I had several dogs boarding here during the month of July limiting my ability to leave the farm, sleep, or relax in general. The last one left early Friday morning. I feel very sorry for her as her owner is gone to work most of the day and she gets very little attention. For the first few days I let her run with us in the grove on a limited basis. I took her into the barn on a leash and she immediately attacked 3 of my oldest chickens. From then on she had to stay in the kennel and fenced yard where she sat and barked and whined all day long. When the owner picked her up he did not offer to pay me and I didn’t ask – I just feel sorry for the dog. She’s also the dog who ran to our place on one of the coldest days of the winter. I kept her overnight until I took her home and insisted that the owner let her into the house on such cold days. He told me she had a bed and one heat bulb in an open building – I said that was not enough on days when the temperature did not raise above 20 below.
It just makes me sad.