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The no good, terrible, horrible very bad week!

Gadzukz

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The breeder that we got Ollie, our borzoi, from emailed me and asked if I would like to adopt a small female zoi she had. This little girl never grew to breed standard height and the breeder would not sell her, but knew how loved Ollie is and that we cannot afford a $600 puppy, so offered this sweetie to us! So far so good right?

Mistake number one~ I invited a friend of mine to ride with us to pick her up. My friend has zero dog experience. She was having some family trouble and I thought it would do her good to get out. (Never take non dog people on dog trips~got it, move on)

Mistake number two~ I told my two and a half yr old that this can be his VERY OWN DOG. (Never promise things to young children, murphy's law will intrude~ okay, lesson learned)

Mistake number three~ Since it was his VERY OWN DOG, I let my son name her, he choose Ladybug. Hmmm, I wondered aloud, what registered name can I give her to go along with Ladybug? Oh, I know "Hilltop's Fly Away Home" (Never name a dog something you do not want her to be or do! )

So we meet the darling petite girl, and whisk her away for the two hour drive home, all is well, she rides very well, curled at my friends feet, Oh mistake number four~ NO CRATE!! Always use a crate!!! When we arrived home it was almost dark and I asked my friend not to open her car door until I could get around to her side, not being a dog person, she didn't listen and did open her door. Ladybug leapt from the car, it's okay she is on a leash *whew* but wait a minute, in her scramble to get out of the car herself and hold onto the dog leash, my friend set off the panic alarm on her truck right behind Ladybug. And indeed panic did ensue. Ladynug slipped her collar in an instant and with all the speed and grace of a young sighthound headed for the woods. In the dark, we quickly lost sight of her.

Up until now, I did not know how wonderful my neighbors are, they all came out and helped search with golfcarts, spotlights, and flashlights until the wee hours of the morning. One neighbor has horses and rode out the next two mornings to search for her as well, but all to no avail. That was Sat night, it is now Tues night and we have caontacted and postered every vet, shelter, and groomer in our area with zero response. I have also placed lost ads on CL, Kijiji, and local periodicals. My two yr old keeps crying for his VERY OWN DOG (see mistake number two) and Robert my nine year old says "Mom, maybe there is a little boy or girl who really needed a dog like that and God used us to bring her to them" WTH, where does he get this stuff??

Anyway, it is horrible and heartbreaking. I have never ever lost a dog before. She is unusual enough that I have high hopes of finding her.

Add to all this that my ex husband is threatning to take me back to court because he can't have the visitation dates he wants and it explains why I have not been posting much.

I am simply trying to keep my chin up and find my VERY OWN DOG!
 

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Oh no!!! :Cry::Cry::Cry: Sorry to hear your week is so crummy. That's so sad that you lost Ladybug! Hopefully someone has found her & just hasn't stumbled across your ad yet...maybe tomorrow will be the day she comes home! I will be thinking of you and your babies (both animal & human). Robert sounds soooo sweet & sensitive!! Give 'em all an extra hug & know that I'm sending positive thoughts your way.
 
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awww she is so pretty - I hope she has found safe accomadations until she is found. Don't forget to repost your Lost ads daily (online) so they dont get too far down on the list where they will be overlooked. Sending prayers your way!!!!!
 

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Will be praying that you find her....hopefully she will turn up soon! I'm so sorry and know you must be frantic. Ex husbands are the pits--I've been divorced for an eternity, and mine still occasionally torments me. It does sound like you've had and Alexander kind of week.
 
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Sounds like a week of un needed lessons. Im so sorry and I hope you find her. I have faith in the people in your town because they always bring the strays to you. Keep your chin up, im sure you will find her soon
 
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A horrible week indeed! I hope you find the poor pup safe and sound and soon! You must so worried! Your son is such a doll. I hope he keeps this special outlook he has on things all through his life.

As for ex's...grrrrr!!!! I will just leave it at that.

Hope for things to turn around for the positive soon!
 
