Sunday, May 22, 2011

A promise is a promise

Ok, so when we adopted our second dog (Sophie) from the streets of Portugal, I promised that would be it. We would never have more than two dogs and would one day return to being a one-dog-only household.

I have seen so many strays since that promise. Though each and every one tugs at my heart, I have recently met a stray that somehow tugs even more. She is so skinny and probably pregnant. I now understand how to spot this in an animal on the verge of starvation after taking in Sophie only to find that she was pregnant. I made a promise to not take in any more dogs. And, I understand that we just cannot do that. But, what if I just invite her over to our driveway for some food each time she passes by. I can do that can't I?

2 comments:

The Story Tales said...

I can tell that the hook has been set. You're getting a new dog (and all her babies) soon!!

The Stone Rabbit said...

I will admit, the temptation is there. But, we have too much working against us on this one (us going away for the month of July; my promise of no more dogs; and most importantly Sophie's greeting (aka barking and baring teeth) toward this poor stray. But, for sure, when I do see the poor girl, you better believe I'll be feeding her. I'd love to take her to the vet and get her fixed, if it's not too late. . .