|08-18-2013 12:12 AM|
A few years ago I put the 3 dogs in the backyard and took a shower. Came down to find only 2 dogs at the back door, my 90lb black male GSD was gone. Ran around in my bathrobe, in a very ritzy neighborhood( I was house sitting) screaming for Ike.
Called my sister and work to tell them what was going on and continued my search for about 45 minutes. Crying like a 3 yo, freaking out. Asking every person I saw if they had seen my dog.
In one pass in the field behind the house I was screaming for him and I heard " are you looking for a big black shepherd?" I answered and was told by a neighbor that he had been found and she would have him brought back.
5 minutes later a huge black Escalade pulls into the drive way. Ike is chilling in the back seat with a young girl. Content as could be. He had found their Goldens in their yard, jumped the fence and was playing with them.
Scariest 45 minutes of my life. All the scenarios, all the horrors that could have happened. But wonderful neighbors, not even my own , brought my boy back. Did get a mini lecture about him not having a collar on. But they were right. And wonderful, for not freaking out, as they would have been entitled to, but seeing him for the dog he was.
Not dog related, but I once had a knock at my door. A young girl, maybe 10 and her mom stood there. The little girl had found my credit card on her way home from school and her mom had found me in an Internet search. I had not even realized I had lost it.
There are good people out there. I try to be a good neighbor. Karma.
Glad you got your boy back. I would send a thank you to the neighbors, or better yet, take a walk, with your boy and some goodies and stop by their house.
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|08-17-2013 11:52 PM|
I would send them a thank you note or something.
Glad everything was ok, there are so many dangers out there for our four-legged friends.
|08-17-2013 11:32 PM|
A good neighbor and dog lover is a great thing to have.
Dogs are trained to invisible fence, but since that gate - on that side of the house is never .. ( never think never) left open.... they didn't have collars on.
Glad to see more of you have good neighbors too.
|08-17-2013 02:41 PM|
|doggiedad||teach your dogs not to gate dash or door dash.|
|08-17-2013 02:33 PM|
That's awesome! Love stories like this.
My neighbor's dogs escaped their yard the other day (they weren't home at the time), and another neighbor and I spent an hour or so driving around until we found them. After that, we all made sure that we had each other's phone numbers just in case it happens to any of us again. I'm lucky to live on a street full of good dogs and caring owners...nice to know who you can count on close by.
|08-16-2013 02:02 PM|
|Daisy&Lucky's Mom||That is great that they would help out. Just when you think there is no one nice anymore people again show you how nice they can be. Glad your Boos are home safe. Our Lab mix Dodger was the Houdini of the dog world. Daisy tried following him under the fence and she got stuck and started to yelp. he just stood there next to her and came back in when I opened the gate after unsticking her. He never tried again. I think he realized his little sister would tag along so what was the point.Glad your neighbors were there for you.|
|08-16-2013 12:43 PM|
Happened to me once. Smitty dog was escape artist extraordinaire in his younger years.
He did not need a gate left open, he was creative in finding his escape routes, could flatten himself and squeeze under the slightest gap.
Neighbor saw him prancing across the street and knocked on my door. He said "I know you don't let your dogs run loose so I thought you would like to know your dog just took off between our houses and into the woods."
I thanked him profusely as I was pulling on my shoes to run after the goober.
Thankfully Smitty dog has a good recall and came tearing out of the woods to us when I called.
So yuppers, nice neighbors rock!
|08-16-2013 12:49 AM|
My worst nightmare....my females would try to take over the world if they ever left the property unattended!
So glad yours were compliant.
My old dog Clover was the neighborhood dog, she could open the screen door if the lock wasn't latched. Everyone invited her in and gave her treats. So the incentive to roam was huge. So was she after awhile.
Hope your neighbors weren't real sweet to your dogs so they seek them out again, lol!
|08-16-2013 12:32 AM|
|Nigel||What a nice neighbor, so many people wouldn't have even troubled themselves, glad you were able to get your dogs returned safely.|
|08-16-2013 12:19 AM|
|MiaMoo||It's a great feeling to know that there are some good people out there. When Mia was maybe 5-6 months old I woke up to a voice mail from a nice woman saying she found my dog at the park near my house, and gave me the number of the nice couple that was going to house her until I was able to come get her. It made me incredibly thankful.|
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