DL is a Katrina Evacuee

I recently found out some interesting news about Dee El (DL) my black dog with white feet which I have blogged about before.

As it turns out that while my step son and his grandfather were helping out some Hurricane Gutsav evacuees at our local church, which is just right up the road from our house, they met a women who was from the coast that had been here once before during the Hurricane Katrina evacuation.

All that I know from what I was retold, was that she came up here from New Orleans with a little black dog and when she left to go back home she could not catch him and she had to leave.

Larry (Justins Granddad) asked her what did the dog look like. She explained and decribed DL exactly, he told me. He then told her ” I know right where he is… he lives now righ up the road from here.” She said “oh wonderful as long as someone is taking care of him and he has a good home, thats all I care about.”

She didn’t seem to want him back. I think he told me that she didnt want him back if he was in a better place with someone that could take good care of him. I think she may have been older and didnt want what may have been a burden  to her any longer.


This would explain why for the longest time, he was always around the church. Everyone there called him Baptist Bob.

This also explains why no one around here claimed him and he was just a wanderer for so long till he found our loving home.

We love DL and thank god for him. I have only had one great dog in my life and I never thought I would ever have another. DL is my other. I love Jack too! Lets not forget about him. 

More pics of Jack coming sometime soon.



#1 Diane on 09.04.08 at 1:11 pm

He’s a lucky dog! I’m glad she didn’t want him back.

#2 Lisa C. Wiggins on 09.04.08 at 1:14 pm

So, what dog was that one great one?

#3 Mitch Costilow on 09.04.08 at 1:55 pm

Why Higgins of course!

#4 Lisa C. Wiggins on 09.05.08 at 3:31 pm

awww, I had done forgot about him, don’t know how I could have forgotten, remember Elizabeth, my beagle, she was my first great one, but since I’ve been married the great one was Tessie.

#5 Mitch Costilow on 09.05.08 at 4:22 pm

Hey you wont beleive this but Im writing this comment from the backseat of Daddys car while we are in Southaven. My cellphone is attached and I am on a 3G network. Very cool.

Anyways I read your comment aloud and he says “hey what about Trixy?” “what about BoBo?”

I do not remember either of them. I think I was too young or not even born yet.

The beagle Elizabeth, I barely remember that one at all.

#6 Lisa C. Wiggins on 09.06.08 at 11:32 am

well, I guess you could say I have had a few great ones, Trixy, my very first dog daddy ever got me, kinda looked like DL as for as I can remember, Bobo, my second dog ever, you were just a little boy, he passed away while we lived at Ray’s Minnow Farm on 82, daddy buried him, and when we moved to the place, daddy took him with us and to this day he is still there, and i can take exactly to the spot. So, I guess you could say Trixy and Bobo were from my very young childhood and Elizabeth from my teenage years. Tessie from my adult years. Well, those are my greats.

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