Sunday, June 28, 2009

Small Packages

I've always heard that good things come in small packages. With that being said, meet Tracker.
Friday morning I was headed to a friend's house to take pictures of her newborn baby. Just before I got to her house I came across this sweet little fellow sitting in the middle of the dirt road, not wanting to budge. I got out of the car to check on him. The puppy was crying and he was so tiny. He crawled up under my car and wouldn't come out. I had to get down on my hands and knees and pull him out from under the car.
My first instinct was to jump in the car with him and hope no one saw me :). But no, that's not what I did. I looked around to see if I could figure out where he came from, where he belonged, to find his mother, or his owner. Instead, all I saw were woods, a field, and no people. I took him with me to my friend's house. Later that day, her mom was able to locate the puppy's owner. The man told her he didn't want the six-week old puppies anymore (there was supposedly nine of them), that he had stopped feeding them and he hoped they all died. He showed her one puppy that another dog had grabbed around the throat - in obvious peril - and said he hoped it would be dead soon. She suggested a vet but he said they wouldn't be open until Monday and the dog would be dead by then. Long story short - she took this puppy back from the man and called me to come get him. I showed his picture to Mark (one I shot during the newborn shoot) and he went with me to pick up the puppy.
tracker tracking :)
Instant love! Who wouldn't love this cute little baby? Mark is looking at him and thinking "hunting dog". Kali and I are looking at him and thinking "awww, how sweet!" So we loaded him up, headed to Wal-Mart for puppy food, and went to the house. Mark named him Tracker, and you can see from the above shot he is trying to live up to his name already.
We take him out into the yard to play. Tracker jumps around and stumbles along. His balance isn't very good yet and he's not real steady on his feet. When he's had enough he sits by Mark's feet - as if to say, "is it naptime now..."
is it naptime yet?
"... 'cause I sure am sleepy!"

I just realized I missed You Capture. This week's challenge was summer. What better way to celebrate summer than with a new puppy :O). You can check out all the other summer posts at I Should Be Folding Laundry.


Caseybumpinalong said...

Oh my goodness these are the cutest puppy shots ever! What a lucky dog to have found you before it met it's end the way the owner had hoped. How sad. But a happy ending for Tracker! His story made my day!

the kringalings said...

he is so sweet!

Patti said...

Congrats on the new family member. So sad about his siblings wherever they may be.
Great summer story. :-)

Lisa Ann said...

Aw he's adorable! I'm glad you found him instead of the owner.

Green Mamma said...

What an adorable little pup and great photos too! By the way, I love the format of your photo blog. One of these days I'll need to figure out how to widen the main page on my blog so that I may show larger shots there.

Well, I'll be stopping by again.



luvnharmony said...

He is SO cute! I can't wait until we can get a puppy.

Rachel Marie said...

He is the most adorable puppy! I fell in love through the pictures!

Layla and Delia said...

What a cute story to go with such a cute little puppy! Congrats on the newest member of the fam. :)

The photos are stunning. I feel like I could reach right thru the screen and pet Tracker. Fantastic.

Michele said...

is there anymore?

Alice said...

michele, we only saved one puppy. there was one other in the street, but when we got back around to pick it up it was gone and we couldn't find it. sorry.

Prairie Lady said...

What a cute beagle. We have a beagle named Mary. My only warning is when he/she gets old he will always have to be on a leash. Hounds bolt at every scent. Ours is great indoors. Once she figured out where to potty. Great shots.

Bacardi Mama said...

You are an angel to rescue this sweet little guy. He is adorable.

Wife and Mom said...

Tell Kali that now she can split her modeling time in front of your camera with this cute little guy.

He is so precious.

BECKY said...

Oh Alice, what a precious ittle blessing for you. So sad about that man, though.

I adore the name Tracker!! How cute is that?? He will be a great companion for you for years to come. Your pictures are just so awesome. All of us here are in love with him, too!!

Have a joyful week!

newlyweds said...

Oh wow what a super happy story that the puppy found you or the other way around, I can't believe some people can be so cruel. He is a cutie pie.

Jenny said...

OMG! He's so stinkin' cute! I'm so glad you rescued him. I am so sad that the owners stopped feeding them and hoped they would die. That's terrible :(

I think you should report that.

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