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A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Dixie_Flyer
Explorer II
Explorer II
Went camping this weekend at a campground on the lake, had not been there for a few years. Once there I began to walk around looking at the different sites when I noticed a very old dog. He just lay there until I got too close then he got up on three legs and hobbled away. Just judging I would say he is at least 11 years old. Well back to my story. The next afternoon he wanders into camp and just sits there looking. He looked so sad, so the wife got a bowl of our dog's food and put it down for him and he came over and ate. He then walked over to our dog and the two of them sniffed each other over and then they lay down together for the rest of the afternoon. That night he disappeared.
The next morning he was back and was a little more receptive of me. I looked at his injured leg and found that half of his rear foot was gone. It had healed and was not causing any problem except that he was walking on the stub that was left with no foot pad which causes him to limp. His front teeth were gone except for one canine tooth and it looked decayed. His eyes were tired looking and showing his age. He spent the rest of the day just laying around looking for a handout and by afternoon the campground host came around and saw him. I enquired about the dog and was told he had been there for three years and that most of the campers were tolerant of him and gave him food.
So what to do? Do you pick him up and bring him home or do you let nature take it course. He can't harm anyone, he has no teeth and he isn't a nuisance unless you don't like dogs, and no one seems to mind him being there. He is gentle and likes other animals as seen by his interaction with our dog. He still would not let me touch him but he would eat from my hand. Enough said, what would you do???

On June 28th 2008 Old Fella passed away of complications caused by bone cancer. Fella spent almost three years with his new family and became the icon of rescued old stray dogs. He will be greatly missed but his foot prints have been left in our hearts forever.

Now Charlie, the ten year old rescued Golden Lab has come to be a part of the continuing Old Fella story. (*Note, Charlie took his journey to Rainbow Bridge unexpectedly September 30, 2008)Suzie continues to charm her way into our hearts with her antics as she has grown from a puppy into a young lady. Togther they will carry on the Old Fella legacy. Come join us in their daily lives and be a part of the best feel good thread in RV.NET history. The legacy lives on.


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Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue
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Pets: Rainbow Bridge: Bart, Old Fella, Levi, Charlie, Mama, Hobo, Izzie, Peaches. Others Suzie, Dixie.

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MetalGator
Explorer III
Explorer III

Good Morning FOOFs

Have the motorhome ready to go for our trip tomorrow.  Taking the fur kids to Jetty park for a week.  ZuZu can show off her new haircut.  We got her trimmed at a new dog groomer place that opened by us.  We love going to Jetty Park and this year we are staying a full week.  Forth of July is ready fun there and we have a pavilion rented for a few days out by the shipping channel.  Always fun watching the cruise ships go by.

Monty had his 14th birthday last week on June 20th.  He is still going strong.  I love him so much.  He has been such a good dog.

Hopefully some of you are still reading the Ol Fella thread.

Burch

2018 Miramar 35.3 Motorhome
3 fur kids (Monty, ZuZu and Pinto)
Rainbow bridge (Murphy, Petie, Lola)

Safe travels. I hope your dogs aren't bothered by fireworks. My Brendon could care less. Thunder doesn't bother him either. I'm thankful for that. In three weeks I leave for my British Isles cruise. I'm first flying to Virginia to meet up with my travel friend (my daughter's MIL), then our little group of 4 is driving a rental to Dulles for the flight overseas. I'm starting to get excited. I have already packed everything, decided my suitcase was too small, so went out and bought a bigger one. Repacked and then hung everything back up. Just wanted to make sure it all fit.
Brendon will be staying with a friend. She is also a widow lady who helped me a lot after Terry died. She had 2 dogs at that time. They have both since died, so instead of getting another, she takes care of other people's dogs. She's keeping him at her house in our community. I know he will be well cared for, but it is going to be hard to leave him.

Have a great week, Burch!

