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    Default OMG Mya Escaped!!

    It's been a terrible day. It hasn't stopped raining and Mya hadn't done No. 2's since yesterday so OH let her out in the garden this evening, about 5pm and, somehow she managed to get over the bottom fence.

    Hubby and I went in search of her in the field behind the house. She was chasing the farmer's cows. He was not too pleased. BUT the good news is, thanks to the flooding we have round here, she stranded herself and OH managed to catch her. We are both covered in scratches from climbing over barbed wire fences and totally soaked through from wading through flood waters but SHE IS SAFE.

    I feel sick. I thought she had gone. There are so many open spaces round here. I thought I would never see her again. i just kept thinking, how could I tell her carer I lost her. I feel just awful, I let her and Mya down.

    We are looking at options at the moment and I think we are going to put a 6 foot wooden fence along the bottom boundary, the uprights are already in so it won't be too difficult. Along with the electric invisible fence (I want to make sure) everything should be secure.

    For now, she will only be allowed out on a long line. I am not risking going through that again.

    It's so sad to know that she wants to run away from the people who are trying to care for her and feed her and love her. Maybe in time, she will trust us and want to stay.
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    Phewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, so pleased she is back.

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    I am so sorry to hear this

    She is not trying to run away from you...she just doesn't know where she belongs yet...give it time

    I hope you can sort out your fence problem...it is very stressing to know they can get away from you....sigh

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    Aw Tkay, it's not that she wants to run away from you, it's just...those cows, enticing they were. Lol.

    My gosh you have NOT had a good day have you. Tomorrow is another one, and hopefully it will be much better. Don't be harsh on yourself, these things happen.

    Hey look, in a few months you'll look back on this and laugh yourself silly. With Mya on your lap cuddled up wondering what Mum is cackling about. Hugs to you.

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    I'm so glad she's back safe and sound Tkay. I know exactly how you feel, my Cindy has always been an escape artist, I have her on a 20metre long line, and she is only allowed free play time when I am out with her to supervise. She can jump my 6 foot cyclone fences like they are 6 inches, and I once saw her jump an 8 foot colourbond fence. She spooks at the slightest thing and tries to take off.

    Luckily she is the exception, and I've found that most dogs will stop trying to escape once they feel settled, usually after about a month. I think Mya will be like this, but in the meantime keep her outside activities supervised.

    Hugs to you all, take a deep breath and relax, you're all OKAY!!!

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    Bugga Tkay,not having a good trot are you.
    At least she's safe and this is what matters
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    sorry to hear about your day, glad all is good now.
    good thing shes a cow chaser and not a biter!

    goodluck with your fence !
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    The title of this thread gave me nearly as big a heart attack as she gave you Tkay glad she is back safe and sound.

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    hi Tkay

    Glad to see you got her back.

    When I first got Frosty, I took her on a tour of the neighbours so they'd all know where she came from if she appeared on their doorstep.

    I think she definitely needs to be introduced to the neighbour with the cows, and maybe to the cows, so she and they see each other as no big deal.

    I would be worried that farmer would have shot her first and asked questions later. Some of them are like that when it comes to dogs harrassing and stressing out their livestock.

    It took Frosty about 3 months before she decided she wanted to stay with me and not go off with anyone else who was friendly. I was lucky the one time I went to a christmas party and left her in a "secure yard" with two other dogs that she got along well with - the other dogs broke out, left the gate open. I and my friend whose "secure yard" it was were both feeling quite sick to the stomach. Anyway she'd stayed by the back door, where she'd last seen me.

    Last night she decided to take herself on a quick tour of the neighbourhood. I said "shutting the door now" and she was back so quick.

    Give it time and lots of treats and attention and the cows won't seem quite so attractive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    hi Tkay

    Glad to see you got her back.

    When I first got Frosty, I took her on a tour of the neighbours so they'd all know where she came from if she appeared on their doorstep. I think she definitely needs to be introduced to the neighbour with the cows, and maybe to the cows, so she and they see each other as no big deal.

    I would be worried that farmer would have shot her first and asked questions later. Some of them are like that when it comes to dogs harrassing and stressing out their livestock.

    It took Frosty about 3 months before she decided she wanted to stay with me and not go off with anyone else who was friendly. I was lucky the one time I went to a christmas party and left her in a "secure yard" with two other dogs that she got along well with - the other dogs broke out, left the gate open. I and my friend whose "secure yard" it was were both feeling quite sick to the stomach. Anyway she'd stayed by the back door, where she'd last seen me.

    Last night she decided to take herself on a quick tour of the neighbourhood. I said "shutting the door now" and she was back so quick.

    Give it time and lots of treats and attention and the cows won't seem quite so attractive.
    That is an extremely good idea IMO.

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