Saturday, June 30, 2007

Meet Piper!

This is Piper...so named because she has lived for quite some time in a drain pipe on the corner of two very busy roads just outside of the city limits...



oh wait...you can't "meet" Piper because Piper chewed up my laptop adapter cable and I'm using Mr G's old laptop that doesn't have my camera software loaded onto it...

Piper, for a dog accustomed to getting handouts from passersby while living in a filthy drainage pipe, has managed to develop a Champagne sort of lifestyle right off the bat...

Vet bill: $800 (femur surgery, shots & spaying...apparently, Piper met the wrong end of a car before Mr G won her confidence with loaves of white bread making it possible to capture her...I think the sheared off femur helped with that too... I'd have fainted dead away if we actually took in an animal that was already spayed/neutered...and in possession of any tags or identification, much less current correct tags or identification)

Matching Collar & Harness: $23 & change

Dell laptop adapter cable: some ridiculous amount that when you include shipping is around $80 or so...$100 if you want it shipped 2 day...

Black 3-strap Birkenstocks: $80-ish

Generic extension cord: what, a few bucks?

ya'll have probably gathered Piper is a puppy, of sorts....somewhere between 6 & 8 months...so far, all of the Piper's victims have been My Stuff...and Mr G just gives me a look while sayin' things along the lines of Well You Know She's a Puppy...and Puppies Chew...

Crate training lasted 1 night...fortunately, we trained right quick & in a hurry to not put Piper in the crate the next night...Piper now sleeps in the bed....our bed...

Housebreaking is coming along...thank goodness...there are only so many things you can face in the morning before First Cup of Coffee...

Thanks so much for all the well wishes...Piper & I are both speeding along in our recoveries :)

...off to see if I can download my camera software from Kodak's site...
***here she is***



























9 comments:

Belle-ah said...

Well...I can't wait to see "Piper"!

Rhoda said...

Oh, what a cute story! You tell it so well too...we're laughing with you.

Rhoda
Southern Hospitality

Cathy said...

Luck Piper! He hit the jackpot.

Simply Me Art said...

I cant stop laughing. This dog Definately belongs in our disfunctional home! They get you every time these pets. LOL. Glad you are back up and visiting again.Have A wonderful Week. Jamie

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Piper is sooo cute! Absolutely adorable....it's a darling story.I am laughing about Piper :)
Lidy

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Awww, Piper is a cutie! I can relate! We are now calling our Boomer "The Thousand Dollar Cat"..... well, it's more like two thousand now, but he's more than worth it!
I'm glad Piper has a happy home!
:)

Rabbit Hill Creations said...

How cute is Piper!...hope your feeling better and have a great 4th. Toni

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

She is a cutie! Good luck.....I see she's training you quite nicely!

Suzanne said...

Awww Piper is a cutie...you can't stay mad about the cable for too long! And I'm sure she is helping with other chores too as you recover from surgery!

it's all about the journey...