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Thread: I seem to be attracting escaped dogs this week...

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    Default I seem to be attracting escaped dogs this week...

    I took home another escaped dog today. Little scruffy thing.

    He had apparently been running around out the front of a block of flats for at least half an hour, according to one of the residents. Who was a middle eastern man who was very clearly not a dog person, but he had been standing outside in the cold and dark keeping an eye on this dog. Which I thought was really touching. He got quite worried when the dogs started doing zoomies, had no idea they were playing. He asked me to check the dog's collar - he didn't dare touch him apparently. When I called the number on the tag the first time, I heard someone say hello and then silence. The man from the flats seemed to think it meant they dumped the dog and didn't want him back. But one look at this dog told me that he was loved and well cared for.

    So I took him home with me. Turned out I called the wrong number as it was very hard to read. The owner picked him up 5 minutes after I spoke to him. I was actually a bit disappointed that he came so quickly because Floyd was very cute indeed.

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    I love finding a dog's owner. It makes me feel special.
    No one loves you like your dog does.

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    Perfect........a find with a happy ending
    Pets are forever

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    I saw something on the ABC recently about a blind Egyption woman getting a guide dog - and all the prejudices that culture has against dogs. Apparently dogs are "dirty" - they consider them a bit like we think of rats. And if you have seen the dogs in Cairo, you'd understand why, though the whole city is filthy.

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    Yeah, I grew up in a suburb where half the families where middle-eastern so I know that it is not really in their culture to love dogs. Which is why I thought it was so sweet that this guy was standing outside watching this dog, even though he had no idea what to do with it.

    (And I have been to Cairo, but cannot remember seeing any dogs there.)

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    Same thing has happened to me with those tags - they attract dirt into the engraving of the phone number and it makes it very, very difficult to read. I found this cute little terrier thing down the rd, contacted the number and the guy had no clue what i was on about. Anyway i went and read the tag again and realized i made a mistake DUH lol. I always make sure i give my animals tags a quick scrub at least once a month so the number is easy to read if they ever went walkabout.

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