A lot has happened.
LeeRoy made it through another COLD and snowy winter. He’s doing really well. He looks alert and enjoys the back field. He barks all night and sleeps all day. His shanty has been his number one place of repose. Although he does like to lie on his back in the snow and lift his paws to the warm sun. He loves sitting about 150 feet from the back of the house–in the middle of our field–and staring at the house. He surveys the windows to see if we’re watching. He also keeps his eye on the french doors on the deck to see if we’re going to come out and talk to him.
Every morning I go out and greet him. And from a distance he makes some unintelligible sounds. Sits and stares for awhile. Then saunters off into the woods or back to his places in or around his shanty.
We have a couple of folks who bring him treats on a regular basis. He is beginning to trust them. I can feed him from my hand still, but he will not let me move that hand without running away. I cannot yet pet him.
He LOVES hot dogs (turkey and beef). LOVES pig ears too. On my recent visit to the SPCA to get him some meds to put in his food, they said that they might be able to supply Marcy and me with some dog food for him. Couldn’t come at a better time (financially–affording gas is a killer isn’t it?).
Did you know that:
- LeeRoy’s real name is “Levi?” It’s on his papers (don’t ask me how a rescue dog has papers, but that’s what the SPCA tells me).
- LeeRoy has taken to barking at his food. That’s right! Weird. We put the food in his bowl. After a few minutes of us being safely away in the house, he goes to his bowl and stands over it, looks in, smells it. barks a few times in different directions, then eats some. I say some because he has taken to grazing (as opposed to his usual gulping).
- LR is also big on deer watching. He doesn’t bark at the deer or turkeys–just at the fox and opossums. He’s very selective in his admonitions.
Wayne Jacobsen says that LeeRoy may become semi-famous. Yes, he is featured on thegodjourney.com this week. The podcast is entitled: “The God Who Whispers”. You might want to hear about him. Wayne saw some similarities in LeeRoy that he sees in people who want to live loved but are afraid to enter that affection. You may want to sign up for the feed. Well . . . more to come in a few.