The dog is currently in Oklahoma with my best friend, Colleen, who was also the finder and sponsor of our Muzzy. Every year Colleen takes her daughters to the family ranch in north central OK to get away from the Texas heat and the frustrations of city life. Almost without fail, stray animals show up and don't leave. Why would they? They get oatmeal and medical care and the ministrations of two animal-loving children.
This sweet dog, tentatively called Ladybird, showed up shortly after July 4th. She had a collar and a cut paw but no tags and no chip. She is young and of the submissive school, going belly-up for children and other dogs. She has clearly been well trained in the art of hunting, as she elegantly and silently points at small animals, such as rabbits. She has been to the vet. All her shots and preventatives are now up-to-date, and her paw is healing nicely.
If you would like to learn more about Ladybird, click here to read an entry on Colleen's blog Cranky Girls' Farm. Also, Ladybird will be coming to Austin in early August. I've offered to keep her one or two nights while she awaits an appointment at the Austin Humane Society. If you would like to meet her, please let me know.