Comanche  

lovemetouchme5 51F
1534 posts
9/6/2006 8:42 pm

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9/9/2006 9:00 pm

Comanche

As most of you that have read my blog know, I have five dogs (thus the 5 on my id!) Anyway, I’ve talked to you about My Rocky-Man, Katiedid!!, and Potsi and Richie Happy Days. The last of my five dogs is my old man. His name is Comanche, and he’s around 13 or 14 years old. He is a collie mix, although mixed with what, I’m not sure.

My soon2bx and I saved Comanche from a Winchester 30/30 bullet. His previous owner told us that if we didn’t take him, he was going to shoot him.

Let me back this up a bit… Comanche came to this guy from his father after he had passed away. He and his wife didn’t want to keep him in the house, so they let him take control of the back yard, while their other dog got to come inside. This was okay for a while, until the neighborhood kids started throwing things at him. It appears that when they would do that, Comanche barked hysterically, and tried to get out of the fence by digging. Wouldn’t you if someone was throwing things at you???? The man didn’t want him to do this, so he decided to chain him up. Now he didn’t use just a regular chain…He used a 10 foot log chain, attached to a t-post!!! This is where he was when my soon2bx and I showed up at the house. Although we already had nine dogs (we were living at the rescue shelter at this point), I couldn’t stand to see this dog chained up, and the thought of him getting shot was incomprehensible. So the soon2bx and I took him home.

When we got him back to the shelter, my soon2bx told me to let him run since he hadn’t been able to for so long. (The rescue shelter is more like a dog ranch, as it sits on 60 acres of land. It’s surrounded by woods and creeks.) Once I was able to get the chain and collar off of him, he was GONE!!! He took off into the woods across the road from the ‘ranch’. I put out food and water for him, which he appeared to have eaten, although I didn’t see him for three days. Then one evening, he started coming around, but wouldn’t let anyone near him. Finally, I sat down in a lawn chair and called to him. This time he came to me!!! From that moment on, he was my best bud, my shadow. That was back in 2001. Even as an old man, he still has to be everywhere I am.

Tonight, my old man is lying on the floor beside me as I type this post. His hearing is fading, but he still gets around well enough to pursue the rabbits after Katie chases them out of the barn!!!



silverbreeze2 65F

9/6/2006 9:12 pm

I think his name should be "Lucky Dog"! Lucky that someone with a kind heart rescued him and now, he is one happy dog!
When I read this, I looked down close to my feet at my 14 year old cat. Her eyes are showing signs of age, but she loves me truly. Their love and devotion will always be with you.

This was a good story with a happy ending, now I can go to bed with good thoughts!


lovemetouchme5 replies on 9/9/2006 9:04 pm:
I glad you liked the story...I love my dogs...Soon2bx always thought I loved them more than him...Maybe I did!

Loveme

digdug41 49M

9/6/2006 9:41 pm

he is fortunate to have you lover I think thats way cool

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lovemetouchme5 replies on 9/9/2006 9:05 pm:
Thanks dig! I'm the fortunate one though

LONELY5207 48M
261 posts
9/6/2006 9:51 pm

You are a good lady LOVEME, I love dog's, I have 1 left her name is shy I did post's on both she is about 15yrs and love her to death my old dog bud past away about 5yrs ago he was great. We used to live on 480 acer's of land there was a man that had a pit bull nice dog to me at least he tryed to train him to protect anyway the prick put him on a 5inch chain to a post and would kick the dog and crap the man was a nut case he had a little girl that came to see him once a month for a few day's while the dog got off the chain and bit het he took his shotgun and shot the dog. I had been trying to get him to give or let me buy the dog from him. This was back when I had a little bit of a temper I walked up to his car and told him why didn't you shoot yourself you &^^$&^%#^*&^ you trained the dog to be like that. That was when I heard the click of a hammer behind his door. I moved out the next day, later I heard he had problem's and shot himself or something like that, no I won't say it. His dog will see him on the other side.

TAKE CARE,
LONELY5207


lovemetouchme5 replies on 9/9/2006 9:07 pm:
Thanks for the story Lonely! That was terrible what that guy did!

Take care yourself,
Loveme

brute472 74M
3480 posts
9/7/2006 3:01 am

I believe I have said it before you are a softie and your love of dogs will always be a part of who you are.
There is nothing more endearing than to look into the eyes of 'Your very own dog,' and see the unselfish love shining out just for you.
Yes we both share that, you with your five and me with my four and I bet neither wants it to be any different.
Anyone that shows love for animals has a big open heart and I guess that is why we so often get hurt.
Shine on bright star and don't ever change.


lovemetouchme5 replies on 9/9/2006 9:09 pm:
I am definitely a softie Brute! I even get upset when I hit a squirrel, or Katie has a rabbit!

My dogs love me unconditionally...I love them too!

Loveme

purpletrashcan 50F
41658 posts
9/7/2006 10:48 am

You must be EXTREMELY patient to handle five dogs...and I bet you reap the rewards from them as well.

Pull My Fucking Hair!


lovemetouchme5 replies on 9/9/2006 9:11 pm:
you should have seen it when I had 10 dogs...Luckily most of them got along. The ones that didn't were in separate pens.

Loveme

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