Since we have had a few sizzling days over here (alas, I'm not handling that much Sunshine as well as other folks do).. I find these images quite appropriate.
For all of you out there who haven't seen my Instagram photos - there's significantly less of ME, and much more of nature and a puppy. :)
I'm a bit tired and on a sick leave, so I'm not much of a "sight for sore eyes". On the other hand, all the magnificent nature that surrounds me illuminates liveliness and deserves as much photo-space as one can give it. Lastly, there's the matter of the "new puppy" that I've got.. saved.. (the truth is: the fella gave it to me in exchange for a used car battery - yes, folks do that).
I solemnly admit it: she's irresistible. :)
My dad told me there's this No One In Particular who has these puppies. He's selling them for 50 EUR a "piece". For my current situation, that mighty pricey, but considering that this breed has a value of about 300 EUR per pup, I went along with it and gave the pups a look.
A look of horror.
There they were, seven sibling, sitting in a wired-up "20 minute job" sort of an enclosure, that measures 1,2 times 1,2 meters. Never cleaned, bowl (one!) was never washed. Next to the enclosure was a pile of cow manure (his words were "it's ripening right now, I'll deal with it later").
He asked for money or "anything we can spare". I could; at that moment "spare" him a lot of nasty words, by out of respect for my dad.. I swallowed the anger and took one pup - one SAVED.
She was taken to the wet, weighted.. and she's undernourished (no surprise there). She was vaccinated with vitamins, and given medications to clear her tummy from any and all potential pests that are sitting in there. Then I took her back with us and gave a wash (image in the far right corner is taken right after she had her first bath). Water was black. Black.. and (mind me) quite smelly.
Right now, I'm learning about dogs.
I had cats all my life, you see.
But, due to the fact that I'll be moving soon (far away - across the street, story on that will come soon, trust me) I need a dog. Large one. Hence this puppy. She's Yugoslav Shepherd Dog - follow the link and you'll learn that they grow quite BIG.
Do I know how much puppies eat? No.
Do I know what s the meaning of some sounds she's making? No.
..but I have a vet, and a lot of folks wiling to help me - and help ŠARKA as well.
If you are "in the know" - lend a helping hand.
Both of us will appreciate it.
(just look at THOSE eyes) :)
Have a GREAT day, my dear friends.