Has now turned into a Christmas hope.
Today I met Ruben. I have seen Ruben once only just a month ago. I knew him as my Thanksgiving miracle man. He is the man I saw that was feeding the stray dog right before Thanksgiving that I blogged about on Gray Gaia. Only a month later I find that Ruben has been attending to this dog’s needs for about six months now. He and his wife have built the stray, Beauty, a shelter.
Ruben is no stranger to dogs. He runs a home pet care business and pet sits. He made my Lizzie girl feel like the center of attention while were talking. As he talked I found out that he and others have been feeding “Beauty”. At first he thought it was a male so he called it Buddy but once he learned he was making friends with a girl dog he changed named so that when the dog hears it sounds like Buddy.
And back to the shelter he and his wife made, they have modified it for the winter. It is now sealed from the cold with a plastic tarp over the outside to keep out the cold. Along with this renovation they have added warm blankets for Beauty to nestle into.
I saw Beauty off in the distance watching us. We, Ruben and I, both thought she was wondering who he was talking to when she was waiting for her him. She has learned to trust him. Well, as least she has taken baby steps towards trust. He said that Beauty lets him touch her briefly now. He has noticed she needs some burrs trimmed out of her coat so he is building her trust so he can do that.
No one knows why she is there. But there is a network of people very involved in taking care of her. The place that she has chosen as “home” is on private property owned by the school district. Beauty was going over to the bus garage to beg in the beginning but the drivers were concerned she would get hit by a bus either coming or going. So when Ruben asked if he could tend Beauty on the land adjacent to the bus garage he was welcomed and approved with open arms.
This dog, this wonderful creature has found its way into many people’s hearts, including mine. I think maybe she could be an angel in disguise! Or maybe there are just nice people out here.
I will keep you posted as I learn more. Ruben is going to take pictures of her so I will be able to show you this wonderful dog when he does. I think she might be a Border Collie mix.
But we will see…..Stay tuned!