Monday, February 02, 2009

Meet Miss Scout

Yesterday, Scout came to live with us. This is Scout with Duncan. She tormented him, as little sisters will, all day yesterday. This morning she stalked our cat around the house, unaware that Zoe is a cold-blooded killer, armed and dangerous. I expect she'll learn.

She'll never win a beauty contest. She's got a long, hound dog tail that whips about and she's a little wall-eyed. An all-American brown mutt, part shepherd, part hound, part mystery and all heart. She's smart, wants to please, and listens when you speak.

She's got enough energy to light the house if we could figure out how to plug her in. When we first met Scout, she liked to jump up, but she's gotten better about that in just one day. She learned not to jump on the couch, at least while we're home. We'll see. Her foster mom says she likes to move shoes around the house. She doesn't chew them, just rearranges things for some reason only Scout knows.

She was a stray for a long time and then taken in by a family who starved and abused her. In spite of that, Scout is remarkably free of the hesitation and suspicion you might expect in a dog who has known hard times.

We walked her this morning and she did well on the leash. Jenny's wondering what we got ourselves into, but I suspect that Scout will work her way into the family in no time.

Now, if we can get her to let old Duncan nap in peace, this should work out fine.

10 comments:

RedTree said...

Good for you, Dave. She looks like a charmer, in her own special way.
Good for you, Miss Scout.

Tom said...

Best wishes to all of you for a long and happy life together.

Jeff Shelby said...

I am so glad you guys got her. Awesome.

norby said...

Rescued dogs always seem to know that they've been saved-she probably just wants Duncan to be as happy as she is.

Besides, why would he want to nap when he could be playing with her?

Congrats on your new family member Dave...

John McFetridge said...

Great looking dog.

(and I'm not just saying that because she looks exactly like mine).

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Glad you got her. All dogs should get good homes.

Barbasaurus said...

I went through a phase after I read To Kill A Mockingbird where I called myself Scout. I think I still have a Laser Tag card with that name... Anyway, I'm glad you saved a dog and gained a family member!

Charlie Stella said...

Davey 3x's ... like I said, you're a pure humanitarian.

Bella cane ...

Here's to Scout Terrenoire.

JD Rhoades said...

Awwww....

scott said...

Congrats, old man. Nice work. (Even though I know Jenny did all the labor on this.)