Dog Chat forum: A happy story for a JRT

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bugme
Jul 19, 2010 9:26 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Barnesville, GA 8b
While running errands recently we found him trying to cross a busy highway which would have been fatal had we not stopped. Long story short, we checked with local vets, went to the pound where they wouldn't take him since we did not reside in that county (just as well-did not want to leave him anyway) placed an ad in the paper with a final date of 7/20 to contact us. He had a collar with no tag. Took him to our vet to be checked for a chip, tested for everything, rabies shot, etc. Took him home and bathed him and we're almost ready to name him and he is our's. Such an alert little guy and, aside from being a bit skinny, very healthy, about 4 yrs old. It is obvious he is a "mamas boy", an inside dog and accustomed to going in the car every time! I would really like to make his owner very happy, however, it looks like he stays here. Hurray! Once we take his pic I'll send it.
Little Bit has accepted him, only snarling a few times to let him know she is "queen" Smiling
I guess we're the really lucky ones.
Sharon
mom2goldens
Jul 19, 2010 5:40 PM CST
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN
Awww, Sharon.....sounds like a perfect match. Have you named the little guy yet? Can't wait to see a picture.

Sounds like Lil Bit still has enough spunk to teach the new guy a thing or two....Good for her! I keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

And bless you for giving this JRT a good home.

Linda
ImagePoochella
Jul 19, 2010 9:30 PM CST
Name: Annie
Western WA Zone USDA 7b
Relax. It's only a small setback.
What a great story and wonderful efforts to save a dog life. I hope the little guy gets to stay with you and the "Queen."
ivyplantsnyc
Jul 19, 2010 9:51 PM CST
Name: Ivy T
Manhattan, New York
So glad that the little guy has a real home. A well mannered 4 year old pup, mammas boy and healthy etc. Why is there no one looking for him?. It is a responsible person who takes care of their pets and put a ad in the newspaper to find him also. I don't think a dog like that would have run away. Wishing a loving time with your new pet together with your family.

Ivy
Pause for Paws.
ImagePoochella
Jul 19, 2010 10:21 PM CST
Name: Annie
Western WA Zone USDA 7b
Relax. It's only a small setback.
Well said Ivy T. I have to laugh when I think back of when we lived in Seattle and took our nightly walk only to be joined by the friendliest and loveliest mixed breed long-haired dog. She followed us the whole walk, so smiley and happy to be included. We couldn't just leave her out all night as a busy street was just a block away. So we made a bed for her with food and water in our garage for the night where she barked, literally all night, right below our bedroom.

The next day, up went the posters "Found dog." 2 days later after no response to posters or walking her up and down the surrounding area, up went posters saying she'd been taken to the xyz shelter and the owner needed to claim her by such and such a date.

I was embarrassed to learn that she lived only 10 houses up from us- never saw her before even though we walked that street often. She had escaped a well-fenced yard to join us and went on the adventure of a lifetime :) Her owners had to pay the shelter to reclaim her, but I'm glad they did. She was a lovely dog. Sometimes, they just get away and the lucky ones get found by someone who cares, whether the original owner or not.
bugme
Jul 20, 2010 5:31 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Barnesville, GA 8b
Yes, if everyone treated their pets as their children there would be far fewer running free. Some of our "dogless" friends can't understand our attitude, such as we will not take a plane trip since it would mean boarding LB and she is far too old for that. So, we wait and take her with us on our errands as much as possible. Well, today is the day if we don't hear from anyone he will be our's. I must think someone was traveling and as quick as he is, just happened to get out of the car.........if only they could talk!
ivyplantsnyc
Jul 20, 2010 7:37 AM CST
Name: Ivy T
Manhattan, New York
Annie, I am glad that sweet dog was reclaimed by her family.
Sharon, that is why if the dog had complete tags on, he would have been returned to his family if they really wanted him. Congratulations on your new pet. What will you name him?.
Pause for Paws.
bugme
Jul 21, 2010 5:23 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Barnesville, GA 8b
Buster it is!! Had a call yesterday from a lady thinking it might be her's. I deliberately left out of the newspaper ad the total description to avoid unjust claims and, after describing her's, we had to tell her it was not him. We have decided to wait another week before neutering him just in case the real owner somehow finds us. How nice to have a "lil butt" to pat again in the bed........yes, already Rolling my eyes. it is clear he is accustomed as are most fur babies. Picture soon.
ivyplantsnyc
Jul 21, 2010 6:56 AM CST
Name: Ivy T
Manhattan, New York
Oh.... how sweet. Can hardly wait for the photo. Buster is a great name.
Pause for Paws.
mom2goldens
Jul 23, 2010 4:51 PM CST
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN
How is Buster adjusting, Sharon? Hope all is happy in your household.
ImagePoochella
Jul 23, 2010 6:49 PM CST
Name: Annie
Western WA Zone USDA 7b
Relax. It's only a small setback.
Buster is a great name. Can't wait for photos.

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