Note: Sharing my story I wrote on MyLot.com … January 26, 2017
This is Duke, he is the dog in the ‘cloth house’. He has a 10′ by 10′ … 6′ high kennel. He has lived on a heavy chain in the winter weather. I have made sure he doesn’t have to feel the winter weather. The only thing left to do is … to just move in with him 🙂 ❤
I don’t believe in keeping dogs outside … since I have to … I have made Duke a ‘cloth house’ with canvas … tarp on top. By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.
Well … I think I’ve gotten Duke’s kennel as homey and cozy as possible. I never wanted to keep a dog outside … never.
We live in a small house … and we have 2 more spoiled Pups who wouldn’t tolerate Duke to live inside. So … I’ve never kept a dog outside … and I worry for him. I can’t bear the idea of him getting cold again. I still have images of him in my mind frozen to the ground … not being able to get up.
The heavy-ass chain around his neck was frozen … it was also … tangled around the trees, stumps. Duke didn’t have a chance in H…… of getting into his dog house. He had to lay there until someone came to help him.
Skip and I had become Duke’s guardian angels for almost 2 months when the ice storm hit here. No one could drive on the roads for at least 3 days around here. The man who owned Duke didn’t come for a week.
Skip and I walked in the ice to Duke … carrying food, fresh water in jugs for him for several days. I cried a lot of tears for Duke … more than anyone knows.
Finally one day the owner was there … he told us we could have the dog or find him a home … he wasn’t coming back. We didn’t have the money to purchase a kennel, doghouse and such … my Facebook Friends sent money to help me help Duke.
I have been covering Duke’s kennel … we put a thick-quilted waterproof/windproof covering around his doghouse. His doghouse is wrapped, tucked in that big cover! [em]happy[/em]
Now … Duke is the dog in the cloth house! [em]happy[/em]
Note by this Author:
I think now … I can relax more now that I have Duke all ‘tucked in’ for the coming winter weather this week. During the days I can roll the front curtain up so, he can see all the comings …. goings of Kissy, Camie our other 2 Pups, and Skip and I.
I study his kennel everyday to see what else I can do to make sure he doesn’t have to feel the cold. I wish he could be inside with us … it bothers me when I’m warm in the house … he isn’t. I feel all dogs should be inside Pups, cared for like children … loved, being near their humans. They need that.
Photo/true story owned/written by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee