Dog-gone dog gone

Castle entry inkied

Castle entry

Well, miracle of miracles, we met up with our German shepherd stray ‘s owners yesterday and were able to return her to her proper home.  She lived about 2 miles down the road and somehow managed to make it to our deck and park herself here for the week. A friend of the wife saw the notice I put on the Owen County facebook page and they called Monday.  We weren’t sure it was the right dog because they said a younger age than my vet thought and the facial markings were off a little in the picture she sent, but we agreed everyone would feel better if they took a look.  Sure enough, it was their dog.  Everybody went home happy.  The  funny part is that I couldn’t decide between the name Sadie or Sophie.  Neither one seemed quite right.  Her real name is Shadow.  Pretty close if you ask me, for a shot in the dark.

In the meantime, I inked up the castle entryway. It has a plain stucco wall for the entry area and rear turret, red window trim and some sort of wooden shingle above the lower stone.  There is a little bit of greenery growing on the stone bases, which will add some nice colors.  Washes up next.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Oct 10, 2015 @ 14:36:14

    I am so glad the owner was found and maybe they will keep closer tabs on her from now on. What an awesome neighbor to keep her until the owner could reconnect, Ruth. I like both your name choices? Do you think the powers that be are suggesting a shepherd might be a nice addition to your home? 🙂
    Good job on the inking in. Looking forward to the end result!


    • ruthsartwork
      Oct 10, 2015 @ 15:42:39

      We were glad, too, to find her people. Miracles do sometimes happen. Out in the country you usually don’t find the owners of strays. I hope they keep better tabs on her but I have no control over that. If you had met the dog, you would have known how sweet she is. We debated keeping her if she wasn’t claimed, but the experience showed us that a large, active dog isn’t in the cards for us right now. The same person that rehomed Alex for us 2 years ago would have been able to take her in a few weeks, but we were fortunate to have the owners contact us from the notice I placed on the county animal shelter’s facebook page.


  2. Carol King
    Oct 20, 2015 @ 00:20:28

    Sooooooooo happy Shadow’s owner’s were found. Love the German Castle so far.


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