Yes, you read that right.
Right before I left for Honduras, I stopped to pet L'Amour and to give her a couple of treats. It was my way of saying that I would see her when I got back. Yes, I literally said that to her, and she knew exactly what I was saying.
When I got home I received a text from a friend asking if I had seen L'Amour lately. It appears L'Amour hadn't been seen for while.
Yesterday I drove around looking for her, but I knew I wouldn't find her. We are all worried that she met up with a pack of coyotes.
It would be great if she would just show up again, but I am afraid that won't happen.
It was nice to have her around while it lasted.
If you missed the whole L'Amour story, you can catch up here and here. Oh, and here.
Let me tell you a little more about L'Amour.
I first introduced you all to her here, feel free to read take a moment and read this if you haven't yet. I was pretty pleased with the photos of her. She is such a sweetie!
Quick facts to refresh your memory if you read the other post: saw her roaming around by our gate in January, very standoffish at first, and now loves Milkbone dog treats.
Okay, now that we are all caught up, here's more about L'Amour.
It turns out that I am not the only one with a soft heart here in our neck of the woods. We have a neighbor, Fern, that is also softhearted. It seems that Fern has adopted L'Amour.
One day I stopped to talk to Fern on the road, and she started telling me that she thought someone was feeding her dog. (She's calling her "her dog", so she must have adopted her. Right?) I had to explain that I had been feeding her since January. The only thing that gave me away was that I fed her next to the road one day.
Fern seemed okay with me feeding her, so I just kept doing it.
Then one day I decided that we needed to name her because we would refer to her as either the dog, or your dog. In my opinion, every dog should have a name. In this case, she'll never learn it, but we will always refer to her by her name.
So, to answer some of your questions. We will never bring L'Amour to live with us. She has a family now. But I will continue to take her treats, cans of dog food, and dry food whenever I can.
I must apologize for leaving you guys hanging on the name for our stray friend. Just this morning, I was asked by two different people what her name ended up being. (Thanks Rose & Heidi!)
McD and I never really discussed the list of names everyone submitted, because McD made the pick without me.
Her name is now, L'Amour. Thank you for the suggestion, Lisa K.! Thank you to everyone for submitting such good names! Just for the record, I was going to call her Chance.
Here's a little L'Amour story for ya.
Yesterday, as I drove down the road, L'Amour saw me leaving the gate, and started running out to meet me on the road. Well, I was in a hurry, and I didn't have any food or treats with me so I kept going. It really pulled on my heart strings to have to do that to her, but it was necessary.
Today, I grabbed some dog food and a treat to be ready in case we saw her on our way to town. We drove a little out of our way to see if she was hanging around, but she wasn't any where to be seen. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw her. She was running down the hill. She had seen us, and knew that I'd have something for her.
I gave her a treat, and poured some dry food out for her. She was soaking wet, due to the rain, and just wanted a little attention. I love the way a brief two minute stop along the way really made my day.