Sunday, February 14, 2010

To dog, or not to dog - Conclusion

You might remember Jack, the dog who appeared in our neighbourhood. If you are soft-hearted, you may even have been feeling a little anxiety about what become of him. Well, my neighbour on the corner who has two dogs built a kennel for him by the roadside and feeds him. He's now officially called Jack (the dog, not my neighbour). I take Jack for walks, mostly at night when I've finished work. Jack is used to people again, and doesn't shrink away from them.

In the summer, he got bitten on the nose by a poisonous snake and his whole face swelled up. He looked like a lion for a few days, but the poor lad could hardly move and lay in his kennel for nearly a week. The neighbour took him to the vet who said that four-legged animals generally survive snake-bites. I'm glad about that. He's fine again now, and still sticks his snout in all sorts of places that might hold snakes.


Gia's Spot said...

Sir, I have found your blog so very interesting to follow, I put a link into my post for today, to share your wonderful efforts with my blogging friends. If this is not acceptable to you, I will gladly take it down. I wish you great success in your sustainability!

Rod said...

Thanks Gia, you're most welcome.

People all over the world look at this blog, mostly by accident I think, but it's nice to know when somebody is looking at it on purpose.

goemon said...

This story, now reaching all parts of the globe, will one day rival that of Hachiko.

I expect Richard Gere will play the part of Rod in the inevitible American remake of the movie.

Rod said...

Yes, I think that pretty much captures the essence of it.

It will be interesting to watch Mr Gere playing the scene where we run down an alley at night and I twist my ankle on the uneven pavement and hop about saying "Ow-ow-ow" and swearing, with Jack looking on aghast. I hope they can find a talented canine actor for the role.

Anonymous said...

You are a very smart person!