I have been friends with a street dog who lives at Feduro, a trucking company down the road. The company is in the process of moving to San Pablo, another town west of here and they won’t take this dog and her friend with them. I was told the friend dog’s owner died, and then the dog decided to live at Feduro but the family is still there and the grandson has responsibility for her. The watchmen say there is a man who drives a semi, and when he is in town he brings her food so I don’t feel taking that dog to my house is the right thing to do. But, Avionetta (little airplane) will be totally alone. I can’t leave her there to fend for herself, so today we brought her to our house.
I first became friends with Avionetta when she got hit by a car. I saw her with a bloody foot and I know the watchmen at Feduro don’t have the means or ability to get her vet care, so I took her to the vet. Thankfully nothing was broken. She had just lost all the skin from the top of her foot. I went by every day to clean and dress her wound, and gave her antibiotics. At this time she also had ten day old puppies! People at the company adopted the puppies later, and when she was almost healed I took her to a spay and neuter clinic so there won’t be any more puppies. This photo was taken in March 2016 when I first started caring for her (with Joel’s help), and we have been friends ever since.
She growled at me when we first met and I had to give her tranquilizers so I could get her to the vet. She quickly got to know me though, and was super good through the vet visit and all the bandage changes afterwards. I think she knew I was trying to help. Since then, I visit her every time I bike down the road and she is always happy to see me.
I never wanted a dog or any pets or anything that needed care, but we’ll see how this goes. She is a super sweet dog and I really like her, so if we are going to have a dog she is the one.
I will also keep an eye on the black dog, the other dog at Feduro. If they are totally gone and she is alone in the street, I will try to track down the family and make sure she will be cared for.