Lady,Lucy,and Chet

This is Lady,Lucy,and Chet.  Lucy is a rat terrier mix  that came from the pound,  Lady is a min pin dachsund mix that pretty much came from the streets, and I got Chet, a collie, germen shepherd, lab, pit bull, rotty mix that I got from a farm.  Lady and lucy both have a little story to tell.  Lady, the min pin mix, lived with a rotty mix on a farm outside of Hollandale MN.  they would wander into town once in a while. Their owner wasnt the nicest guy and the dogs would run when they had the chance.  When we first moved into hollandale, we saw the dogs running for the first time.  A few months later my parents were sitting in the cafe down he street and both the dogs were laying out in the middle of the parking lot.  the waitress knew the owner and said that he was trying to get rid of he little dog.  the waitress called the owner and he came and picked them up. soon after they showed up in the parking lot again, maybe ten minutes after he picked them up.  later on that day the two of them ventured into our yard.  i was a little scared for my puppy Chet who was outside at the time, becouse of the big rotty mix, but he didnt seem to want to bother anyone.  the dogs stuck around for about three days before  I went to find the owner.  I found him at the cafe and told him that his dogs have been at our house for three days.  I didnt know were the owner live so during the night we put the dogs in the garage because it was only about 30 degrees outside in the night.  I told he owner we would take lady for him. He said ok, but he wanted Duke, the rotty mix.  when he came to pick him up, he dog was so afraid of him he would go, so I had to bring the dog to the man. For a dog thats afraid of his owner, the owner realy wanted him back.  there was nothing I could do though because it was his dog, not mine, these dogs did not live inside, but at least Lady got a good warm home to belong to. Lucys story begins when she is about 5 years old. Weve had her from the age of 2.  during the summer of 2008 the family had to leave southern minnesota and go up north to Round Lake.  I work at a kennel and wanted to leave them there during that time, but my mom wanted to leave them with a friend instead.  There had been a storm that took down her friends fence. Her friends husband had put it back up, but not very well.  About 3 hours after my mom left them Lucy, a small rat terrier mix, dug her way out from under the fence.  The family did all the could to catch her but they couldnt.  When my mom told me this we had to leave on the trip in a little while. Three days past and our trip was over, she still didnt show up. I called shelters from all around the twin cities but they had not seen her.  A week past with no sign.  Almost two weeks to the day she ran off someone gave my mom a call.  They asked her if they she had lost a little dog named Lucy.  the man had called the vet and used her id number to find her owner.  Lucy had wanderd abou 4 to five 5 miles away from he friends home.  She had wandered into their garage, ate the dog food that was in there and curled up and went to sleep on a rug. She left but soon poked her head out again and the man and his friend coaxed her over to them. She soon decided to stick around.  this mans friend did not want to give her make though, but man who called had lost dogs before and didnt want Lucy\’s owner to feel the same way.  When my mom came to pick me up from work,  I got into the truck and from under the seat lucy popped out and came to me. I was so happy I coudnt even think straight.  When I finely looked at her she had about 9 ticks on her body , scrapes and one of her toes was broken.  She didnt show any pain when I touched it though.  She now has a flat toe, but it doesn\’t look so bad, and she was a little dehydrated. She came around though, Im just glad to have her back.  Now Chet , I got from a farm. Chet was from a litter of 12 puppies.  His dad was lab, pit bull, shepherd and rotty, and his mother was a collie, shepherd mix. all the puppies were nice looking but he was the biggest baby of the bunch and the most beautiful.  Today lucy is 6 years old, lady is almost 2 and Chet is 1 1/2 years old.  They are wanderfull dogs and I love them all.

Deanna from MN