Dale

Dale Pace
Widow of Terry (Teacher's Pet)

Traveling with Brendon, my Scottish Terrier

2022 Honda Odyssey
2011 Mazda Miata MX-5

2021 Coach House Platinum III 250DT
Fulltimed for 15 years, now living in Florida

http://www.skoolzoutforever.blogspot.com/

MetalGator
Explorer III
Explorer III

Looks like this new forum software has finally killed the Old Fella thread.  I try to keep it active but seems like it's futile.  I guess all good things come to an end.....

Burch

2018 Miramar 35.3 Motorhome
3 fur kids (Monty, ZuZu and Pinto)
Rainbow bridge (Murphy, Petie, Lola)

I just find it so cumbersome and difficult trying to navigate this forum. When I try to find something, it takes me forever and then I often have no luck. I hate it. I used to spend a lot of time on the forum because it was easy to see what threads were active, etc., but now you can't see anything at a glance. 

I am on my way home from Virginia, visiting with my daughter and her family. I also visited friends in Chesapeake. In July I am doing a 12-day cruise around the British Isles. Looking forward to it.

Dale

Dale Pace
Widow of Terry (Teacher's Pet)

Traveling with Brendon, my Scottish Terrier

2022 Honda Odyssey
2011 Mazda Miata MX-5

2021 Coach House Platinum III 250DT
Fulltimed for 15 years, now living in Florida

http://www.skoolzoutforever.blogspot.com/

Burch,

I applaud you for your efforts to keep this thread alive, but I agree with your conclusion that the software update doomed the effort.  Of course, other factors are involved as well, such as the death of several original, core members, and the general tendency of clubs and groups to lose members due to new interests and lifestyle changes.  A lot of people I know seem to enjoy Facebook groups, and I am a member of several groups catering to my interests at present.  If you're feeling ambitious, maybe you can start a Facebook group and post a link to it here.  Maybe the few foof members who have figured this new forum will see it and join, you never know.  In any case, best of luck and maybe we'll see you down the road.

Walter & Garland - Camp Canine caretakers
Miss Inga (aka "Shorty") - 10 y.o. old GSD.
Gen. Gretchen - Joined Rainbow Div., June 27, 2017 at age 13
Gen. Missy - Joined Rainbow Div., June 11,2006 at age 12
2018 Montana HC305RL 5th wheel
2018 Silverado HD 6.0L

Please don't confine a new group to only Facebook.  A lot of folks refuse to use it.  MeWe is another social media site, not near as large, but less inclined toward stifling conversation.

Burch, if you do decide to take Old Fella to other sites, please let us know, so we can join there.

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." -- Mahatma Gandhi

Czarny, black cat
Rainbow Bridge: Spotacus, Alexander the Grrreat, and so very many more

Yes it is difficult to navigate on here anymore.

Burch thank you for your effort.

maybe Facebook is away to go.

Dale safe travels on your cruise.

Dan & Patty
Miss Pickles the Pomeranian Princess Rainbow Bridge 8/8/2023
2020 GMC 3500 Sierra Denali 6.6 Duramax / Allison tranny
2021 Jayco Eagle 319MLOK
BWRVK 3710 companion
Maddy the Pampered Pom @ Rainbow Bridge 12-3-2013

MetalGator
Explorer III
Explorer III

Good Morning FOOFs.  We have been in Key Largo since last Friday but got to Canopy Oaks in Lake Wales, Florida last night.  Vacation is almost over but hoping to enjoy today and tomorrow before we head home on Sunday.  The doggies have done very well on this trip.  ZuZu has turned into a really good traveler.

Burch

2018 Miramar 35.3 Motorhome
3 fur kids (Monty, ZuZu and Pinto)
Rainbow bridge (Murphy, Petie, Lola)

MetalGator
Explorer III
Explorer III

Good Morning FOOFs

Still battling the vibration in my steering wheel with my new motorhome tires.  Mobile tech came back out and said the weights from the old tires were still on the front tire rims so he took them off.  Since the tires have balance beads in them, those old weights could be throwing off the balance.  I am going to take it for a ride this weekend and see if it's better.  We are going to the keys two weeks from today so if it's not better, I will take it to a local truck shop to get the front tires balanced with weights and get the beads taken out.

