Do you have any strange odd, strange or super wonderful auction finds/buys?
Here is the best thing that ever happened to me at a farm auction!
Estate auctions here in the South-quite a few of them are held on-site. Where the house, property and everything in the home is auctioned off.
One wet cold day (last spring) at a 100 year old farm estate auction, there was a very young dog running all over with excitement. You know one of those pups that are desperate to be petted/loved on. One of those goofy pups so filled with excitement and jumping on everyone with her very icky muddy paws. I am talking about very wet heavy clay Southern type of mud.
Even my back side had muddy paw prints before the auction was over.
Here she is. She is exhausted after that long auction and the ride to her new home. On the window seat behind my desk is where she parked herself right away. Needless to say for the first few days we had to carry her into the house- as she was so afraid of being kicked away like her last home. Now of course its like what me stay outside??
Upon petting the sweetie I was horrified to feel nothing but skin and bones. She had long thick hair and you could not see the bones. The kind of starvation where you feel every bone of the back bones. Heartbreaking. Someone walked by at that moment and dropped a paper that had held their sausage biscuit. She pounced on that grease filled paper and stated to eat the paper! Poor baby. I travel with my own food so needless to say- my lunch went to her right away.
All though the day I watched that poor baby root through the garage cans etc. Long story short- the farmer holding the sale said he wanted to get rid of her. She sure likes you (meaning me) "take her". I said if she is yours she is starving!! He retorted that he was not about to spend his money on feeding that dog.
Needless to say I could not leave her. My brain was saying not another dog (I already had 2 rescued dogs at home) but I followed my heart. Removed her that day (Saturday) and by Monday she was at my Vet. We thought she was about 4 months old. With my vet confirming my fears that she would not of lasted much longer.
Here she is now…almost 1 year old. A very sleek, tall leggy beauty. A real sweetheart. Have no idea but a few guesses at to what breed of dog she is. Border Collie mix perhaps? In this picture she is looking up into the tree for the squirrel that drives her crazy.
Anyone know what breed of dog she is?