Thursday, September 1, 2011
We then decided in his best interest to have him 'fixed' thinking this was the whole problem. For you know once you get the taste of something you can't get enough. :) And, since he had a few pups to call him dad, we didn't feel like we were depriving him of anything. So Rowdy became an 'it' and Rowdy STAYED HOME. For about six months that is.
One day it all changed. He was in the house on the back porch (this was a 'no-no' for him) and one of the boys was reaching up in the closet for a baseball bat because they wanted to play ball. Any smart mom keeps those kinds of things out of sight for you don't ever want your boys to have fights and anyway you get the picture. So as he was reaching for the bat it ended up falling down from the top of the closet and landed right square on Rowdy's nose. Poor thing yelped and ran off. We didn't see him the rest of the day. In fact we didn't see him again until we drove to Clifton to pick him up the next day. And then it started all over again.
He's found several 'new' homes to stay at over the last few years. But recently he has found a really kind gentle older lady to pester. She really likes him and she told me so and she also told me that she'll leave food out for him. (might be part of the problem?) He is a really nice dog. But he is a large dog and has a tendency to almost knock kind gentle older ladies over while he's trying to get into her house. **sigh** Sure hope I've taught my boys better than I have this darn dog of ours.
So we are at the point of what do we do with this dog? Cowboy doesn't believe in chaining a dog up all day for what is the point of having a dog? We got a new chain, collar and spike to use and he's now being guarded very closely. We've let him off the last few days for it's so hot. But we decided we'll have to chain him up alllll day since we can't always remember to chain him up before bed so he won't take off again at dawn. Does anyone want a really nice, friendly, neutered dog who loves to have his tummy scratched?
I forgot to mention how Rowdy got his name. His full name is actually 'Rowdy Raymond Pfizenmaier'. Which actually happens to be the name that Cowboy wanted to name his last boy we had. I just really had a hard time naming my child 'Rowdy'. It was ok until a nurse at the hospital told me the name of her dog was 'Rowdy' and then the fact that he might live up to the name really made me think about it. So we decided to use Grady Griffin for our last boy and save the name Rowdy in case we had another baby by accident some day. :) The middle name Raymond actually goes really well with the name 'Rowdy' for that's the name of my rowdy father! :) Love ya dad!!
Think about it......