06 May 2009
Senior Airedales Fundraiser!
Passing this on to all who might want to check it out. These volunteers kick some butt in their tenacity and perseverance for the welfare of the "old" boy and girl 'Dales and I salute them for all their hard work. I'm a little late getting this out but there are a few days left and you can check it out here: http://www.alldogssite.com/senadtsfundraiser091.html
I'll always remember my favorite old boy "Lucas." He was found wandering down an old country road in the middle of nowhere in West Texas; a 95 lb. hairy- and do I mean hairy, sweet big 'ole teddy bear Airedale by my ex in 2005. Teri stopped and offered him some potatoe chips and he promptly hopped in the truck. Teri called the number on his tags and the man that answered said "No", they had no large dog like that. Well, a lady called back later and informed us that yes, he was hers but she couldn't keep him. He wouldn't stay in the yard. Apparently he'd been given to her by another person 60 miles away and couldn't keep him in the yard either. Sounded like since he was a big dog that nobody wanted him in their house and threw him out in the yard. Hmpf. Some people....don't get me started. Anyway, the lady said she would just have to find him a new home or take him to the pound and we said that we wanted him. We had already fell in love with him and Bentley and him took to each other like a fish to water! So, I stripped down with him that night in the bathroom and gave him a bath. Woooo- was he ever dirty and loved his baths. I took him to the vet and found out he had tick fever, heart worm positive and approximately 9 years old. He battled the after-effects of tick fever till he went to the Rainbow Bridge in 2007. Lots of good times though and I learned a lot about tick fever and the many disguises it has. Luke gave so much love and many laughs at his antics that I'll remember forever. When I was going through a bad time, he would sit on my front porch with me; he loved to garden with me; he went everywhere in that little town of West Texas with me and of course we had hamburgers! Here's to Luke the Duke - the best 'ole boy ever. You are dearly missed.