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?