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my good dog deed for the day

Post by culpri » Wed, 15 Sep 2004 10:14:23



so what do you do when you see a dog trotting down a busy rural highway?

sometimes i drive on by.  maybe i'm busy, or i know the dog's people let him
roam.  maybe it's dark or there's no place to stop.

today i stopped.  she immediately ran over to me and jumped into the car
(right over my lap).  her name is Lily.  she's a big fluffy white dog, maybe
a kuvasz mix.  a very sweet girl.  she had her name and address on her ID
tag.  i drove a mile down the highway and found her house.  the gate was
cracked open.  i drove her up to the house and let her out.  she immediately
ran into the garage.  i didn't bother to knock on the door, there were no
cars home, i just left, and shut the gate on the way out.

i hope they don't mind, i hated to see her running around out in the rain.
cars were honking and swerving around her, and she was so sweet and happy to
see a person...

so what do you do?

-kelly

 
 
 

my good dog deed for the day

Post by Chil » Wed, 15 Sep 2004 12:41:51



Quote:
> so what do you do when you see a dog trotting down a busy rural highway?

> sometimes i drive on by.  maybe i'm busy, or i know the dog's people let
him
> roam.  maybe it's dark or there's no place to stop.

> today i stopped.  she immediately ran over to me and jumped into the car
> (right over my lap).  her name is Lily.  she's a big fluffy white dog,
maybe
> a kuvasz mix.  a very sweet girl.  she had her name and address on her ID
> tag.  i drove a mile down the highway and found her house.  the gate was
> cracked open.  i drove her up to the house and let her out.  she
immediately
> ran into the garage.  i didn't bother to knock on the door, there were no
> cars home, i just left, and shut the gate on the way out.

> i hope they don't mind, i hated to see her running around out in the rain.
> cars were honking and swerving around her, and she was so sweet and happy
to
> see a person...

> so what do you do?

It depends on whether the dog is endangered - but usually i do as you did -
try and find the dogs home and take it there.

Good work, Kelly, bet Lily is alot safe in her yard than on the road.

 
 
 

my good dog deed for the day

Post by Chil » Wed, 15 Sep 2004 12:43:51




Quote:
> On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 18:14:23 -0700, "culprit"

> []
> >today i stopped.  she immediately ran over to me and jumped into the car
> >(right over my lap).  her name is Lily.  she's a big fluffy white dog,
maybe
> >a kuvasz mix.

> >and she was so sweet and happy to see a person...

> Nice story.

> But a kuvasz?

> I don't think so.

While they aren't usually the on your lap, sweet type, there are exceptions.
I had one in puppy agility class last session.  Big lap kuvasz.
Met some pyrs like that too - but they grow out of it as they get older.
Probably the kuvasz will too.
 
 
 

my good dog deed for the day

Post by FurPa » Wed, 15 Sep 2004 13:37:50


Quote:

> so what do you do when you see a dog trotting down a busy rural highway?

> sometimes i drive on by.  maybe i'm busy, or i know the dog's people let him
> roam.  maybe it's dark or there's no place to stop.

> today i stopped.  she immediately ran over to me and jumped into the car
> (right over my lap).  her name is Lily.  she's a big fluffy white dog, maybe
> a kuvasz mix.  a very sweet girl.  she had her name and address on her ID
> tag.  i drove a mile down the highway and found her house.  the gate was
> cracked open.  i drove her up to the house and let her out.  she immediately
> ran into the garage.  i didn't bother to knock on the door, there were no
> cars home, i just left, and shut the gate on the way out.

> i hope they don't mind, i hated to see her running around out in the rain.
> cars were honking and swerving around her, and she was so sweet and happy to
> see a person...

> so what do you do?

Just what you did, IMO.  You did good!

FurPaw
--

"Like the reason a dog
Has so many friends
He wags his tail
Instead of his tongue" - Aerosmith

To reply, unleash the dog

 
 
 

my good dog deed for the day

Post by Spot » Thu, 16 Sep 2004 10:11:40


Gee,

You sound like me.  For 3 months in a row I found a dog loose in town,
pulled over got them on a leash and into my car.  In the one case I found
the owner immediately.  The other two had to camp out the night in the
ba***t till I could call the County Courthouse and see who the dog tags
were registered to then Mike took them home the next
day...................:)

Mike wasn't none to happy at first about me bringing home loose dogs but
he's getting used to it by now.

Celeste


Quote:
> so what do you do when you see a dog trotting down a busy rural highway?

> sometimes i drive on by.  maybe i'm busy, or i know the dog's people let
him
> roam.  maybe it's dark or there's no place to stop.

> today i stopped.  she immediately ran over to me and jumped into the car
> (right over my lap).  her name is Lily.  she's a big fluffy white dog,
maybe
> a kuvasz mix.  a very sweet girl.  she had her name and address on her ID
> tag.  i drove a mile down the highway and found her house.  the gate was
> cracked open.  i drove her up to the house and let her out.  she
immediately
> ran into the garage.  i didn't bother to knock on the door, there were no
> cars home, i just left, and shut the gate on the way out.

> i hope they don't mind, i hated to see her running around out in the rain.
> cars were honking and swerving around her, and she was so sweet and happy
to
> see a person...

> so what do you do?

> -kelly

 
 
 

my good dog deed for the day

Post by BlueHeelrrT » Sun, 26 Sep 2004 13:11:59


Quote:

> Gee,

> You sound like me.  For 3 months in a row I found a dog loose in town,
> pulled over got them on a leash and into my car.  In the one case I found
> the owner immediately.  The other two had to camp out the night in the
> ba***t till I could call the County Courthouse and see who the dog tags
> were registered to then Mike took them home the next
> day...................:)

> Mike wasn't none to happy at first about me bringing home loose dogs but
> he's getting used to it by now.

> Celeste



> > so what do you do when you see a dog trotting down a busy rural highway?

> > sometimes i drive on by.  maybe i'm busy, or i know the dog's people let
> him
> > roam.  maybe it's dark or there's no place to stop.

> > today i stopped.  she immediately ran over to me and jumped into the car
> > (right over my lap).  her name is Lily.  she's a big fluffy white dog,
> maybe
> > a kuvasz mix.  a very sweet girl.  she had her name and address on her ID
> > tag.  i drove a mile down the highway and found her house.  the gate was
> > cracked open.  i drove her up to the house and let her out.  she
> immediately
> > ran into the garage.  i didn't bother to knock on the door, there were no
> > cars home, i just left, and shut the gate on the way out.

> > i hope they don't mind, i hated to see her running around out in the rain.
> > cars were honking and swerving around her, and she was so sweet and happy
> to
> > see a person...

> > so what do you do?

> > -kelly

For me, this has been one of the toughest things to deal with about
living in the country (I was raised in the city, but have spent most of
the last ten years well outside of city limits).  Most of the stray dogs
that I see aren't lost, they are dumped - one of the giveaways is the
collar line without the collar.  Plus, I currently live on a dead end
road 2 1/2 miles long with another mile or so to a major highway -
strays don't usually get here by accident..  And they are usually run
over or shot within a couple of weeks.  Last week, it was a Pit and a
Pit mix.  Yes, I feel guilty . . . haven't seen them in the last few
days.

Don't get me wrong, I have rescued my share of lost dogs, I guess that I
am just getting jaded.

--Jason