This dog is great and I am so glad that we stopped at the animal shelter in Greenville, Ohio, found him and brought him home. He doesn’t know it but with a license for Darke County, I had to pay the shelter a total of $70.00 US Dollars for him. Fortunately, we have a larger than normal backyard that is completely fenced in so wildlife has to fly to get in or be able to use their claws to climb up and over the 6 foot tall board fence. Sometimes a rabbit will find a hole under the fence and crawl through and the dog sees the holes, smells them, but so far has not enlarged them so he can get through.
I would give almost anything to have our beloved, Autumn Eve, back. She was a magnificent Toy Fox Terrier but she grew into a full-size fox terrier—while her sister who was adopted by the neighbors across the street, remained a tiny, Toy Fox Terrier, she named Cuddles, we loved Autumn just as much. The lady across the street used to pick Cuddles up and carry her outside to pee and then she would cuss like a pirate to hurry her up to pee or poop. When she died, the owner had her cremated and she has left instructions to put her box of ashes in her casket when she dies and is buried.
Our backyard is filled with graves that I dug in order to bury our dogs. I made one tombstone for Puppy (and she was a different and sad story) who is buried here too. She had been brutalized by school kids and our daughter saw her with a mangled and broken rear leg, snatched her up and took her to the vet to have her leg fixed. The vet spent a lot of time just picking out pieces of broken bone and then fitted her with a steel leg brace so she could still get around by dragging the braced leg.Ultimately, in the end, the pieces of bone kept working out through the sky and the dog would cry when it happened. We would take her back to the vet and finally the vet said he could no longer get the pieces out and she had to be put to sleep. I felt so sorry for that dog and the short life that she had and how man’s best friend was treated. Photos below shows the brace and the sweet smile she had. She got to live with us for about 3 years.