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A horrible week indeed! I hope you find the poor pup safe and sound and soon! You must so worried! Your son is such a doll. I hope he keeps this special outlook he has on things all through his life.

As for ex's...grrrrr!!!! I will just leave it at that.

Hope for things to turn around for the positive soon!
We all have ex's I'm sure,,,whew,,,that would be a whole nother thread in itself! lol
 

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Keep checking the local dog pounds, every day, email them pictures every day too. Most dog pounds only give dogs 3 days before they find them a home or pts. :Cry:


Really hope you find her soon.
 
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Is there any way you can get a blanket from her original home and place it close to where you last saw her? If she is running around in a strange area, she will look for something familiar, like a blanket just full of her home scents and she will linger close to that area for comfort and reassurance.

Also place food and water next to this blanket, plus something with YOUR scent in the same area. Now she should equate her home scent with YOUR scent and with food and water.

Hopefully this will allow you to get close enough to capture her. If you can get close to her, be sure to fall onto the ground and in a very happy voice entice her by saying her home name and puppy, Puppy, PUPPY! Most dogs take this word and instantly revert back to their puppy-times and should approach you without fear. Once you are on the ground , you should be no threat to her either. Just be happy and playful and she should come to you.
 

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How dreadful! Everyone involved must feel so awful.

I have a feeling your son is right in some way. Continue to support his sensitive soul even when his comments sound weird or off base. I think he is going to do great things when he grows up.

Continue posting flyers and notices everywhere between your place and the breeder's house. Don't forget convenience stores and other places that attract a lot of people.

Nair Bare's idea of leaving something out with both scents is an excellent idea. We had friends whose older indoor cat was let out by a repairman. She was lost for 2 weeks but came up onto their porch to smell a blanket and her litter box.

Good luck. I hope you find her soon.
 

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Um, post more info so we can put a blip up on our Facebook pages! Age, approximate weight, contact email/phone number :)
Thanks for all the suggestions, you guys are welcome to take the pic to post as well. Luckily, we only have one shelter in our county, and the intake and rescue people know us well as we have fostered for them and helped with transports. They have her info and pic also.

Her info: Name~ Sabrina (this was her kennel name, so she's more likely to know it)
age~ one year
weight~ approx 25lbs
height~ 24 in

contact info~ bronwynshingler@yahoo
96 Police dept @ 864-543-3122
my cell~ 864-941-0476
call anytime day or night!
 
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Oh no, I am so sorry! I really really really wish you all the best in finding her. My cat once escaped due to a silly neighbor, and it was the hardest time for me. But, we did find her, just like I hope you find Sabrina! Your son sounds like such a sweetheart too. Good Luck...She's out there somewhere waiting for you guys :ThumbsUp:
 

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Posted on FB, hon- I know some good Zoi people and I'm sure they'll have it spreading like wildfire on the site.
Thank you Trish, I saw it on your wall.

I have to say that the zoi people I met were not friendly at all, very exclusive and judgemental. The silken people were very nice and helpful, but once I got Ollie from the only friendly zoi breeder I could locate, I recieved a lot of hate email from the sighthound group I had joined, they called her a puppy mill, though they had not ever seen her farm, and bashed me BIG time for working with her, after that my posts were unreplied to so I stopped going. My dog came with the same health papers, and gaurantee as the more costly breeder's dogs. He was in good condition and clean as a whistle when I picked him up. The breeder is a Jehovah's Witness, I was raised in this religion, though I am not one, I understand a bit of it. She does not socialize with the other breeders at shows, she does not defend herself, and she puts placing her dogs in homes above price. She has been nice to me, helpful with any questions, and open about any issues her dogs have. I hope that the zoi group you know is different than the hateful ones I ran into.

Most important to me is finding my dog safe and sound.
 

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Nah, actually... I find a lot of dog people are nastier then cat people! ROFL! BUT they are good at spreading the word! I don't care what they label your pup as- as long as the word is passed and she is found, ya know? **HUGS** Don't let any of them get to you!
 
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