Scout came to us about 10 years ago. My sister lives in the country and many animals are "left" out there...we believe that is what happened with Scout. He was hanging out by my sister's house and she was leaving food out for him and eventually she was able to catch him. I believe she called the local humane society to see if anyone was missing a pet...she knew that we already had "jacks" and what's one more to our crew, at that time of 3...so we picked him up and went on the Internet to find a name for him... SCOUT seemed perfect... He knew to sit and come and quickly learned more. For the longest time when a hand came towards him, he would roll on his back and pee...he seemed afraid... He was a quiet boy...got along with the others well and had very good table manners. When offered a treat...he would gently take it out of your hand..
He LOVED to be outside...and he was a Hunter and Scouted the yard...looking for critters to get and he sure did...bunnies, birds, frogs....whatever that came into the yard was HIS!!! We tried to prevent him from eating them...and that could be a fight to remove the animal from him. We don't know how long he was living in the country and feel he ate animals to keep alive...not sure...just seems like that. Last year and now again this spring he started to dig up bugs and worms and eat them...
We could see him slow down, his hearing wasn't good and eyes were getting dim...Scout was also Very Camera SHY... He was my shadow, he would sit by me and follow me around the house.
It's quieter now with just Mack and Jackson Brown...and it was hard to take only 2 boys for a walk yesterday...
Thank you so much for your prayers, love, support and for the poem, Toni.....I'm crying now as I type this post..I'm glad God made fur-babies for us to love and for their unconditional love for us..Just like God's Love for US.
These photos are from Saturday morning before the vet trip. Enjoying the beautiful day with our little Scout :)