As many of my readers already know Gottoo, my little Basenji pictured above, died last winter. Clover, also pictured above, has at least stopped searching for her buddy, but she has become very needy and insecure. She will be sixteen come January.
I’ve been trying all summer to find a new companion for Clover, but have had no luck. Almost all the dogs we’ve had on Locust Hill were rescue dogs, and I assumed I would have no trouble find a suitable dog at a shelter. I’m looking for a female dog about the size of Clover, hopefully one 2 or 3 years old as I no longer want to cope with the training and trouble I’d have with a puppy.
Every day there are new pet ads on Craig’s list for suitable dogs, but most are from shelters. In fact many are from Kill Shelters, begging readers to give them a home, but even those places would rather put a dog down than give it to someone who doesn’t have a fenced area.
Over the years of writing my garden columns I’ve succeeded in getting a burro, a ram and two ewes,after telling my readers my troubles at acquiring them. So here I am again, hoping one of you might know of a young female dog who needs a home and would enjoy living on a 250 acre farm with two elderly ladies, Clover and Hatsy
I’ll get back to writing about gardens soon.