Dog Tags

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  1. dellwood33

    dellwood33 Read Only Funster

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    We discovered the true worth of dog tags this afternoon. Rosie had been playing with a Border Terrier and flying about as she usually does, when the terrier comes back without her. Getting dark now & there were miles of fields and woodland for her to dissapear into.
    Whistling and calling had no effect and I made my way back to the car, vainly hoping that she had made her way back there. Nothing, not a sign :Eeek: I did a couple of laps of the "Walk" & warned a few people that I met that she was free in the wind. I eventually had to give up as it was now pitch black & I was soaked. I drove home to get changed & sort out a torch and was greeted by a small dog as I stepped into the house. She had retuirned to the car & had been seen dithering about beside the car by a guy who picked her up and using the details on the tag, returned her to Barbara - Thank you that man.
    So next time out, rosie will be kept within eyesight and I will take my mobile phone with me :Smile:
     
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    looks like you owe someone a pint, glad you had a happy ending you must have been really worried i saw this sign on a campsite once

    Lost
    wife and
    small black and white dog with one brown foot
    answers to the name of trixie brown collar
    much loved family pet we are all missing so much
    Reward for the dog
     
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    Glad you have Rosie safe and sound, it must be quite frightening when they disappear especially in the dark
     
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    So pleased it ended well...

    Rosie was probably sniffing out lamb bones...

    JJ
     
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    Phew, sighs of relief all round
     
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    Hi Dick, so glad it turned out ok in the end, must have been worrying for you at the time.
     
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    How do you train a dog to use a mobile???:Rofl1:
     
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    When we had calves that were prone to wandering we used to tie a fence post to a collar round their neck.

    I just have visions of Rosie:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Glad it all came good
     
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    dogs names and phone number only on ours.

    while you're out looking for pooch someone else has found her/him and is emptying your house as they know you're out searching.

    call me overly cautious :Blush:

    same with satnav.....HOME is town only.
     
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    glad to hear she was home before you
     
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    Wish everyone would get for for their dog. Was putting our bin out a couple of weeks ago and found a dog wondering our street. Collar, but no tag. To cut a long story short spent the next 90 mins wandering the streets, before eventually finding the owner. The dog had gotten out of their back garden. :Doh:
     
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    glad to here rosie home and well :thumb:
     
  13. dellwood33

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    We use a PAYGo phone to stop her making too many personal calls & running up a big bill.

    Hi overly cautious :Smile: Barbara was still at home with the shotgun :Eeek:
     
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    Glad Rosie is back home with you , you were lucky the chap that found her was a good samaritan and not one of those sleezbags phoning you with a ransom demand for her safe return .
    All of my dogs are microchipped as collars can be removed so easily

    Chris
     
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    I can imagine how you felt .. our Mylo is a devil if he sees anything with fur or feathers.. the red mist comes down and he's off ...
    He did get a fright one day when he went for a family of swans... :Eeek: he met his match, now he 's a bit more cautious .. :Laughing:
    He has a metal tag with our phone number and a one supplied by the chipping service with an emergency phone number..
    Glad Rosie is safe and sound .. :thumb:
     
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    I think it was some horses that Rosie decided to investigate, or perhaps she was spooked by the 2 husky teams thundering past - I will never know :RollEyes:
    This morning the walk was in an encolsed field and this afternoon she will be on a tight rein :Smile:
     
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    Dixon and Barbara, So pleased the story had a happy ending. Knowing how much you love her, I bet you were really out of your mind till you got home.
     
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    Thanks Joy - it was a feeling of total frustration :RollEyes: Even with the tag & microchip you are not sure what to do next ? It's not as if it was local to where I live, it's about 4 miles away.
    She is a bit subdued this morning, so perhaps it has given her a shock :Smile:
     
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    oH. Poor little Rosie. Give her a hug from Sasha and me please, and extra cuddles today. Bless her.
     
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    Subdued? Couldn't be anything to do with the ball & chain round her leg could it? :Smile:

    Glad all ended well.

    Graham
     
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