Monday, December 13, 2010

A visitor

On the weekend, we visited our friend Millie.  When we came home, we found this handsome fellow hanging around our house.  If you look closely you can see that his left paw is deformed.  We don't know if it was an untreated broken foot, or birth defect.  However, he was very thirsty and hungry.  So we invited him in.

Once he had a long drink and some food, he was ready for play.

We raced around.  As you can see, his tail was docked.  This is illegal in Australia.

His bumble foot certainly didn't slow him up at all.

Unfortunately, he became very excited at being around us girls, so we had to be separated.  We couldn't find his family or anyone who knew him, so today the RSPCA came to take him to the shelter.

We hope he can find a family soon.  He was a lovely boy--just too big for our little garden AND too amorous for us girls.


  1. No wonder he was amorous. What a huge shame he didn't have a collar and tag.

  2. What a beautiful boy! I sure hope dat he can find a new home and they will loves him to pieces!
    I knew dockin' was illegal in parts of Europe but didn't knows bout Australia. Why would you WANT to dock a labs tail???? Dats silly.


  3. Well that is just the nicest thingy that you did fur that fella. I am sure that he really appreciated the foods and drink and being taken to some place where he will be well cared for. You showed the real spirit of Christmas.

  4. What a nice looking fellow!
    That was so nice of you to take care of him for a bit.
    I sure hope he finds his home:)

  5. What a good looking visitor!! That's bad that somebody would dock his tail. Labs have such beautiful long tails. He looked really friendly and we hope he finds his home soon! Lots of love, Holly and mom

  6. oh how kind of you to give a stranger some foodibles and loves, we are sure he will become a furry cool present for someone this xmas - loves and licks xxx

  7. What a Christmas gift you gave to that poor pup. I hope he finds a forever home soon.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  8. Oh! I hope he finds a home. I wonder why someone would take off a doggie like thats tail?


  9. At least you had fun playing with him for a bit! We hope he finds a loving home. He's very handsome!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  10. Such a beautiful boy... i hope he finds a nice home before Christmas. With a face like that... i think he will.

    too amorous? hehehehe

    My tail was docked too in Aussie. I don't know why they dock my tail. But i can still wag it very fast... Anny says that it looks like an antenna sometimes.

    woofs n licks,

  11. He's a handsome guy. Hope he finds his parents or a forever home soon.

  12. Were getting behind in our reading, what with the demands of the Season and all. So let us just add our best wishes for the little fella. Sure hope your RSPCA is a no-kill shelter, and he finds a good family that will love him and take proper care of him, unlike whoever had him before he escaped. Can you blame him for wanting to stay: water, food and three lovely lassies. What more could a bloke want?

    Jed & Abby