Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Unexpected Visitor

Freckles the Dog

So there I was, having my first real walk since Domeek had her surgery on Halloween. We've only done a couple of blocks, when low and behold a HUGE dog comes running up to us.

:-/ As some of you might remember, I have really bad night vision at the best of times, so I wasn't too happy that this giant dog came bounding over. Domeek picked me up immediately, cause she didn't know how he would react to a small dog. Well, he just kept jumping up on both of us and humping poor Domeek's leg. She pushed him off, tried to look for his owners, but didn't have any success in either act. Fortunately he ran off and then disappeared, so we thought that he must have gotten out of his yard and ran back.

So, we continued on our walk!! I got to sniff some awesome bushes and peemail, then marked a couple of things for my doggie friends, and then...voila, the darn huge dog is back! Up I go again! This time though, I really wasn't happy...I growled and barked at the giant dog, but he didn't either hear or care, cause he kept jumping up on us again.

Well Domeek had had enough, she told the dog to go away, and then power walked (well, as powerful as a bum leg can get) home. The dog kept following though and decided that he was going to run 3 TIMES across a really busy street in front of us. Domeek nearly had a heart attack when he did it in front of a bus!! Luckily he wasn't hit and continued to follow. So, I was literally thrown inside the house and Domeek grabbed the Dog's collar and pulled him towards the backyard! Dog didn't have any tags!! People, tag your dogs please!! So, she had to call animal care and control!

While waiting for the officer to show up, Dog and Domeek hung out in the garage...turns out, Dog is actually a really nice dog. He was super friendly towards humans (I still don't know about me though), loved playing with an old foster dog's chew toy, and had a ball getting scratched on the belly. :-)

Freckles the Dog

He managed to get a hold of an Easter bunny that clucked while out there and he went crazy on it! Hehe!

Freckles the Dog

When the officer got to our home, he was able to scan for a microchip (because he wasn't wearing tags), and thankfully Dog had one! Five minutes later Dog's (oh, I'm sorry, Diego's) Dad was at our house and picking the giant boy up! Phew! Thank goodness for microchips, huh? Do it people! :-D

Freckles the Dog

Domeek was hoping that the officer might give the owner a little lecture, but he was just happy to send this boy home! And, of course, we were too!!

So there you go! I had an icky scare (still getting over it), a super short first walk, Dog/Diego got to hang out with my Domeek instead of hanging out with me, and Dog/Diego found home!

Have a great Friday everyone!!

18 comments:

  1. Whew! What an adventure! Yes, tags and microchips are a must! Did Domeek remove the dog's collar to see if a phone number was written on the inside? Some people do that
    Nola

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    1. Whoa, no...I didn't realize people did that! Hm, since it was leather, that would have been hard to write! Next time we'll check though! Thanks for the info Nola!

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  2. Oh, glad everythings worked out! Yea Domeek for saving the guy...could have been bad there on the city streets! Yups, I have my name and phone number and 'Reward' on my tags (a little incentive never hurt!).

    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  3. WOW Goose, what an adventure. Not the one you wanted however. And MOM and I agree with you...TAG and Micro chip. I also have a special tag on my collar that people can scan with there cell phone to give them info about me and how to get me back home. I am triple covered. But I am glad Dog got home.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  4. A scary night for everyone, I'm glad you're okay and I'm glad that Dog/Diego got back home safely.

    Tags and microchip are so important! All our pack have personalized tags and those that are blind, deaf and blind/deaf have that noted on their tags too.

    Stay safe!

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  5. Super nice of your mom to help Diego find his way home. He's pretty cute, but of course not as cute as you!

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  6. We're happy Dog had a microchip. we all have them, too.

    We get very excited and jump when people pick up their dogs..when we otherwise would have ignored them. We run in to huge loose dogs quite often.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. :-D Normally I love giant dogs, but we live in a neighborhood where more than a few pups are trained to be unkind to others! So Domeek felt that it was better safe than sorry!

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  7. Woof! Woof! that's great. yes I am microchip too. Just wondering how he got out of his house. Happy Friday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  8. That Dog looks nice, you should make friends :) Microchips are really important... I'm not all comfortable with dogs bigger than me either
    Cotton

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  9. Oh dear! For a second I thought maybe Linus had gotten out with all the humping of your poor human's leg! ;)

    Glad the dog ended up being friendly and Domeek was so kind-hearted and saved him from the scary traffic and other things that could have hurt him and he got back safely to his home!

    I bet that Diego would not have hurt you. Maybe just sit on you or something cause he sounds like a big goofy love! ;)

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  10. Micro chipping is the best option - we have our little electronic surveillance devices tucked away in our shoulders.

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  11. Good job guys, another happy pup retunred home, micro chip is the way to go, but you must have a tag on here!!!

    Your Pals Susie & Bites

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  12. Sorry you had a bad walk! We are glad Diego got home but mom would say something to that owner! We are microchiped too.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy and Stanley

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  13. Micro-chipping is great and a must, however tags are still just as important, with local contact information. Sometimes a delay to get a chip read could cause problems if your dog needs attention right away.

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