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08-09-2007 07:35 AM  10 years agoPost 1
Jimmi

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I recently had a brown chihuahua who was about 6 pounds 5 months old with a name tag. I had him for 3 months and made sure he gotten all his dog shots. He went to the back yard and got out from the side fence which could barley squeeze him out of. I went outside 10 minutes later he was gone. I went around putting lost puppy on anything that resembled a telephone pole, also went out and got 250 flyers and 1 week later still no dog. I figure who ever stole him, I say stole because he did have tags and phone number on his tag. When someone finds something I think they assume its theres only because they found it. I say fine its your if it didn't have any identification. But in this case someone just took the dog and became owner. And I'm very upset it happened to me. Today I went out and bought another dog, same color but he is two months old. Has anyone lost a precious pet, not to be seen again? Or has someone lost a precious pet and had someone return him? I may add this dog belonged to my 7 yearold girl and my 11 yearold boy who are in texas at this time. Me being the adult I don't feel like I did a good job since I lost the kids dog. Been feeling a little down this whole entire week. I may add today I found someones dog with a name tag and took the dog back to his house and tied him up. Why couldn't someone do the right thing and return mine Jimmi

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08-09-2007 11:35 AM  10 years agoPost 2
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seven years ago...

I was in high school and had a choir concert... yea yea yea, I was a singer... in one of the top high school choirs in the state of California. anyhoo, my last memory with Grizzly (my first dog, a black 70 lb. chow chow) was giving him a small piece of string cheese. gave me those puppy dog eyes of his and kept nudging against me, bugging me for some food. I left early that day because I had to coordinate the setup for the concert.

Later that night, my cousin (Pyrock's brother) came over and didn't close the front door. Normally it wouldn't be a big deal because every other time he'd gotten out, I knew EXACTLY where he'd go... he always took the same routes when he'd get out of the house, and even if let alone, he'd always come back... well, this time I wasn't home to run him down... No more than a quarter mile from home (on his way back) he was hit by a car and died.

This dog was very protective of my family until one of us told him that the person in question was ok... he was ALWAYS protective of kids and NEVER in his 7-year life did he even growl at a child. He was intelligent, affectionate, and was in my opinion all that you could ask from the perfect dog. Except for the fact that he loved to run out.

The very next day, I found out who hit my dog, just by chance... Happened to be the mom of one of the runners on the track team (of which I was the team co-captain).. Turns out that the night my dog died, they were running late to a school rally practice, so her mom was speeding to get to school and drop them off. A couple days after I found out, two of the girls (freshmen at the time... I was a junior) came up to me at track practice and handed me a note from the driver of the vehicle.. One of them said (in a pathetic, valley girl I don't really give a rat's ass kind of tone), "I'm sorry. I love animals. I feel like they're my life. I feel really bad...."

I replied... "Well that dog that your mom hit? Yea. That dog was MY LIFE, MY BEST FRIEND, and as far as I'm concerned, was MY LITTLE BROTHER." And I walked away. She went from being some clueless, heartless blonde, to a fricken train wreck that couldn't stop crying. Served her right. I loved that dog. And seven years later, I still miss him terribly. I have four new dogs now, two of which were born in my room. But it's just not the same. here's a couple pics of a couple of my new dogs... The pic on the left is Misha, (the mom), and the one on the left is Coffee (one of her sons). Unfortunately I don't have any digital pics of Grizzly, but he was a badass dog.

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08-09-2007 12:24 PM  10 years agoPost 3
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I have a couple cats at my shop i take care of and feed. One day a cat with a collar starts hanging around and eating the food left out,but wouldnt let me near him.Well after a full year he desides to let me touch him and hold him,i take the collar off and call the owners who came an got him.They had the cat for 13 years and one day he just disapeared,seems he got in a truck that was taken next door to my shop.DOUG

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08-11-2007 01:06 AM  10 years agoPost 4
Jimmi

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I know the feeling trexRookie. About fifteen years ago I had this dog which was a mixed breed and about 15 pounds when fully grown but was a puppy at the time. I got him from a friend in oakland ca. and really didn't want this dog but he was running around on the streets so I decided to give this puppy a good home. After five beautiful years with him, he was in my brothers front yard and I told a friend to watch him. As I went across the street to talk to my brother in his big rig my dog decided to go under the fence and run out in the street. I told my friend to watch him, as in make sure he doesn't get out. I heard the screech but it was too late, I grabbed my dog as fast as I could from under the car and took him down the street to the vet. They took the dog in and after about a minute or two came back and said theres nothing we could do. Actually he died on impact, the car was traveling about 40 to 50 mph and hit him right on the side. My brother said he saw the dog get up and fall back down and that was it. Well ever since that happened I got 5 dogs and currently still have my jackrussel from 15 years ago. He still going strong at 15 and I love him very much. But losing my dog the way I did really hurt like hell. He was only 5 years old and everytime I talk about it, still brings tears to my eyes. I think I was trying to find a replacement sub consciously, but he will never be replaced. I'm just glad I had five years to spend with him. And to this day, believe it or not I miss him like it was yesterday. RIP Bullet, Jimmi

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08-11-2007 02:39 AM  10 years agoPost 5
EvoFlight50

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That's the only bad thing about pets; you love them just as much as you love people in your family. My dog has this chip in her neck to ID her. She always has a tag on, but if she does get away and something happens to the tag, assuming someone's nice enough to bring her to a vet, they can scan her neck like a bar code and return her to me.

