Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Lost Dog

Yesterday, as we were returning from our walk, a strange brown chocolate labrador ran and hid in our gateway. It was a stand off for a few seconds, with the lab waiting for us to go on and me wondering how to get past him. He was friendly, but quite nervous and lacking in the steetcred of a seasoned street walker. In the end I got Finn to sit while I caught him and checked his collar, luckily he had a tag with a phone number on, so I put finn indoors, left him in the garden and phoned the number, naturally there was no reply, so I left a message saying where he was. When I went back outside he had escaped into next door! I retrieved him and put him on Finn's lead and wondered what on earth to do with him. I didn't want to take him indoors as both cats were in and Tara still hasn't recovered from her advevture with the R.S.P.C.A. yet and I didn't want to traumatise her anymore. I remembered hearing but never seeing a large dog barking at the end of the road, was this were he had come from? so off we went to find out. No they had a black labrador, back we came, none of the neighbours Knew him and I was getting really worried by now, I didn't want to have him indoors, I couldn't let him go as I'd left the message saying were he was and he didn't look as though he was used to fending for himself anyway, I didn't want to get in touch with the R.S.P.C.A. after all my comments regarding my neighbours and Tara, and I REALLY didn't want to stay in the rain in the garden with him! luckily at this point a car came along the road with his owner in. She was really pleased to find him and he was pleased to see her and everything ended happily. It just shows how important it is to make sure the name tag hasn't got lost...........must check Finns.

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