Found a stray dog.

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  1. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Well what an afternoon I've had.
    I finished work at 1pm and set of walking down to my car. Just as I got to the dual carriage way I saw a little dog run out across the 1st two lanes. Into the central reservation. :Eek!: it darted over to the other side of the dual carriageway and started running down the middle of the road full pelt.:Eeek:
    What to do ? Think fast. Cars slowing , Lorries slamming on air brakes scaring it to death , making it run sideways into the other lane. Back over to my side of the footpath but 50 yards in front of me . It wouldn't come when called. It disappeared out of view back over the 4 lanes of traffic.
    Icarried on walking down to my car looking for it as I went. Hoping it wouldn't be injured in the road. Then I saw it again , running down the street ,where I park chasing after a pick up truck in the middle of the road again. I whistled it and tried to call it, here boy here girl , no chance.

    Then I lost sight again. I got to my car and drove off looking for it. Now this is not a main road , but it's busy , with wagons vans and geomy prison vans, it's an industrial estate. Doggy now running towards me in the car. I parked up and it shot past me avoiding a school bus by a whisker. Down the side of a factory. I got in the car and went in the car park. Closed the big gate. Cornered.

    The little dog was panting and shaking like mad. It wouldn't come to me. So I got on my knees and talked nice and quiet with my hand out. Making my way slowly to it. It cowered down and moved away several times before finally coming to me. I worried that it may bite. It was very muddy looking. It didn't , and was finally after lots of persuasion , calm enough to fix my lanyard badge round it's collar. Like a lead .
    This seemed to calm it down a bit. Though it was pulling on it towards the road again. I beeped my car opened the boot. Now how to get it in , do I dare try lift it. Will it bite.

    Over the road , in a layby , was a greasy spoon cabin. I'd stopped when looking for the dog and asked if they'd seen it. They could see I'd found it. They gave me a sausage which I took back over the road with the dog to the car. We sat in the car park next to each other . It looking warily at me with the sausage. It wouldn't eat any , I couldn't believe it. My dogs would have wolfed it down. Greasy spoon cafe or not. By this time I think it was relaxing , when I patted the boot it jumped up in side. I shut the boot.
    Phew what now. A very stressed panty little scruffy stinky dog in my boot. I set off home . Phew very stinky , fox poo stinky:Sad:
    Once home, I had to make sure our dogs were out of the way as I didn't know how the stray was with other dogs. Then I went back to the boot. Little dog looking up at me. I opened the door slightly got it's lead , out it jumped. Took it inside for a drink of water , nope. Iams dog biscuits, nope. Tin of tripe , nope.
    What next. Kids want to keep it and give it a bath. I waited half an hour till it had calmed down the took it to the vets to check the microchip. If it had one.
    It did, the vets telephoned and left a message for the owner. I took it back home, doggy now has a name Tilly.
    When I got home Jacob found a missing dog site and there was Tilly . With a mobile number. She went missing around the bus station area in Wakefield on Saturday morning.
    So more than 3 days ago now.
    Her owner , who'd lost her husband the previous week. ( dead not missing ! ) was agoraphobic and Tilly was a house dog and only went out in the garden?

    She had been frantically searching for her. Or had other people frantically searching. Posters up and down that area.
    The phone number had changed on the microchip information and they had not amended it.
    ( something for all dog owners to think about)

    Tilly was by this time following me around the kitchen and back room whining. Every time I sat she jumped up on my lap. :cry: I'm getting attached by the minute...... Buster and Ruby wagging from behind the glass doors dying to play with her. Buster bringing every available toy to the other side of the door. Ahhhh they love her , she'd fit in nicely ..... I didn't let them mix as Tilly was very stinky and I didn't know if she had fleas or anything.. I let them in the garden, Tilly one side of the iron railings , our two the other. They spent a while running backwards and forwards with each other.

    Anyway 1/2 an hour later owners very relieved sister and niece ( who walks the dog for her ) came to pick her up. Tilly jumped up into their arms . They were both crying , dog licking their faces wagging it's tail like crazy.
    Happy ending. :thumb:

    I'm sure she would have been happy here with us though :cry:

    She was a jack Russell / border terrier cross. Btw
     
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    What a lovely story, and a nice happy ending. Good deed done for the day!
     
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    Well done!:thumb:
     
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    Wow!

    "Doggy now running towards me in the car"

    That's one clever dog!!!


    Seriously though, well done you!

    Simon
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    The advantages of micro chipped animals
     
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    How lovely, well done you. Not only probably saved it's life but made the owner very happy.
     
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    :cry: no dear I have something in my eye:thumb:
    well done just imagine if it was one of your dogs how you would feel to get that telephone call to say they were safe:BigGrin:
     
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    Great stuff, many wouldn't have gone to all that trouble and to be reunited is fantastic.:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Well done, most people would have just ignored the poor thing. I bet the lady and her family are so delighted to get her back safe and sound.

    Kath and Howie
     
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    How caring are you. Well done and that dog certainly found an angel in you. Bet if she could have talked you would have had a big 'thank you'. :thumb:
     
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    How nice and well done you. I can imagine their relief at getting it back. Poor lady to loose husband and dog so close together, though I know what you mean about bonding so quickly. But job well done :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Can I just say

    thank you o caring one

    And well done sir

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Best story of the month.. Just makes you smile.. Nice one :BigGrin:
     
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    Here she was at the vets , scruffy little thing isn't she ?
    To have her microchip scanned.
    BUT if it wasn't for Jacob finding that lost dog web site, with her on it and a contact number. She'd still be here. So think on dog owners. If you change address or phone number, contact the micro chip people. Update your records.


    Ps it's madam Tofu haha
    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23271&stc=1&d=1392752872
    In my car boot
     
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    Oh blast sorry ma'am
    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Oh thank you for shareing your story, she looks so small must have been scared to death, good to known there are folk like you out there, and what a nice conclusion .:Smile:
     
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    Great you were able to help. Such a lovely story and a happy ending.
     
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    Kindness to all is a massive quality you lovely person you:BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    Looking at the little un looks just like our buddy
    He's a sht-zu chiwauwauwa cross and at the same angle As the photo
    Buddy is similar colouring and shape

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    thankyou for being such a lovely caring compassionate person. and again we hear about a lost much loved pet finding its way home because somebody went out of their way to help

    i can only reiterate the importance of keeping your pets microchip info up to date. you never know when it will be needed in an emergency
     
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