A Dog Story

A Dog Story

PostBy: Dann757 On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:04 am

I was up on the side of a house, scraping paint and not really minding it since it was perfect painting weather yesterday. Nice Dutch Colonial belonging to a friend of mine who is a VIP in town, and a farmer, really hard working self-reliant guy. Keeps his place nice, has tractors, antique hit and miss engine collection, etc.
The road he lives on has gotten really busy. That road is probably 175 years old. Well, I noticed a commotion going on from my high vantage point, traffic was stopping in both directions, a couple horns beeping. Then I see a lady in a white suv pull over in front of the house, and then a little Yorky goes bopping across the lawn. I get off the ladder, and the lady asks if it's my dog. I said no, and realized the dog almost just got run over a few times.
I asked her if she wanted to take the dog, and went over to it. I picked it up and it had no collar. I gave her the dog and my card. We had a really brief conversation about how to locate the owner. I said I could put an ad up at the supermarket, or maybe there would be an ad on Craigslist.
The lady drove off. This all took place in less than a minute.
As soon as she drove off, I see people obviously calling for their dog two houses down! So I'm thinking WTF. Short moral dilemma ensued in my head; I ended up going over there. A kid about 14 came out, then his sister. I had to tell them I just gave their dog to a stranger. The damn dog had no collar or ID so what was I going to do? I took their number and gave them a card. The mother called a few minutes later saying her kids had called in hysterics. I explained everything, and she expressed fears that the lady would keep the dog.
When I went home I put an ad in lost and found in Central Jersey Craigs. Then I ruminated. (Oh freakin great, I handed somebody's foo foo dog to a stranger and now a couple kids are suffering because of my actions. How do I get drawn into these bizarre situations?? That lady sold the dog to a vivisection lab, had it for dinner,etc.)
Woke up at 8 this morning, phone rang before I even started thinking about it, the lady had seen my ad on Craigs. Really nice lady. She expressed concerns that the dog was neglected; she had taken it someplace to be bathed and checked out. I didn't think the dog was neglected, it came from an affluent suburban home. Plenty of dogs stink but are still cared for. I gave her the owner's number. She called back a while ago, dog is home and will be re-united with the kids after school today, and I found out it has a puppy that cried for its mother all night!!
If the people had the damn dog registered maybe this wouldn't have been so harrowing!!
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Re: A Dog Story

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:15 am

Collar and name tag is all it takes. Good story. :)
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Re: A Dog Story

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:17 am

Yep, all my 4 legged pets get the chip now. if they are picked up they are scanned and bingo i am called to bail them out :)

some dogs can really fly...
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Re: A Dog Story

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:24 am

Leather collar with the tags riveted to it. One has name, phone number, address and rank. :)
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Re: A Dog Story

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:46 am

Woof! I'm glad it all ende well. For sure, a collar & a tag would have been nice. Both of our dogs have the computer chips. Every once in a while they have "chip clinics" around here. You can get one for about $10. (we paid $35 for the first one) Every vet & almost every animal control officer has a chip reader now. The first thing they do is scan.....well... not the first... first they have to catch the darn thing!
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Re: A Dog Story

PostBy: mr1precision On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:23 pm

Great Story! It seems no good deed goes unpunished. :) Hey that could be a great thread!
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Re: A Dog Story

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:34 pm

Poconoeagle wrote: some dogs can really fly...

Why does he remind me of the chopper pilot in Road Warrior?
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Re: A Dog Story

PostBy: KLook On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:04 pm

My solution is to not have a dog. However, that does not solve the problem of all my idiotic neighbors with dogs as big as horses that think they are meant to roam free. Dog owners for the most part have no respect for anyone else.
That should elicit a few comments. So just let me add my latest "dog owner" story before you go off. I arrived at my golf course just as another car pulled in. The woman stopped right in the middle of the parking area, bunging it completely up, got her little barker out and walked it out onto the driving range to take a crap. (the dog that is) She looked at me like she was daring me to say something. I didn't because my practiced eye told me she was probably one of the angry dykes that move up here to live in harmony with the universe. Believe me, this is just one of many experiences with dog owners.

Kevin
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Re: A Dog Story

PostBy: mr1precision On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:41 pm

KLook wrote:My solution is to not have a dog. However, that does not solve the problem of all my idiotic neighbors with dogs as big as horses that think they are meant to roam free. Dog owners for the most part have no respect for anyone else.
That should elicit a few comments. So just let me add my latest "dog owner" story before you go off. I arrived at my golf course just as another car pulled in. The woman stopped right in the middle of the parking area, bunging it completely up, got her little barker out and walked it out onto the driving range to take a crap. (the dog that is) She looked at me like she was daring me to say something. I didn't because my practiced eye told me she was probably one of the angry dykes that move up here to live in harmony with the universe. Believe me, this is just one of many experiences with dog owners.

Kevin


I hear you man! I had something like that happen at the baseball field in town where I coach LL. This woman and her two pugs were walking towards the fields when I was about to leave. I thought that I should wait for a minute because one of the kids slid in some duties right next to the dugout a couple of days before. Sure enough the dog drops a big juicy duecey right next to the snack shack. :mad: Then she slowly starts to wonder away pretending not to notice. I dont think she actually thought I'd say something. WRONG! I yelled, "Hey you arent gonna leave that there are you"? Then I proceeded to reminder that kids are running around in the stuff and if she'd like it if someone did it to her property. She looked pretty surprised, like I wouldnt notice that her dog pooped 30' away from the no dog sign. She made like she was going to pick it up after the dogs were all through doing their business. But she had to walk home to get a baggie to pick it up. :sick:
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Re: A Dog Story

PostBy: KLook On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:53 pm

Good for you for calling her out. I also coached LL teams and umped a bunch. There was always an issue with stray dogs and "stuff" on the field.

Kevin

My bad, I stole this thread. Kinda
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Re: A Dog Story

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:04 pm

coaledsweat wrote:
Poconoeagle wrote: some dogs can really fly...

Why does he remind me of the chopper pilot in Road Warrior?


some are better in the water.....
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Re: A Dog Story

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:51 pm

OMG, that is a riot! LOL
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Re: A Dog Story

PostBy: Cap On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:04 pm

Nice story Dan. Glad it worked out. Somehow you have to figure a story like this would work out in the end.

Not so for a small white curly haired dog in my neighborhood. Monday afternoon on my way to the ABE airport, a police officer was pulled over on the side of a road in front of a small dog who was apparently dead from being hit. It was sad. Small dog, had no business running around loose.
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Re: A Dog Story

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:22 pm

coaledsweat wrote:
Poconoeagle wrote: some dogs can really fly...

Why does he remind me of the chopper pilot in Road Warrior?
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Re: A Dog Story

PostBy: bksaun On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:25 pm

Ever notice that Pug's look the same on both ends! :lol:

Bk
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