Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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This is Stream of Conscious Saturday and this week’s prompt is FIND. The prompt can be used in any way and included in the post or headline. Go here to read more: http://lindaghill.com/2014/10/03/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-october-414/  My interpretation of FIND is as follows and is titled Found.

Found by John W. Howell ©2014

We were walking on the beach yesterday and came upon an interesting couple from Houston. They were in town for a little rest and relaxation. Like most mornings my wife and I were walking our Boxer Lucy. Lucy loves to go for walks and hopes to run into a number of people since she loves to be adored and admired. Unfortunately for her the beach is really quite deserted this time of year as you can see in the photo. Lucy tends to comfort herself by chasing gulls and plovers, as well as, a stray sand crab or two. She never ever catches anything but still keeps trying.

The couple from Houston were familiar with Boxers and had a number of them. Of course, Lucy was delighted to meet them and showed them all her tricks which number two. They are “sit,” and “give me five.” The subject of age came up since Lucy tends to act like a puppy and where we got her.

The wife of the couple said, “Where did you ever find a white Boxer.”

“Lucy is a rescue,” my wife said. “She was found on the streets of San Antonio.”

“My goodness, she looks so happy.”

“She is happy now. She was rescued by Austin Boxer Rescue and has been with us for three years.”

After a few more comments, we departed company and I was thinking how much I am glad she was found and that she is now with us. Lucy looked at me and I swear her expression was “me too dad.” She then took off after a heron standing in the water. (no she didn’t get near him)

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11 comments

  1. Cute puppy. So, are white boxers rare?

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    1. White Boxers are becoming less rare. Breeders used to kill them when born since the AKC did not recognize white as a color. The whites have since become ok. Most whites are deaf. Lucy is not. Thanks Charles. Hope atonement is going okay.

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      1. That’s bizarre. How can you not recognize a color? The animal has that color, so obviously it exists. Don’t even get my hungry brain started on the puppy killing over a freakin’ color.

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  2. What a sweet story! I feel that way about our cats. Even though Maxine and Junior adopted us, I feel like we rescued them from a possible short and miserable outdoor life. And I did rescue Wendy from a Wendy’s 🙂
    Thanks for the perspective, John. I needed it since I wasn’t too happy about Junior waking us up with his howling about 4 AM, then Wendy whining (and tearing at my blinds) at 5:30 AM 😉

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    1. We have two feral cats as well. They are a piece of work when they decide it is time to get up. Thanks Marie.

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  3. Lovely story, John! Thanks for making it part of SoCS. 🙂

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  4. Oh how sweet. She’s adorable. We have an adopted Australian cattle dog. She was a habitual runaway until she found our loving home.

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    1. If they like it they usually stay.

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  5. Wonderful story 🙂 I have a puppy that I found at a pet adoption agency that found her on the streets I didn’t want her to be put down so I took her in. My sister ended up being allergic to the dander so I had to find a new home for her. She now lives with a friend of mine so I see her every once and awhile. Her name is Sammy and she is a pure breed collie, she was such a sweet momma dog.

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    1. It’s nice you saved her and can see here now and then. Thanks for sharing

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