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Old Nov 19, 2013, 08:35 PM
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Default Another neighborhood escapee dog

So far I've chased down one neighbor's beagle (aptly named Wiggles), another neighbor's two pugs (several times). Today I was looking out the kitchen window and saw a border collie walk across my driveway. No one around here has a BC. I grabbed the little slipleash we keep on the door and spent about twenty minutes playing keep-away with the BC in my backyard, the woods behind the house, and a few houses in either direction. The BC didn't have a collar. I tried baby-talking and got nowhere, and then said "come!" and she started trotting towards me. That worked until she saw a squirrel and it was back to start.

When she got close enough I popped on the slipleash and we went for a walk. I figured if she belonged somewhere, she'd show me. And she did. The people four houses down have a cleaning lady, and she had parked in the driveway with her BC in the car. She rolled the windows down so far that the BC escaped. No idea how long she'd been running around the area. At least the owner was horrified.

The owner said she had rescued the BC from a home where the ex-husband kept the wife's dog, and penned the BC in a too-small crate for nearly a year. The dog has joint problems and behavior problems because of it. She said she's taking the BC to classes in the spring so I recommended my training club. The dog was super-friendly, minds her owner completely, so fingers-crossed I'll never see her running free again.
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 08:47 PM
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Way to go with finding her owner!
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 09:41 PM
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great job
hope she does the classes
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Old Nov 20, 2013, 11:13 AM
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You're so kind!!
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Old Nov 20, 2013, 04:20 PM
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So smart, to play with the dog & then take it for a walk, you were right that it showed you where it belonged. You did more than most people would
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Old Nov 21, 2013, 08:41 AM
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So smart, to play with the dog & then take it for a walk, you were right that it showed you where it belonged. You did more than most people would
I think I did the same that most any SN person would have done. It seems like in the last few years the number of irresponsible or naive pet owners around my town has increased - five years ago I don't remember seeing any strays, and then in the last two or so years I've come across a dog every few months. I'd ask animal control to be more aware but... I haven't seen any aggressive or obviously diseased dogs so for now, I'm just careful.
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great job
hope she does the classes
Pretty sure she will. She wrote down the name of the club, the url and the phone number (it's in my cell) while we were talking. She obviously loves the dog - got her a monogrammed collar, keeps her perfectly groomed, and cuddled her the whole time we talked. I'm chalking this up to a slip-up with an owner who has jumped in the deep end of the world of BC ownership, and is still learning what BCs are capable of.
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Pretty sure she will. She wrote down the name of the club, the url and the phone number (it's in my cell) while we were talking. She obviously loves the dog - got her a monogrammed collar, keeps her perfectly groomed, and cuddled her the whole time we talked. I'm chalking this up to a slip-up with an owner who has jumped in the deep end of the world of BC ownership, and is still learning what BCs are capable of.
that's good
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