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Paco500
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Apr 26, 2010, 03:03 AM
 
My dog has been missing since yesterday afternoon. This is making me rather blue. He's got a collar on with my mobile number so if someone has found him, I suppose they don't want to give him back.

He's a really good dog.

I'm not sure why I'm posting here about this. I guess I'm looking for some kind of catharsis.
     
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Apr 26, 2010, 03:13 AM
 
If I find him, I'll be sure to ship him back. However, I'll want the shipping charges in advance.

Do you have a picture of him?
     
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Apr 26, 2010, 04:49 AM
 
     
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Apr 26, 2010, 06:50 AM
 
Sorry about your dog, hope you get him back.


I know how it feels to 'lose' a pet, just had to put my cat down about a month ago. They really are missed a lot when you don't have them by your side.
     
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Apr 26, 2010, 07:39 AM
 
pets are the best! (in my case, cats). sorry to hear about your pup; here is to a speedy return.
     
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Apr 26, 2010, 08:06 AM
 
That is awful. How did he get away?
     
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Apr 26, 2010, 09:57 AM
 
Dave is home! He got caught in a snare put down for foxes and a grounds keeper found him and brought him home.

Dave is basically free-range. We live in the middle of nowhere and he wanders a bit but has aways come back. I know where the snares are now (hoping he does too and stays away)- around pheasant pens back in the woods. He's never gone after pheasants- I'm guessing he chased a rabbit in to it.

Here he is- exhausted but relieved to be home.
     
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Apr 26, 2010, 10:00 AM
 
Originally Posted by downinflames68 View Post
That is awful. How did he get away?
We live in an old keeper's cottage back in the woods on an old estate that is now a charitable trust. (Our house is at the arrow)

He, along with a bunch of other dogs in the area have unfettered access- although I'm reconsidering this now. He's been fine for two years though, and there are about six other dogs in the area the roam as well- but I have to admit it scares be a bit now. We'll see.
     
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Apr 26, 2010, 01:00 PM
 
Where we live, unaccompanied dogs have been known to get shot at. Worrying deer and all that.
     
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Apr 26, 2010, 01:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by Phileas View Post
Where we live, unaccompanied dogs have been known to get shot at. Worrying deer and all that.
I suppose I'm glad I don't live there. Around here, almost all the deer we have are muntjacs, an "invasive" species that most everyone would be happy to have worried out of existence. About the only people fond of them are those that have the shooting rights to clear them out. No such rights exist on our properties and the only shooting is of pheasants- and only when they are flying. Dave's an awesome dog, but can't fly.
     
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Apr 26, 2010, 02:19 PM
 
Glad to hear that you got him back.
     
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Apr 26, 2010, 02:22 PM
 
     
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Apr 26, 2010, 08:54 PM
 
I'm glad Dave is home, and sorry you both went through so much.

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Apr 26, 2010, 11:32 PM
 
These types of stories tug at my heart. Glad that he came home safe and sound! Dogs learn by conditioning so he's probably learned his lesson on this one.
     
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Apr 27, 2010, 03:37 AM
 
Wish I'd found him for you. Figuring out how to ship a live pet back to the UK would be almost as interesting as figuring out how he made it to California.
     
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Apr 27, 2010, 05:16 AM
 
Glad he's back!

Oh and Dave is a great name for a dog .

It'll be much easier if you just comply.
     
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Apr 27, 2010, 07:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by ajprice View Post
Oh and Dave is a great name for a dog .
Dave is a great name for a dog- but we can't take credit- he's a rescue that came pre-named. A few more Dave action shots- he's back to his form this morning- 100% terrier.

     
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Apr 27, 2010, 08:20 AM
 
why is it (not picking on you) that dog owners seem to think that they _have_ to have that damn bone shaped tag? hahahaha.
     
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Apr 27, 2010, 08:39 AM
 
Originally Posted by Paco500 View Post
Dave is home! He got caught in a snare put down for foxes and a grounds keeper found him and brought him home.
What kind of snare?
Did he have any injuries?
     
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Apr 27, 2010, 01:11 PM
 
glad he's home safe!
     
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Apr 27, 2010, 03:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by residentEvil View Post
why is it (not picking on you) that dog owners seem to think that they _have_ to have that damn bone shaped tag? hahahaha.
I agree- I hate the damn thing- but when we got him, we went to the pet store and it was the only design that was small enough to not look ridiculous on him but could fit 3 lines (name, my and my wife's mobile numbers). I don't think about it much any more, but now that you have mentioned it, I think I may find him a different one. It's just kind of dumb.

Originally Posted by moonmonkey
What kind of snare?
Did he have any injuries?
I don't know what kind it's called- looked kind of like this:

The only injuries are a small scratch where the snare cut against his tummy and a clearly sore leg- but that's already cleared up.
     
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Apr 27, 2010, 07:55 PM
 
Nice to see a thread with a happy ending!
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Apr 28, 2010, 07:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by Paco500 View Post
I agree- I hate the damn thing- but when we got him, we went to the pet store and it was the only design that was small enough to not look ridiculous on him but could fit 3 lines (name, my and my wife's mobile numbers). I don't think about it much any more, but now that you have mentioned it, I think I may find him a different one. It's just kind of dumb.
for smaller dogs; the "in" thing around here is just a collar that has the name/phone stitched into. no tag.
     
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Apr 28, 2010, 07:30 AM
 
An embroidered collar is a good option-unless you have a lot of info that needs to be provided. Our dogs have Lupine-brand collars, which are guaranteed for life, "even if chewed" (and we've gotten collars replaced by them because of that!). But we found round tags that take small engraving (there's a machine at PetSmart that does these tags), so both dogs have round tags with phone numbers, name, etc. on them. Oh, and all of our pets are chipped, which helps if they're turned over to a vet or animal control.

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Apr 28, 2010, 01:32 PM
 
That's just what I was thinking about since you shamed me- he's so small though, I'm worried I couldn't fit it all in the stitching. I suppose I could put the 2 phone #s and not bother with his name.
     
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Apr 28, 2010, 01:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Oh, and all of our pets are chipped, which helps if they're turned over to a vet or animal control.
Dave's chipped as well- it's a good thing™.
     
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Apr 28, 2010, 02:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by Paco500 View Post
I agree- I hate the damn thing
I bet Dave loves it though. And he'll be pissed if you take it off him.
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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Apr 28, 2010, 02:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
I bet Dave loves it though. And he'll be pissed if you take it off him.
I figure since the "loss" of his testicles, taking away a bone shaped ID tag will not likely phase him.
     
   
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