The Goat: Bluetick Coonhound Rescue Story
I wish I could look back at “the goat” rescue with fond memories but it was a painful, long and arduous experience. The redeeming memory is he found a home.
late one cold winter night respective colleagues and myself with our significant others were driving home from a vacation dinner at our bosses house. Our foreman lived on a beautiful bluff so it was a distance from the rest of culture. As we traveled down the iniquity isolated road it began to hail .
All of the sudden we saw a dog running down the middle of the road in front of us. I asked the person driving to pull over as I got out and wrapped the cold wet Bluetick Coonhound in my coat (never to smell the same again) and got him in the car. I was grateful my friends were open to transporting the animal to my stead as it wasn ’ t my car and their were respective complaints about the car smell.
Man this andiron was big. He reminded my of a mix between a dalmatian with his descry coloring and a Great Dane because of his size. He was decidedly thin but had to have been someones. I thought I was doing something good but I was in for a lot of sleepless nights. The cad howled like I have never heard fantastic before. After he devoured the food I gave him he pooped everywhere. The only sleep I got was holding him in my arms on the frame because if you left him he wouldn ’ thyroxine discontinue howl .
The next day I drove back to the area going down every electric potential road nearby with houses to find his owner. I took him to the vet ( a hale different saga ) and she proclaimed that he credibly was person frump but hadn ’ deoxythymidine monophosphate been for sometime as he was very malnourished. She said he was probably a hunt frank and got unaffixed and ran up the mountain .
I tried locally (emails, posters signs) and nationally (using websites) to find the dog a home while I was slowly loosing my mind not having a yard for the dog to run in. A nice lady offered her thousand while she was going to be out of town and I bought him a chase house and went over respective times a day to feed him. When she returned she sweetly let him sleep inside but quickly experienced the same thing with him not wanting to be left alone and howling all night. This strange had helped take on this animal and was besides trying to find him a dwelling .
interestingly, a woman from California contacted me and wanted the dog for her father but we had the dilemma of transporting the dog from TN to CA. I actually looked into carpooling opportunities as I was getting desperate to find him a home. I had to leave town the next weekend and had no where to keep him then I begged the Police Chief to allow him to stay at the pound for the weekend. He very kindly agreed, I love that man, and even asked the director to leave the lock untie so I could come and walk the frump when I was around which leads to another story…
My fiancee and I took the dog, nicknamed “the goat”, for a hike/walk on the perimeter trail. He had been sol good on the collar and so bind to me that we decided to let him off the rope for a little while. About 30 minutes into the hike/walk he heard something and ventured off over the bend. We cursorily tried to located him and couldn ’ deoxythymidine monophosphate find him. We spent at least another hour looking everywhere calling his mention before deciding we had to head second before it got dark. I started to cry I was then disquieted. Here I had rescued an animal only to lose it again. The think was devastating and I felt like a failure. I kept praying for God to help us find him .
We ascended out of the thick trail and were walking back along the dirt road to the car, a good 2 miles away from where we had lost sight of the goat, when all of the sudden I felt something behind me and I looked. The goat was right on our trail. As much pain and anguish that animal had made me feel was nothing compared to the true joy I felt seeing him again. I got down and gave him a gigantic hug !
A few days later the nice woman who had generously provided her yard as a temporary residence for the goat found him a home with a nice man in the country who had lots of land to run.
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Photo by Mark Riordan ( of his bluetick coonhound Juno )