Belle is home!!!

We got the call from  the Johns Creek  area and the Huffman family yesterday afternoon around 5:00 p.m. to pick up Belle. She came in at the Nathan/George Canode place.  We just kept hoping we would see her coming down the path off the mountain but glad the Huffmans called us when she came in. Their girls were out playing in the field and Belle came to them.   They realized what bad shape she was in and knew we were looking for a dog.  They looked at the tag on her collar and took her straight to the house for Barbara to take care of and call us.  Hearing her message on the phone was the best thing I could have heard yesterday.

You won’t believe how bad Belle looks and you can count every rib in her body and her eyes are extremely week.  We warmed up some special food for her and put warm water in her bowl.  She was more concerned about curling up in that warm bed of extra heavy hay.  It’s been a week last night that she’s been out in the weather, no food and no shelter. I’m so glad she’s home!!   Dad sure is in a much better mood now that his girl is home!, too!  It’s going to take some time to get her back to the condition she was in when we lost her. She sure was glad to get in her warm bed and Eddie put her food bowl in her bed last night so she wouldn’t have to come out in the wind to eat. She wouldn’t be with us  this morning if she had spent another night in the cold that we had last night. It was 7* when we got up at 8:00 this morning, the ground is covered with snow again and the wind is howling.

I want to thank all of  you for helping us hunt for her and the prayers you sent to find her!!   Thank you everyone!!

Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

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