It’s been somewhat of an adjustment but this homestead family now has a dog. This ragamuffin of a young pup just wandered into our yard one day and into the arms of Farmer D and has never left. We did our best to find the owner (he had no tag or chip) but to no avail.
We were rather inclined not to keep him at first – could we handle another responsibility? We had our hands fulls already. Besides, chickens are one thing but a dog needs companionship and with everyone so busy these days we weren’t quite sure if we could give the puppy the attention and training he needed. Fortunately, he was already potty and crate trained so that was a (huge)plus.
As we weighed whether to keep him or find him a good home, it got me to thinking that sometimes you just have to not look at whether this or that can serve a purpose here at the homestead. Sometimes the purpose is not material but immaterial. The love and joy this puppy gives to us and all who pass thru our door – priceless.
We named him Marley (his coat looks a lot like dreadlocks) but he also has a couple aliases… The Muppet… or Animal.
He’s a keeper!