box that squawks!

One Woman's Journey said...

Judy, thank you - as soon as that city home sells I have a list of things to invest in. Better to wait.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

She looks like a very sweet girl. I know Caitlin is already excited about meeting her!! I showed her picture off this afternoon. :)

You won't regret rescuing Miss Callie.

Sky said...

i imagine callie will be so happy to have a good home and a mom who loves her. i hope she curls up with you at night by the fireplace and becomes a very good "friend."

One Woman's Journey said...

Sky and my Jamie thank you for the early morning comment.
I have never seen such a happy little dog.
Will be good for me. I walked her last night and at 5:00 this morning.

Hughes ap Williams said...
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Hughes ap Williams said...


We just found our Miss Rose two weeks ago.

Our Little Guy died August of 2008, but it took us this long to be ready and find just the right dog.


Cape Cod Kitty said...

Well, welcome, Miss Callie!! She is very sweet and so fortunate to be your new companion at Wood Haven.
As for TV, I find myself so annoyed with it, that I hardly ever turn it on anymore. No great loss. Radio is more enjoyable. I love NPR and local programming.
Best wishes to you and Callie!

Darlene said...

I just got back to reading blogs and found that you now have a wonderful companion. Congratulations to Callie for getting such a loving mistress.

One Woman's Journey said...

Marcia, Darlene and Huges ap Williams thanks for the comments.
Hopefully Callie calms down. At the moment she is still very needy of a lot of attention.
I do know "she likes me".