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    .sigh.

    i have just spoken with a guy who thinks this could be his dog. some things sound right, and some don't. for instance, he thought the dog was supposed to be already chipped when he got him from someone else, and yet the vet we saw could not find a chip.

    i can understand why the photo might not look like his dog, and he has not seen his dog for over two months anyway, as he had to work in Melbourne and left both his dogs with his partner, who left the gate open 10 days ago and lost both dogs, altho one came home after a few hours. his partner works two jobs, and isn't even home much to take care of the dogs, so i am wondering if half of the hair matting was already done before he was lost.. but that's another thing altogether. i think this dog has been lost for more than 10 days, as some at my husband's place of work said they thought they had seen this dog around for some weeks.

    Nelson does not respond to the name Champ at all. not even an ear twitch.

    this guy said: 'you know how you take the dog for granted, and then you're stumped to remember what it looks like after a while away' umm. no. i don't know that at all.

    however.. i shall speak to this partner tomorrow afternoon, and we can arrange some way to meet up, and he can tell if it is their lost dog or not.

    it won't be easy, my husband is way too busy at work this week to take time out, and could not have the little dog at work with him anyway. i'm up here and the partner is in Stanmore, with two jobs. maybe we can meet in the middle.

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    i almost forgot.. one thing that does sound right, this guy said that sometimes 'Champ' will mark a spot, a couple of times over, when he is nervous or upset.

    and that Champ has had no training, not even a sit command.. which is right too.

    my husband is as upset as i am.

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    Bugger, I was actually hoping that he was a little lost soul who needed a loving new home. If nothing else, the other dog will be getting it's mate back again so that is something to take heart in.

    Microchips are complicated. The scanner may not have picked up the chip. The chip may not be compatible with the scanner. The chip may have migrated anywhere around the body. The chip may never have been entered onto the database too (which happened to my own dog). Chips are not fool proof.

    If he ends up going home, I have loads of contacts for dogs looking for new homes. I will give a recommendation and let them know what you did for this little boy too. If you're interested that is.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    What exactly is your husband ( and yourself) upset about, Zen?

    That this could be the owner and you will lose him, or that this fellow really doesn't sound like he's a great owner at all?

    I feel for you, it is not going to be easy if he is indeed the genuine owner.
    Here's a way out there thought, so forgive me if it sounds extreme, please...

    Should this man truly be the owner, would you consider offering to buy the dog from him, if you honestly come to the conclusion that the dog is NOT being loved and cared for as we all expect a dog should be?

    Always an option, he can only say no. But he could say yes.

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    Zen...if it is his dog....then he for sure would have some photos of him when it was in his care...make sure you see SOME sort of proof it is his dog!

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    yes. bugger indeed. as someone else said elsewhere: sometimes it's a real ------ doing the right thing.

    i hope my husband forgives me in time. that looks to be a bit of an issue as well now. as if i wasn't upset already.

    thank you Anne. i will keep that in mind. nice of you to offer.

    i can still hope this is not their dog. altho.. can i relax and think of him as ours then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    What exactly is your husband ( and yourself) upset about, Zen?

    losing this little guy now we are attached to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Zen...if it is his dog....then he for sure would have some photos of him when it was in his care...make sure you see SOME sort of proof it is his dog!
    I dunno, Cleas...this guy sounds pretty vague. He can't remember totally what his dog looks like (?), so I'm not hopeful he can produce a photo. Lol.

    Cleas is right, Zen, make sure he can prove to you in some way that this is his dog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Zen...if it is his dog....then he for sure would have some photos of him when it was in his care...make sure you see SOME sort of proof it is his dog!
    thank you, yes, i will ask to see a picture of them with this dog.

    mainly i want to see Nelson respond to the guy in some way that tells me that he knows him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen View Post
    thank you, yes, i will ask to see a picture of them with this dog.

    mainly i want to see Nelson respond to the guy in some way that tells me that he knows him.
    A photo doesn't lie....any photo...with them or the other dog...anything a a proof Tell them to bring it to your first meeting before they get to see him

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