Sunday, June 10, 2012

who are you?

"Somebody new is here!" whispered Elliot.

He tip toed up to the barn door and peered gingerly around the corner. She'd been sleeping and sleeping and sleeping all day long and everyone was curious.

"Who is she? Where'd she come from? What's she like? Does she want to play with me?"
Zzzzzzzzzzzz. Not yet.

She blew in with the Saturday morning shift --- a wayward stray who'd managed to catch the eye of big hearted Connor on his way to the barn. He pulled over and after polling the neighbors, decided she was very lost and coaxed her to his car.

She took a long drink of water, ate a little kibble, then collapsed into a deep sleep. Even Diva's whining and the click of the camera couldn't rouse her. She was o-u-t.

After a long while, she woke up! Elliot had been waiting. He wagged hello, then dipped his head and  asked, "Hey stray dog. How come you smell so bad?"

Stray dog tried to shake her head, but her ear hurt too bad.

"Ah. You're hurt," said Elliot. My people will make it better for you. It'll be okay."

(Stray dog's ear is swollen and infected.)

After a full day's sleep, she finally got up, stretched and said "Hello." Such a pretty girl.

"Where do I belong?"

For now, right here. We'll do what we can to find your people - That's what we do here in this place. Now go get some more sleep! You've come a long way and you're safe now.


  1. You pretty girl. It's all going to be okay from here on out. You are in the right place.

  2. Thanks for helping this sweetie. Elliot is such a good boy. This sweetie stray may not know it yet but she is very lucky to have ended up at Bad Rap. Hope you get better soon. Thanks again to all the people associated with Bad Rap for helping these lovely dogs.

  3. Love that picture of Elliot peeking around the corner of the door. Such a sweet boy helping out all the time. You are in a good place little stray. They will all take good care of you. Hope your ear feels better soon.

  4. Man, she's cute! I hope she ends up in a great home -- either her current loving and frantic owners, or a new and loving set -- and I'm sure she'll have a lovely stay in the meantime. :)

  5. Hi, Stray Girl! I hope you're reconnected with your name and your family very soon. Until then, sleep away the stress of being on the road and enjoy the barn!

  6. Hello beautiful girl! What incredible eyes you have. Welcome to your new life. Thank you Conner for bringing this lost girl to the barn, and thank you Elliot for simply being you!

  7. Janet in CambridgeJune 11, 2012 at 6:31 AM

    Elliot is the heart of kindness. Sweet little girl with a swollen face. You'll feel better soon.

  8. This is so sweet it brings tears to my eyes. Thanks for doing what you do BadRap. You guys rock.

  9. She is beautiful!! Lucky girl found the right place! :)

  10. she's so pretty. glad Badrap exists. You're all so caring. I hope her family is as warm as you all are and this is just some strange fluke.

  11. She is BEAUTIFUL! Glad Conner's got eyes for the strays amongst us.

  12. Oh my! Adorably small! I hope her ear infection clears up quick. Those are certainly never fun....

  13. She looks to be an Elderbull ... hope you find her home.

    1. She's about two. And yes - not to worry! - she'll fer sure find her home. :-)


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