The fur babies are doing well.  However, I am a little worried about Monty.  He is losing weight.  He has been overweight for some time so he is actually looking good right now but I hope nothing is wrong with him.  He still has plenty of energy and gets along great.  He will be 14 next month.

It's been pretty quiet around here.  I hope everyone is doing well.

Burch

2018 Miramar 35.3 Motorhome
3 fur kids (Monty, ZuZu and Pinto)
Rainbow bridge (Murphy, Petie, Lola)

Did you have an alignment done after getting your new tires, Burch? We always had that done after putting on new shoes. Always did that for all our vehicles. Just a suggestion.

Dale

 

Dale Pace
Widow of Terry (Teacher's Pet)

Traveling with Brendon, my Scottish Terrier

2022 Honda Odyssey
2011 Mazda Miata MX-5

2021 Coach House Platinum III 250DT
Fulltimed for 15 years, now living in Florida

http://www.skoolzoutforever.blogspot.com/

I have not gotten an alignment done.  The closest place to me that does alignments is in Tampa.  There a several places around here that do truck/RV tires but they don't have the equipment to do alignments on a Class A motorhome.  My motorhome drives straight with no pull to either side so I am hoping it's just a balancing issue.  

 

2018 Miramar 35.3 Motorhome
3 fur kids (Monty, ZuZu and Pinto)
Rainbow bridge (Murphy, Petie, Lola)

MetalGator
Explorer III
Explorer III

Not happy with the new tires.  I have a vibration in the steering wheel that I didn't have with the old tires.  It's not terrible but enough to bother me.  The tire guy is coming out tomorrow and will be taking the front tires off and having them computer balanced.  Right now the tires have balancing needs in them.  I hope they get it fixed as I have a trip to the keys planned next month and don't want to deal with a vibrating steering wheel.

Burch

2018 Miramar 35.3 Motorhome
3 fur kids (Monty, ZuZu and Pinto)
Rainbow bridge (Murphy, Petie, Lola)

MetalGator
Explorer III
Explorer III

Been really quiet here lately.  Hope everyone is doing well.

I had new tires put on the motorhome yesterday.  My old ones were 7 years old.  When they took the old tires off, I inspected both inside and out and they were still in really good shape.  Looks like I could have used them another year easily, but the piece of mind is worth the cost.  Speaking of costs, I am glad I won't have to buy new tires for awhile! $$$

Burch

2018 Miramar 35.3 Motorhome
3 fur kids (Monty, ZuZu and Pinto)
Rainbow bridge (Murphy, Petie, Lola)

I'm still trying to learn this new format and not liking it. Can't seem to find anything I want. 

I joined a camping club that is primarily made up of members of my RV community where I live. It is called the Florida Fun Seekers and is affiliated with FMCA. Anyone can join though. Some are former residents who have moved away. They camp November thru April when a lot of people leave for the summer. It's one way for me to meet more people in my community. We have almost 400 lots, so there are a lot of people I don't know. Because I don't tow anything, they are good about including me to go out to dinner, etc. They don't have a lot of activities, but normally Happy Hour every day where we brings snacks and always one pot luck dinner. They also did a couple breakfasts this time. We did eggs in a bag and they are really good. It also gives me a chance to use my motorhome once a month which is good for it. We usually just go places around central Florida, under 100 miles. Good fun and good fellowship.

I don't know if there is an air show soon. We have had so many planes of all shapes and sizes flying over us the last week or so. Sometimes 3-4 at a time. Imagine they are from the Lakeland Linder airport, but not sure. A few seaplanes with the floats. We have the Fantasy of Flight nearby in Polk City, but that is a grass runway, so not sure if they are gathering there. I'll have to see if I can find more information. One person made the comment they were practicing, which made me question if there's an upcoming airshow.

Dale

Dale Pace
Widow of Terry (Teacher's Pet)

Traveling with Brendon, my Scottish Terrier

2022 Honda Odyssey
2011 Mazda Miata MX-5

2021 Coach House Platinum III 250DT
Fulltimed for 15 years, now living in Florida

http://www.skoolzoutforever.blogspot.com/