This adorable little girl arrived just before Labor Day. Honey came to us from our friends at Responsible Pet Care, a Maine shelter that had asked if we could take her. Honey had been found as a stray, and no one had come forward to claim her after the shelter posted multiple notices about finding her. Honey is elderly and, as you can see from those eyes, blind. How dogs like her end up as “strays” is just beyond us.
Honey is one of the sweetest, most wonderful dogs we’ve ever taken in. Well mannered, house trained, quiet, affectionate, and friendly — her tail never stops wagging! She’s an absolute doll. Who would not want her?
By her second day here, Honey had settled in, and it felt like she’d been with us her whole life. She came and went with the other dogs, and found her way out to the dog yard and back on her own (in 24 hours she mapped the route — out the door, turn right, go down one ramp, hang a left, go across the deck, turn right, down another ramp, and into the yard … and back again!).
Funnily enough, she decided to eat where the other two tan-and-white dogs eat — Allie Mae and Tanner enjoy their meals in the laundry room, so that’s where she eats.
The shelter had done some blood work on her and discovered she had Lyme disease. They started her on the medication for that, and we just finished the course of antibiotics yesterday. We’re in the process of arranging multiple veterinary appointments for her — with the ophthalmologist, our internal medicine specialist (for ultrasound and other diagnostics), and our veterinary dental specialist for a long overdue dental.
In the meantime, we’re thrilled she’s joined the family!