Apr 27 2010
It’s been a quick three months since my last post and I don’t know where the time goes. Spring has finally sprung here on the Canadian prairies and apparently a young dogs fancy turns to thought of escaping confinement…
Last Sunday we were shocked to have our two force their way through a fence board and disappear! On the very few occasions that one or the other has gotten out they had never strayed more than a block and came when called but last week they were just GONE. I spent almost 6 hours combing our neighbourhood on foot and by car and there was no sign or even sighting of them. It being Sunday the Humane Society was closed except for animal emergencies but I left messages and we anxiously awaited developments.
The next day I spoke with animal control, placed an ad in the paper, notified the police and utility companies so they could broadcast a description (being white dogs and one a tripawd they are unmistakable) and printed up colour posters for distribution. Elaine came home early and around 4 pm a van from the HS pulled up in front and two very nice AC Officers had brought the wandering rascals home!
They had wound up at the far edge of town at least two miles away and had been sheltered and fed by a kind lady who called them in Monday morning. The officers recognized Sully, having grown to love him in the months he spent at the Shelter being treated and recovering from his amputation and instead of taking them in had brought them directly home to us, saving us the expense of bailing them out. A tripawd perk if you will.
Imagine our relief! In fact, Sully has risen to Rockstar status with the HS here. After our appearance on the Society’s fundraiser telethon of which I only have my wife’s camera work of the show. And just last week I got a call asking if the HS could send over a photographer to take pictures for a feature page in their next Calendar!
My boy’s going to be a calendar model!
And yet, the little buggers still spend a lot of time trying to break out again! I escape-proofed the yard over the weekend and then let them show me where they were probing for weaknesses as you can see.
So the battle continues… This week we clean the yard!
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