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08-11-2007 09:32 AM  10 years agoPost 6
Jimmi

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I wish the person who stole my dog at least do the right thing and return him to his rightful family/owners who loved him very much and the kids really miss him alot. I wish they would stop being so dam selfish and call the phone number on his I.D.tag. Heck I would even buy that person a dog of his choice if mine was returned but I think I'm barking up the wrong tree No pun intended. I also offered a large reward. I was thinking about putting a chip but this was my thinking. If I put a chip in him whats the use if no one takes him to the vet to get checked. Also if he had a chip whats not to say joe blow telling the vet this dog doesn't have a chip so don't bother checking. And how about if a vet did find a chip, he can say well that dog was sold to me and I'm the new dog owner so don't even bother calling the first owner. And I'm sure a vet isn't going to check all dogs for a chip. It would be wasting his time and if they did I'm sure the present owner would make up a big story that its there dog etc. The chip works well but I went with an I.D. tag thinking there was still decent people on this planet that would call me or take him to the address on his I.D. collar if he ever got out of his compound or lost. So far I been proven wrong, and society has gone to the dumps in my book. What happened to honesty? And is there such a thing? Jimmi

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08-14-2007 11:57 PM  10 years agoPost 7
Hoagie1

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Also, if you know that large birds of prey fly around, you shouldn't keep a small pet unattended in a back yard. I once saw a hamster\girbil get snached out of a kids hand by an owl on America's funniest videos. I didn't know whether to feel sorry or laugh.

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08-15-2007 12:11 AM  10 years agoPost 8
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Had a Siamese named Isa stolen at the beginning of the latest Iraq war. We jest that he went into battle for us.

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08-15-2007 12:49 AM  10 years agoPost 9
broncoholic

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if you know that large birds of prey fly around
This happened to me recently with my chihuahua. A big ass bird not sure what kind was flying in and swooping down on him.
My German Shepard was going crazy at the bird but could not get to it from being tied out. Luckil,y my oldest daughter got the dog inside before anything could happen to him.

Jimmi
Sorry for your loss. Being a father myself I know what you must be going through with your kids. Hang in there.

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08-15-2007 03:46 AM  10 years agoPost 10
Jimmi

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Thanks bronco, hey guys I didn't mention but I do own some large parrots. One blue and gold and one greenwing which is the second largest parrot in the world. Check my gallery. He makes my blue and gold look like a parakeet And yes there bigger then the kids chihuahua. We are giving our little chihuahua lessons on big flying birds But we don't let him out of our sight for long periods, and the only thing I have seen flying in this neighborhood is someones parrots they eventually didn't crop there wings or they decided to take a long sabbaticle. I do have some big racoons that live in trees in my area, and they have my respect. But I always take my dogs for walks on the leash, so there only a leash away

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08-15-2007 03:54 AM  10 years agoPost 11
LouInSD

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Here in San Diego we have coyotes that like to prey on pets. My sister lost her Yorkie and I'm sure it was a coyote. Same thing, the dog got out through a hole in the fence. The whole family was devastated about it. Felt bad for the kids.

I hear Riverside has the same problem.

Not much you can do about that other than keep them safe in your yard.

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08-15-2007 04:19 AM  10 years agoPost 12
broncoholic

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Hey Jimmi,
NICE pictures in your gallery of everything. Is that little dog in the gallery the one that is gone? It is so cute!

Love the birds and Tatts!

I always wanted birds but I could never keep little ones alive. So getting a $1500+ bird was out of teh question. I always wanted a peach Cockatoo.

Nice looking lady also.

You are a lucky man!

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08-15-2007 04:48 AM  10 years agoPost 13
EvoFlight50

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Never give up hope. A couple years ago I was driving down the road and I saw this dog in the middle of the road. I stopped and opened my door, the dog had not tags on, and just jumped into my car. I took it home and fed it. I called the local vets and no one reported it missing. I had it with me in my car and I went to a local deli to pick up a bacon egg and cheese. The owner of the deli came outside to have a cigarette, and believe it or not freaked out when he saw his missing dog in my car. It was a pretty cool day.

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08-15-2007 05:31 AM  10 years agoPost 14
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I went to a local deli to pick up a bacon egg and cheese.
... which just goes to show that all those BS stories about the health risks of BE&C shlamiches are nonsense -- just ask that dog OR his happy owner whether or not they're worth the risk. You'll hear YES! and also WOOF!

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