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OK pet owners - I'm gonna tell you something and I want you to listen up.
GO GET A TAG FOR YOUR PET WITH YOUR PHONE NUMBER ON IT, TODAY, PUT IT ON THE PET, AND MAKE SURE IT'S ALWAYS ON THE PET.
Here's the story.
Last night, after 9:00 pm, as I was sitting there with dogs on my lap, a frosty mug of beer in my hand, a bowl of fresh popped popcorn, wondering why I wasn't crocheting my ripple blanket, there was a mysterious knock on our front door. We always know if someone comes to our front door, we don't know them. No one uses it except people we don't know. We look at each other with that puzzled look, wondering who's at the door, and who's going to get up. Shug was watching some t.v. show that he loves and cannot miss on Sunday night. But I had my hands full.
My Shug got up, looked out the window and exclaimed, "It's someone with an Airedale!" So he went to the door and opened it. The people asked if we knew who it belonged to, and that someone told them it was ours. Well, our beloved Airedale died a couple of years ago. This Airedale that came last night had a leather leash on it, a leather collar, AND NO TAGS. It was very well groomed. Airedales are very strong dogs. VERY STRONG. Very gentle too. I'm visualizing the dog getting away from someone, maybe chasing after something, and the person who owns this dog was probably up and out all night long, not getting a wink of sleep, looking for their pet. I made a couple of phone calls to people I know that own Airedales, and another call to someone who lives on the street that the dog was found. No luck.
I'm ranting now......
You might say, "I don't have a tag because my dog is implanted with a micro chip that has my name and number....." blah blah blah. Guess what folks? One of my dogs has a microchip too. It worthless after 9:00 pm on a Sunday night unless you happen to have a micro chip reader in your house. I hope the people who found this dog take it to see if it has a chip. One of the people I called said, "I don't know who it belongs to, but I'm sure there are a lot of people out there ready to claim a purebred Airedale." I hope the irresponsible owner who didn't bother with an $8.00 tag and the 15 minutes to have one made gets their dog back.
I'm done ranting. You get my point. I didn't sleep well last night, can you tell? Hmmmmm, maybe I'll change the colors to red. That's what I usually do when I rant......yup...red colors again....it means I'm serious folks......buh bye....
UPDATE.....I got a phone call this morning from one of the people I called last night. They knew who the owner probably was, and said they'd be sick losing their dog. Problem is, their phone number is not in the phone book. But, as it turns out, I know the people! So, I went by their house and no one is home. I left my name and number for them to call me. I called the people who found the dog and told her I think I found the owner. Problem now is....the dog is gone. They put him in their fenced in yard and checked on him all morning, but when they went out around 9:00 a.m., no dog.
UPDATE AGAIN....First of let me just say for those of you interested, just keep checking this post for updates. I can't believe how this is unraveling. The people that we THOUGHT the airedale belonged to had their dog. It was not theirs, but THEY knew who it belonged to. They said it belonged to a guy who had got in some kind of trouble for drugs and he was in jail, but he had someone taking care of the dog. So I called "M & S" back (they are the people who called me this morning and thought they knew who the dog belonged to) Come to find out, they know the dog and "S" placed the dog with this guy. SO NOW she is doing A LOT of research to try to find out what is going on with the dog and the guy. I'll post more if I get more information.