ILSnwdog Posted November 7, 2016 Share Posted November 7, 2016 (edited) Yesterday, I get home from church, and I decide that I'm going to start a fire and burn all the leaves from my yard. The first thing I do when I get home is let my three dogs out. I start the fire, and I split a log for more wood, and I notice the dogs stopped barking. I call them and I see Payton the Sheltie and Sven the German Shepard, but I don't see Shelby, our 12 year old Old English Sheepdog. She is old, with bad eyes, and she is kind of senile. I fear the worst. I go off looking for her, and a car pulls up, asking me if I'm looking for a dog. I tell them yes, and the tell me where they saw her cross the street. I go looking for her, calling her, but I can't find a trace of her. There is a big summer camp across the street, with lots of forest, and that is where she went. My wife get home from shopping with the kids, and I tell her what happens. Of course, she goes off on me because it happened on my watch. We look for her for the next four hours. We walk all over in the camp across the street. I drive around looking for her. My in-laws also came over to help with the search. We stop our search when the sun went down. My wife goes on facebook and makes a post (picture below), asking everyone in the area to look for her, and asks people to share the post. I start making dinner for the family and the in-laws. My wife continues to drive around the neighborhood looking for her. After we eat, the in-laws go home, and my wife continues her search, walking up and down the street with a flashlight, calling for Shelby. She is a sobbing mess. I tell her to go in, and that I would stay outside for a while and listen for her (the wife is convinced that she has heard her barking). We finally turn in at 10:30. At 3:00 this morning, my wife wakes me up and says "someone rang the doorbell." I jump out of bed and put some clothes on. I go to the door, and I see a cop standing there. I open the door, and he says "Are you James?" I say yes. He says "you missing a puppy?" I scream "YES", and he replies "I have her. Someone in the development on the other side of the camp recognized her from a Facebook post, and called the police." Shelby was very tired and VERY hungry. She was an absolute mess. All full of burrs, and it looks like she walked through a marsh or something! I know a lot of people like to rip on Facebook. I certainly get tired of all of the narcissistic ramblings of people posting stupid trivial happenings throughout their day...but without Facebook, I don't know if we would have gotten our dog back.:) Edited November 7, 2016 by ILSnwdog 17 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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