Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dog on the Porch


I got back from Mass yesterday and sure enough, there was a dog on the porch. A Heeler. No collar. So I gave him some food and water, expecting him to be on his way after he'd had some scoff.

This Dog Hates Libs

But no, he was there this morning, sleeping on the doormat. I fed him again, on the porch, and he followed me to  the store, and back, to his home on the porch. And that's where he's staying. Outside.

Rural Idyll

Obedient dog, sits, heels (obviously) and likes running after the pickup, just like he's supposed to do. A church lady saw him this afternoon and I asked what she thought of the beast. "That's a cow dog," she said and she'd know.

Your Home is Outside

He can stay on the porch and I'll feed him when he's not foraging; he can add an extra tier of defense to the operation, if he chooses to stay. 

Every bit will help in the coming collapse.

God bless,

LSP

19 comments:

LL said...

Nice dog. You need to teach him to go on point.

LSP said...

Good call. I will. If he sticks around.

Brighid said...

A Queensland heeler, they are awesome herding and protecting dogs. I've had a few, loved them to pieces. Did you take him to the vet to see if he had a chip? (micro data chip under the skin) I chipped all our dogs, that way if they slipped a collar they could be returned to us.
Hope you keep him, he looks like a good compadre!

bluesun said...

Looks about like my Australian Shepherd. Hope you don't hate me if I say that I like the idea of you having a cow dog!

LSP said...

will check, B.

LSP said...

Hate? The reverse! Bluesun.

jenny said...

I've never been a huge fan of blue heelers, but that one is admittedly rather cute.
AND he's a conservative?
And he's staying outside?
good dog!
Don't let him chew on your new shoes.

LSP said...

He is!

Let's see if he stays.

LL said...

Let's put "Blue" (I named him) to the test - sort of a witch trial. Note how easily I slip into the role of Lord High Inquisitor, which may be useful if you replace Justin on the throne...

If he refuses to chew on your not-slippers he may be a trained hippie dog. (thus, a spy sent into your midst by the philistines from Austin)

If he tears the not-slippers to pieces then he's a disloyal cur who doesn't respect the scent of your feet and the pure love of the woman who sent you not-slippers, which means that he's likely a hippie dog (thus, a spy sent into your midst by the philistines from Austin).

Since the not-slippers come from Austin, if he shows them ultimate respect and carries them to you without puncturing them with his fangs, he's clearly a hippie dog and without question is a spy sent into your midst by the philistines of Austin.

LSP said...

Let's see how Blue reacts to the not-slippers.

He's still here so I'm thinking he may become a permanent member of the compound...

LL said...

Another convert!

LSP said...

Hey, I'll take all the help I can get...

Adrienne said...

You meany! Let him in the house. He clearly has chosen you to be his forever family.

When I worked for a vet we saw tons of heelers. Never a fan of their grown up appearance, but as puppies they are so cute it makes your heart sing.

jenny said...

and he's a hippie dog?
and he's going to guard your compound?
what a dog!

"Blue" is too common. Besides, shouldn't a parson's dog have a biblical or saintly name of some sort? Abednego, Zebedee, Obadiah, Habbukuk, Zephaniah... Personally, I'm partial to Aloysius Gonzaga...
Or if you want a simple first name, at least give him a rich middle name. Blue Abednego sounds good.

LSP said...

"Blue Abednego" hasn't stolen anything yet, so I'm thinking he might not be a hippy...

I hope.

LSP said...

My heart might soften, Adrienne!

Anonymous said...

Welby?

LSP said...

I've been pondering that, Anonymous...

Brighid said...

That is no hippie dog! He is a working/protecting dog.
I've had a few over the years: Buckshot, Ol Ernie, Slim Pickens, and Jack (the farting dog). Some came with names, some not.

You could give us more info on him and have a name contest. Might get a name that fits him out of the mix.