Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Gulf Shores, AL
So, I called the Pensacola no kill shelter - there are two, apparently - and they can’t take Lyric in, either. They are too full. The assistant gave me two numbers that are no-kill but the first isn’t open right now. It’s 10:42am, and they at 12:30pm so I have to wait. The second was more of a home rescue, and I talked to the lady but she can’t take him because he jumps fences. I’m a few inches taller than five feet, but the fence is smaller than me and I would guess about four feet, a bit over that. Our other dogs know not to jump it, but Lyric - I’m guessing those instincts again - jumped today, and went after a squirrel. Sigh...
Regarding the jumping, I think I would feel bad if I didn’t tell them because like I said, he jumped our fence and ran after a squirrel and that wasn’t the first time. He’s been here for a few months, and after the first month he learned he could barrel into the gate latch and the gate will swing open. Though I stand outside to watch my dogs everyday, he learned to run at the fence to open it - even if I was standing right there! So that also led to him leading my slightly ******ed - LOL - Australian Shepherd to follow. The Aussie is a definite follower, not leader. They went and got lost in the woods and couldn’t get out, and guess who had to go after them?? Unfortunately, that seemed to have bonded them and now they are literally partners in crime and plan ways to get out the yard. The Aussie is slightly heavy, so he couldn’t jump the fence with Lyric today but he refused to move until I got that foolish dog back in the yard. I was so irritated, even though I know it was all instincts. Stupid squirrels.
Anyway, the home rescue lady gave me two other numbers. So now I’m down to three to try and call, one of which I can’t call until 12:30. Wish me luck. I’m getting the feeling this is going to be a long day.
I feel like I’m going in circles lol