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The best laid plans can go STRAY!

Friday, October 05, 2012

Yesterday did NOT even resemble what was planned. Planned afternoon was – home from work, get my depo shot, quick bite @ Wally’s (local pup with great pierogi), and home. Home was walk dog, ST video, and TV with hubby. I had 6 hours in which to do this – not a problem.

Well, I did get home from work and I did get my shot, a bit later than planned but no biggie. Wally’s was closed (owner out of town) so hubby heads for the Chinese buffet! I calmly run the menu. I had saved calories for pierogi’s so I know I have enough for Mai Fu. And being a buffet, we made up the time from the doctor’s. Not bad, a bit richer than I wanted but not bad.

Heading home the bottom fell out. We get by Indy Blvd (a very busy street) and there is a black border collie in the street. I barely waited for the car to stop before I was out. The dog was scared but friendly and I was able to cox him out of the street. I reached down and . . . PAY DIRT – collar and tag. A village ID - YES .

So now it’s off to the police station. Dispatch looks up the tag and calls the ownerand this is what followed:
"Hi mister ____, you dog was found on Indy."
“Not my dog”
“But the tag number is Pete’s”
“Pete is right here, he lost his collar over the weekend”
“You are certain you have Pete?”
“He’s now sitting on my foot – yes I’m certain. Can I come get his collar?”

So she calls Animal Control (this man is about as reliable as a fart in the wind). He tells her there is no room for the dog and he's not coming for it. REALLY?

Ok, I’ll take him home and you call me if you find the owner. Honey, I think we have a border collie. An unfixed, male border collie.

Gypsy had something to say about this. We did the parallel walking and everything was ok. Gypsy wasn’t “interested” but he backed off. Once we got home, he started to whine. That put Gypsy over the top. She kept herding this dog into a corner and snarling. He would advance on Tazzy and Gypsy would head him off. Then the jaw click started.

I threw him in the yard, and called dispatch back. She knows Gypsy and couldn't believe it was her in the background. Big girl does NOT like boys. One of the officers said he could take the dog, so I walked him back down to the police station. I left him with my extra collar and lead.

By the time I got home, it was 9:30, cold and raining. Both of my dogs were aggravated. So I calmed the girls and tried to relax. Next thing I knew, I was on my second CHUNK of angel food cake.

So no real exercise, over calories, and upset the house. Nice Kitty, real nice! But it wasn't a total loss, I now know Gypsy really HATES male dogs. Goofy mutt.
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    oh my, Kitty. You sound exactly like ME. I do the same thing. I can't pass up an animal like that. I've also brought animals home until the owner is contacted or someone else can take them. (I once sheltered my neighbor's flock of chickens that got loose during a n'oreaster when my neighbor was away - THAT'S a fun story!) I love animals and can't bear to see them in trouble like that... breaks my heart. I have to control my emotions with a lot of owners though... that's terrible. I don't understand how anyone could just do that to their pet. Unbelievable. Thank God you stepped in to help. YOu are beautiful!
    1926 days ago
    Sorry your day went out the window, but at least that dog is safe and not getting run over by a car who can't stop. Mean person... :( I can't believe some people... :(
    1927 days ago
  • MICHELLE_391
    That doggie is so lucky it was YOU who found him on the road. I'm so proud to know someone who loves animals so very much!

    I can't imagine being in the shoes of the person who dumped this member of his family on the road and doesn't care what happens to him. Evil, evil, evil. It does exist. Thank goodness for you!
    1929 days ago
  • MDKM80
    Wow sounds like you had an adventure for sure! Can't belive someone would give up their dog like that!! (lets face it who would steal a collar without your knowledge)!!! You did a fantastic job and sometimes having an emotional work out is the same as a workout....both leave you tired! =)
    1929 days ago
    nothing ever goes according to plans sometimes. Great story though. Good to know that gypsy dosen't like male dogs no puppies anyway which is always good. emoticon
    1929 days ago
    This really pisses me off. I can't believe they could care less about their dog. You have a good heart doing what you did....

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    1929 days ago
    Very Strange about the missing collar and all. Glad you helped the fake Pete out! Sorry the girls and he didn't get along, but you are a good person. No, you are a dog angel! Hope Fake Pete finds a forever home soon. Love to Gypsy & Tazzy!
    1929 days ago
    Wow, what a day! Is there any cake left? :) In my house there probably wouldn't be.

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    1929 days ago
    You did a great thing: for the dog and for your soul.
    I have 2 dogs, too, and it breaks my heart to see people who abandon them and don't care, like they are toys.
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    1929 days ago
  • STHAX10
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    1929 days ago
    So glad you rescued the border collie.
    And don't be so hard on yourself for the Angel food cake.

    1930 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    Life happens, and you couldn't have turned your back on a dog in the street. Some people could, but not you. This shouldn't be counted as a loss. Even the angel food cake - I bet once upon a time it would've been something even higher calories. Angel food is relatively low on the scale of cake calories. You'll make up the walk time too.
    1930 days ago
    I'm glad that the poor dog went with someone, even if your girls didn't like him. I hope tomorrow goes better for you.
    1930 days ago
    Glad you were there for the dog, or who knows what may have happened. You did the right thing, and I'm sure the girls will get over it.
    1930 days ago
    You are my hero!!
    1930 days ago
    Sometimes life happens. You did the right thing by looking out for your own pups first:) Hope you are able to get some rest this weekend.

    1930 days ago
    Kinda weird, but glad you rescued that poor border collie from harms way on the street. Hope it gets the care it deserves and a cring home.

    1930 days ago
    Trouble for you, but thank goodness there are people like you who care enough to try!
    1930 days ago
    I'm glad you found him, and I hope he finds a good forever home. Sorry about your disrupted day though! At least Gypsy is assertive. If it were Jennifer, she'd have been on the floor on her back in a submissive position. That girl! (I have to have a long feminist chat with her!)
    1930 days ago
    Sounds like a lot of stress! I can't believe how some owners are!
    1930 days ago
    Thank goodness for people like you. Some people wouldn't
    of bothered to help the poor dog.

    I hope he finds a good home.

    Have a good week-end.


    1930 days ago
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