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    Our vet (whose number is on Mulli's tag) called OH yesterday to say she was out roaming about, a local had her at their house and was giving us one hour to pick her up before they called the ranger. OH was working hard watching the cricket live at the Waca, and tried calling me, working hard AT WORK (lol) to go and pick her up. I did have our car though.... Well by the time I stopped fluffing about after my shift and checked my phone, I had 9 missed calls and as I worked my way through them I worked out she had got out of the yard, had been at the neighbour, who ended up calling the rangers, who took her to the pound.

    I head straight to the pound, pay the fee (even though she's registered) and get issued with a caution. The ranger kept going on about what a lovely dog she was and how she was welcome to stay a few days?!

    Well didn't she cop a little lecture on the way home in the car about jumping the fence! Our last fence jump was over 5 months ago and I just couldn't work out why she would choose to do it then? Get home and find out we've been burgled, glass doors smashed, doors kicked out and our side gate smashed in, we believe to let her run free and out of their way?

    She's been really quiet and tired today, doesn't seem to have any injuries, but I think she's had a rough time too - she is such a softie she probably tried to lick them to death as they were breaking in, but I wonder if they tried to scare her away? She's a tad nervous today too.... I am just soooo relieved she didn't wander further away, or get injured, or hit by a car or just still be missing.

    Needless to say I apologised to her for the lecture in the car, and we have officially relieved her of any further guard dog duties!! Oh and it seems on Monday I'll be able to get the caution dropped as her roaming about was not our fault due to the burglary....

    Tis the season to be jolly hey?

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    Oh no you poor thing, that's awful. And poor Mulli, what a strange experience for her.

    I hope the b*****ds didn't take much.

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    Oh no thats terrible!
    What did they take?
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    Actually they took pretty much everything, our plasma, wii + games, laptops, camera, itouch, all my jewellery, festival tickets, and had the nerve to snack on some of the choc christmas trees I made for christmas day. Thankfully I'm so slack I haven't done any chrissy shopping yet so under the tree was bare.

    I keep telling myself it could be alot worse, but then it could be a lot better too! Glad we are insured.

    In the end Mulli apparently was only at the actual pound for less than an hour.... I still can't believe how lucky we are she came out okay through it all. Especially considering the amount of glass that was around. She's had really noisy yelpy dreams all day today, makes you wonder if it's related or not?

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    Oh thankgod for insurance HB!
    Im assuming you're a fair distance from neighbours.
    I mean seriously, wouldn't they have heard all that class breaking?
    And someone with enough nerve to break in during the day, without even suspecting you could be home at anytime? Jeeeez.
    Some people really are terrible. Perhaps they are the families Christmas presents!
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    Jeez, nice neighbour on top of it all to call the ranger so quickly. If it was me I'd be making sure that neighbour was notified of the circumstances too. Might give them a litttle more compassion in the future! *grumble*

    I'm so sorry HB, it's not a nice feeling being robbed. The items can mostly be replaced, but the stress, the headaches and the fear is something I know well.

    Your dog will possibly be acting very nervous and clingy for some time. I hope you all get over this as quickly as possible. Thoughts are with you.

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    I guess your lucky Mulli wasn't hurt aswell!
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    What a horrid day but thank goodness Mulli is OK. Sounds as tho she is stressed over her experience so hope she is back to normal soon.
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    Actually aussiemyf we are surrounded by neighbours, general suburbia, but only one across the road was home and didn't notice anything. Police explained that the crims usually wedge a screwdriver into glass panel frame, twist, it cracks into millions of pieces whilst still in the frame (as opposed to shattering into slivers) and then they simply push the pieces out to create a hole to climb through. Hence no loud noise of glass breaking, and it's generally not sharp pieces of glass as a result (we have safety glass). Which is good in the sense that Mulli didn't get cut.

    Dev's Ad I did go track down the neighbour, and he was actually a lovely elderly gentleman and apparently him and his wife had been playing with her for about an hour before they even started making calls, and they gave her a bowl of food and a big drink too! (She'll prob try to go back ha ha) I do appreciate all they did and if I'd actually knocked off work on time I probably would have got to him in time, but that's by the by really. I thanked him for his help and let him know about the burglary too.

    Oh and today the council waived the caution for me as her roaming wasn't due to our neglect, so I'm happy she's not on their black books. Funnily enough they weren't so eager to refund the impound fee........ no suprises there!

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    What a horrible day!

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