Maybe Someone here can Learn from our Mistake
Last Monday, our house was broken in, and a lifetime of jewelry assets and a collection of high end watches; as well as my fiancé's 2 week old weeding ring, were stolen. As fate will have it, Red, our 16 month old pup, was locked up in a sturdy crate, our home alarm was not on during the day; and my future wife was in a hurry, and did not put on her rings that morning. I have lived in this very safe neighborhood (voted 1 of the top five to live in the country), for the last 28 years, and never had anything stolen, or a near by home being broken in. All the proper police reports have been made, and a description of all the assets lost, have been provided to the authorities; and yes, we will still go on with next Saturday weeding celebration.
Before folks blame our oversights and complacency of not having the alarm on etc, etc.; we absolutely take responsibility for all those mistakes, that created the perfect burglary conditions.
It is not our intent for people to feel sorry for us, we are blessed!, no one was injured, and Red continues to be his usual self. The reason I decided to post what happened to us, is that, perhaps there are forum members that live out in the country, or in neighborhoods in which burglaries never happen; and maybe, this can help another fellow GSD owner not to assume that because the dog is in the house, no one can dare come inside.
Apologies in advance, for posting a topic that is out of the dedicated pertinent post of this great GSD forum.