Okay. Yesterday there was a puppy in the local 7-11. It's filthy, covered with fleas, and very friendly. It seems healthy enough, but kind of lethargic. My boy loves it upon first sight, of course. We ask and are told the the puppy showed up three days ago and no one knows who it belongs to. I didn't want to bring it home, so another girl took it home last night and I agreed to take it to the vet today.
She brought it back, I took it to a vet and he said it has fleas and ticks and stomach worms, but seems healthy other than that and a little skin problem here and there. I figure it will not take much to take care of those things and I agree to pay for its care and take it home.
The vet put the flea and tick stuff on its neck and gave it a pill for the tummy worms. He said that the dog should poop like mad when the worms are killed, or at least that's what I think he said--my Chinese is very rusty. But this dog hasn't peed or pooped all day long. Yes, we walked it. It's more letharic than I think it should be, still, but is playing. It drank some water, but will not take food. It did take about half of a doggy cracker, just a tiny bit. It seemed interested in some people chicken, but I don't like to feed dogs table food, so I didn't give him any.
*edit: HOLY CRAP!! I've never seen anything like that before in my life! While I was typing my son called me--these very long, kind of stiff, discusting things were all over the floor! Really, really huge! The stuff of nightmares! People can't get those, right?