I have generated this thread (believe it or not) in order to be a reference in the ongoing HITH thread.
Approximately four years ago a "puppy dog" showed up on the front porch of my offices one Monday morning
and started howling.
I let him in, gave him a bowl of water and some left over steak. (A black trail was behind and underneath him wherever he walked).
That afternoon I let him out when I went home to my apartment.
On Tuesday morning
he was on the porch and â€œwhen I pulled upâ€ started twirling around.
I put steak and water on the front porch.
Once the steak was consumed the howling commenced again and I â€œlet him in my officesâ€ (as well the bowl of water).
This day a black trail was easily twice as evident.
Once again that afternoon I let him out when I went home to my apartment.
On Wednesday morning
â€œsame song, second verseâ€ but when the howling started I loaded him up into the Suburban and took him to the vetâ€™s office.
(I did a surficial examination and the â€œpoor little fellerâ€ had a tick every Â¼â€ on his body).
The shots and flee dip cost more than a pedigree dog and it took two additional trips to â€œget all the flees off of himâ€ but
He stays with me â€œpretty muchâ€ 24/7 (my clients have â€œgotten used to him wanting them to throw his bone [yellow plastic one at the office] when we are discussing projects).
This is Colie.
Waiting but encouraging me to throw his ball.
Getting aggravated about me taking his photograph.
Getting even more aggravated about me taking his photograph.