My little Walter

My little Walter
Walter, Pedrito and Dulcinea

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Walter went home

This morning at 8:00 a.m. Walter was still here.  We were not expecting rain until noon...but we all know that weather forecasting is not an exact science...no wonder the thunder, lighting and rain came earlier than expected.

I was so tired I went back to bed though I could hear the lighting and the rain pounding on the roof. Around 9:00 a.m. I heard the dogs bark very loudly...knew then and there that someone had come unto the property but frankly did not care.

When I finally got up...could not see Walter anywhere...and then I spotted something moving in the corral, and knew it had to be him....sure enough it was.  Why would they come for him after the heavy rain we had last night?  His corral was a pigs pen :(

Hope he comes back soon because there is no way I can take care of him during this summer.  My back is killing me and my right leg is giving me fits...there is no way I can walk to his corral to feed and water him.  Sure wish some authority would take matters into their own hands and remove him from that horrible man known as his owner!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Walter Update

Walter has been here for a while.  His owner every now and then takes him somewhere for the day but by night fall he is back at our house.  While I have no problem with that, I just can not believe his owner's gall.


For those readers that do not live in Texas...we have been having a lot of rain these past months. While this is good considering the state has been in extremely drought conditions, it has been both a blessing and a curse.

The native grasses and weeds have grown exponentially and there is a lot of mud from the already saturated ground and the daily downpours.  It would be difficult for me to carry gallons of water to his corral under these circumstances.  Having him here makes me feel better knowing at least he has fresh cool water. Make no mistake even in the shade he drinks at least 20 gallons.

While he is fed at least once a day his feeding schedule is not consistent.  He has even taken to eating the dogs food.  I have to feed them when he is in the other lots or he will come running wanting his share.

I looked out the window and noticed that the baby tree that had so much foliage looked different...like the ants had eaten the leaves.  Lord and behold, it wasn't the ants...it was Walter who had been munching on it!

I could care less if he eats and even kills the mesquite trees but I draw the line at shade trees!  He has also been squeezing himself into the garage and since he is so big, he has moved the car side mirrors. Solved that by parking closer to the wall and leaving more space for him to escape the rain, sun and hail. Surprisingly during a rather severe storm instead of being in the carport/garage...he was by my bedroom window as the water was rising and covering his ankles!


He is getting along better with the dogs or rather they with him.  It is funny to watch Pedrito interacting with him.


The other day that he was nowhere to be found, I walked to his corral and it is apparent that his owner does not plan on putting him back in there anytime soon.  He has the food canisters for both him and Dulcinea there along with some other junk and it is overgrown with weeds.  As usual, I did not have my camera with me!

I think I am going to have to go back to buying him horse pellets as I do not know how to break him of this new found habit of nibbling on shade trees.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ralph Update

I can not believe I have not done a post in almost two months!  Computer problems continue to plague me and of course the NBA playoffs and finals.

I will start by doing an update on Ralph.  He must be almost a year old by now and I guess he is out chasing girl cats.  He disappeared for a while and when he came back, he was almost skeletal like and pretty beaten up.


His little eye was almost shut :(


While Pedrito keeps his distance and does not mess with him, I can not say the same for Tontolina.  Even though she is a non-agressive dog she likes to chase cats and I do not like that.  Several times she has chased him off the property just as I was fixing to feed him.

One night while I was watching the playoffs I heard several dogs and a terrible noise like they were taking apart an animal.  Ran outside only to find the neighbor's dog from across the street loose and in our yard.  He is a mean dog and should not be roaming the streets.  The lady neighbor heard me yelling at the dogs and came to get him.

Weeks went by and I had come to terms with the fact that he was probably dead.  Then out of the blue he showed up again.  I was so happy to see him!


The above picture was taken the day we supposedly had an earthquake in Del Rio.  It was raining cats and dogs so I had to wait in the garage/carport for a long while.  Had just washed the car and he jumped up and left his dirty paws all over it :(

He came by about two weeks ago but again Tontolina chased him off the property and Pedrito did nothing to prevent it!  Hope he is OK.