Our temporary family
March 19, 2013 § 6 Comments
Last Friday Harrison went out in his PJ’s and threw out a sinker hook with some chicken liver on it and went in to shower. After dressing and going back outside, the fishing rod was moving around a little. After a long patient retrieval, the hook held the largest catfish we have ever seen. While cleaning it, we noticed a couple of puppies in the next site whining at the fish cleaning. They were shivering and hungry after obviously spending the night in the woods. Peg gave them some bread and warm milk which they devoured quickly and decided to come over to our camp site. After a while there appeared another puppy that had come out of the woods – we now had three puppies. Peg fed the new puppy and the others joined in again. Later still, the camp host was cleaning the neighboring site and said two of our puppies had wandered over there. But we still had our three puppies – two more had come out of the woods. So Peg fed them and the others joined in. They slept on our feet, untied Pegs shoe laces, and investigated everything that moved or made a noise. They were weaned but just barely. Someone had recently dumped them out to fend for themselves and they couldn’t. We and the camp host had called the animal control center and the deputy sheriff with his cages came by that afternoon and we lost our family to which we had become very attached. All five puppies had a definite portion of pit bull genes although the runt’s face was a little less like pit bull and was Peg’s favorite. They were so little and cuddly that we think they would be adopted quickly.
The catfish made a nice meal that evening. It was almost more than we could eat.
We are at Hales Landing Campground on Lake Seminole in southern Georgia almost exactly one year after we were here last. We are sitting here looking out over our wood deck at the scoter ducks feeding on the water plants on the edge of Lake Seminole.