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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Love Those Fosters

With the temperatures soaring over 100 degrees here in Oklahoma, we're staying cool as much as we can. No riding in the pickup for us this week because of the heat. The grass is turning a little brown and getting crunchy under our feet. One of my favorite things to do is stand under the spray when Mom is watering the grass and flowers. I can really soak that cool water up and then shake it off! Glynn gave it a try but decided after a few minutes that she didn't much care for it. Cap said it wasn't his cup of tea, either.

We're so thankful for caring dogs and their families, like our friend Mackie. He takes in fellow wire fox terriers that need a place to stay until they find their furever homes. It warms the heart to know that these unfortunate pups are getting the help they need and finally know they are loved. Great job, Mackie! As much as we'd like to take in some foster wires, we just don't seem to be able to find any in our neck of the woods. Boxers and Dobies, yes. Jack Russels, oh yeah. Even a few kitties have come and gone. But no wires like me. Not even close. This is as good as we get...

Our latest foster is a barred owl with a broken wing. Fortunately, it's already beginning to heal and it won't be long before he's on the fly again. We get a lot of birds of prey from the game wardens, but Mom draws the line at possums and raccoons in the house. Anything that climbs up her pants leg makes her squeal (hee hee).

~Tell

7 comments:

Noah the Airedale said...

Thank goodness there are people out there prepared to help. It's great that your pinkies can help with the wild life Tell. The owl is gorgeous. Hopefully its wing will heal quickly so it can fly off happily.

Noah x

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Tell...we just got caught up on ur bloggie...we loved the little bundle of joy on your bloggie...what did you wire think of him??? Lacie chases the tv whenever a newborn comes on...we're thinkin' she might not be the bestest when we start seein' hooman pups around here!!!

What a bootiful owl...does he DATE?????????? Lacie wants to know!

Barkin' at ya Tell!!!!


Pawslaps,

Scruffy

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Well, if you can't find any wirey pups to foster, I guess you'll have to make do with birds of prey. The owl is very pretty. We hope he can return to the wild soon. Our mom isn't too enthusiastic about things that crawl up pants legs either!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a beautiful owl, Tell, and how nice that your mom and dad can help him recover so he can be off on his adventures!
Our paws are crossed that you get some cooler temps soon!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Eric said...

Tell...isn't Mackie and his leggeds great? I'm sad you can't find a wire to foster. Mom said something about she might be able to donate one to you who likes rolling in dirt day after day.I think he would be better of with me pawsonally.

Wiry wags n kissies, Eric xxxx

Agatha and Archie said...

Yes we are happy that there are people like you and others who help other out.......We think that owl is quite lovely.Do you want some of our endless rain???? it wll cool you off..Love nad kisses A+A

Lenny said...

Stay cool and thank goodness for big hearts like yours!

Your friend, Lenny