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A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Dixie_Flyer
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Explorer
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.


HIghways Article Puppy Love

Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue
2016 Ford F250 King Ranch Crew Cab 6.7 Power Stroke
2015 Montana Model 3611 with 4400 Pullrite Hitch.

Wife Sue
Pets: Rainbow Bridge: Bart, Old Fella, Levi, Charlie, Mama, Hobo, Izzie, Peaches. Others Suzie, Dixie.

Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue
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It would appear so.  The mere fact that MetalGator has not posted since the change is ominous.

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

ljr
Explorer III
Explorer III

Me thinks the OF thread may be crossing the bridge?

Hope this format change was worth sacrificing the longest running thread on the internet. 

Larry

To me, this whole new format is a glitch.☹️

I wish they had left well enough alone.

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

I posted it as a system glitch that they need to fix.

"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

I still have to scroll to the bottom, then click on page 1 to get to the newest posts.”

Bingo! That’s the detail I was missing. Clumsy but it works.

Thanks!

Larry

I'm still here, still trying to make sense of this new format, which is not a very good one.  I've found that with the Sort being on Newest to Oldest, I still have to scroll to the bottom, then click on page 1 to get to the newest posts.  Now that I figured that out, I can keep up...

"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

DOTLDaddy
Traveler
Traveler

I fear, after trying to navigate and browse this new website design, that many, many people will give up on following the FOOF topic.  So many features of the old design are gone, including all of my past PM's, sent and received.☹️

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

Peanut57
Explorer
Explorer

Well this was a shock and took me awhile playing seek and find to locate this thread.  I used to be Shadow 57 but some how I ended up changed to Peanut57.  I have read and cried over this thread since my days in the office and been retired since 08.  Shadow has crossed the rainbow bridge but I do still have Peanut. plus a few other critters.  So happy I found this thread, now to figure out how to save it to locate it again.  Happy Thanksgiving to all.

So, when did this transformation take place?  I am an infrequent visitor these days.

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

Yikes!  I was afraid this was going to happen one day. 😯

DOTLDaddy

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

ljr
Explorer III
Explorer III

Glad to hear the thread survived. I still can’t get past the first page but I’ll keep trying. 

Larry

dturm
Moderator
Moderator

You may have display issues due to the change over to a new platform.  All the replies of this thread are still here.  The navigation is different and is taking me some time to get used to it.

Doug & Sandy
Kaylee
Winnie 6 1/2 year old golden
2008 Southwind 2009 Honda CRV

ljr
Explorer III
Explorer III

Not sure what happened here. I don’t follow the thread regularly. This time I stopped by to catch up and only a portion of the thread on a new site. 

is the Ol Fella thread dead?

Larry

Scottiemom
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Explorer
I have decided to drive to Virginia to see my daughter and family for Thanksgiving. I'll be at her in-laws (good friends) along with daughter and family. They have a big house. They will take their dog, Pepper, and I will have Brendon. They know each other and get along. Mostly they ignore each other. I will be driving my car as the weather there along the coast can be iffy. Then in December I will stay in Florida and visit my son and his family.

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/

aro_sie
Explorer
Explorer
Whew Burch! I dont envy you for that clean up job. Poor Monty, I know he felt horrible having that happen. I hope he is feeling better now and I hope you are also.

Derhelm, sounds like you are really deep into that project! I hope you post pictures when it is complete.