Monday, October 27, 2008


Yesterday, Rocky lit a fire under us to get us moving on trying to rehome him. My husband let Rocky outside and went into the garage, thinking if he tried to jump the fence, my husband would see him go past the garage doors. Well, he didn't see him and the next thing my husband heard was Rocky trying to eat the neighbors dogs through their fence. The good thing, Rocky came as soon as he was called. (I'm sure the neighbor lady was relieved) The next time we let Rocky out, we used the tie out that we used last year when Cash was getting out (before we discovered the power of an electric fence) and Rocky still managed to jump the fence. Now however, he has the tie out attached to his collar. I don't think I need to explain the dangers that are there. We moved the tie out away from the fence, which forces us to walk outside with him to get to the tie out. Let me tell you, it's in the 30's tonight, it was not fun searching for the tie out and then untangling him later. (he wrapped the thing around the post a dozen or times and rather than be forced to deal with it when I first wake up, I decided to do it now) Therefore, last night I contacted a rescue to see if they could help us. Now, some of you may remember this past spring I contacted dozens of rescues and got told I was S.O.L. One woman told me to give up all my other dogs because it wasn't Rocky's fault he was a pit bull. Uhm, rehome one dog or rehome six? I figured I'd get a similar response from this rescue and I'd just continue emailing one a day until hopefully, someone offered to help. The only thing I did differently this time around, I left out the fact that he's a pit bull in my initial email. The rescue emailed me back and said as long as I could foster him, they could probably help me out. I emailed them back tonight with photos and telling her that he was a pit bull (they have several in their rescue) and the reasons I didn't disclose his breed immediately. I find being as honest as possible is the best way to go. I also told her I would understand if this changed her mind. Hopefully, I'll get an email back telling me she can still help me. Fingers crossed. I'm also offering a donation to the rescue that helps me, which is added incentive as he's up to date on all shots, neutered and on heartworm preventive. The only thing they have to do is put him up for adoption.
Tomorrow I have an OB appointment. I'm so glad it's with this particular doctor and not one of the others. I feel comfortable enough with him to explain my reasoning for not having the three hour glucose testing done at the office than I would with any of the other doctors. Here's hoping I don't get too much of a scolding. ;)


Anonymous said...

I hope all goes well with Rocky, I love all dogs. His type gets a bad reputation, and it is not the dogs fault. It is usally the owner, the worst thing that ever happened to me with his type was, one took a pee all over me. It was just before a Big Date, and I was late, because I had to go back home and change my cloths. My friends thought it was funny, and laughed for years. I think it was funny now, so go ahead and laugh! :)

A long time ago when I worked Door to door, the dogs that bit me were the ankle biters!

I would take him if I could have animals, but will have to wait get a dog. I miss having a bunch of animal friends, and wait for the day I can do so!

I hope you have a good day, and that your appointment goes smoothly for you.


Adirondackcountrygal said...

That reminds me I'm months overdue for my annual exam. I know that some people are phobic of pitbulls. Its a shame too, because some can be very sweet. I found it amusing that this weekend at the fall festival downtown, the pet store was having a "pitbull kissing booth"!

Beth said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for Rocky!

I hope all goes well with your appointment! Keep us posted.

Love, Beth

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Hope you get a positive response on Rocky :o)