Friday, April 17, 2009

Out of her shell

This morning Penny took great strides as she began to step out of her shell. As you probably remember Penny is a small beagle that is a bit on the shy side. Today she really let me know the she really is all beagle.

When I walked her this morning a few rabbits ran across our path and the first thing she wanted to do was to chase after them. I didn't let her. I didn't want to worry about what could happen if she was off the leash, the danger to her and also the possible danger she could present. As soon as she realized she couldn't run after the rabbits she began to bey. It was a beautiful sound! She took a stance that was bold. She raised her head high in the air. She leaned forward, wrinkled her forehead, and let her ears move slightly forward as well. She was no longer the timid little dog that I described yesterday in my post. Now she was a small dog full of determination and attitude. She refused to give up on the idea of chasing those rabbits until I was able to remove her from the area, much like Old Dan after he killed the mountain lion in the book Where the Red Fern Grows.

Tomorrow is adoption day at the Brown County Humane Society from 10 am to 2 pm. I hope that we will be able to say "goodbye" to some of our current dogs and send them on to loving forever homes.

If you are from the are and are interested in any of these dogs or would just like to look around feel free to stop by. The link to the Brown County Humane Society is on the left hand side of the page.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My apologies to my readers

I apologize to all of you who have been reading my blog. As a college student nearing the end of the school year and graduation things are very hectic.

The Brown County Humane Society is as full as ever. We currently have ten dogs which include a beagle, a corgi, four black lab mixes, three pit bull mixes, and a shepherd mix.

Our beagle's name is Penny. She is roughly five years old and on the small side for beagles. She is very quiet and timid and unsure around new people but is beginning to warm-up to me as well as the other volunteers.

Our corgi is in high demand. Her name is Chloe. Right now we have two different parties interested in her so she probably won't be around for long. She is a very playful pooch and walks quite well.

Our first black lab mix had to have her left eye removed do to some misfortune but she is a dog just as much as any other. There is no need to feel sorry for her because she doesn't know the difference. Also feeling sorry for her will only cause problems, not fix them. She is a very high energy dog and needs an owner that has a very high energy level to match hers. Her name is Hope.

Our second black lab mix's name is Izzy. Despite the name Izzy is a male (most people assume Izzy is female because of Grey's Anatomy). Even though he is small he wants to be the one in charge of all the other dogs. This makes him aggressive with most larger dogs but he gets along quite well with smaller ones. He has a lot of energy as he is still a puppy and most likely not fully grown.

The third black lab mix is also a puppy. Her name is Lulu and she is younger than Izzy. Lulu does not understand boundaries yet which is very evident in the way she walks on a leash. Don't worry though this is because she is a young puppy and hasn't learned much yet. She seems to be housebroken though.

Our last black lab mix I do not know much about, in fact I don't know if it is a male or female and I don't know what its name is either. I do know it has ringworm and our volunteers are doing what is needed to clear up the ringworm.

Two of our pit bulls are looking for places in a pit bull rescue as we do not have the time they need. With plenty of work they could become good family pets but they need someone who has the knowledge and time to get them to that goal.

Our third pit bull's name is Chelsey. She can have problems with other dogs but she can also do quite well with them. Proper introductions are very important. She is a strong, muscular dog with a very obedient personality. She gets into trouble when she is alone with other dogs, without someone she can look to as her leader.

Our shepherd mix is a very beautiful dog. He bears a strong resemblance to a wild dingo. He does quite well on a leash and in certain structured situations does well with other dogs.

This post will serve as a new starting point for my blog since I have not been keeping up with it as well as I would like. I may not make updates to all of the dogs daily but I hope to write about one key event every day. I will also make notes on any adoptions and any new dogs that we take in. Some dogs may not be discussed in great detail or even at all but I hope you enjoy what I do choose to discuss in this blog.

Check back tomorrow for some news from the Brown County Humane Society.