Yet another loose beagle....
If you haven't read my blog for long, let me back track by explaining that I've blogged in the past about lost beagles on two separate occasions over the last few years.
On Saturday, I had just pulled out of my driveway, when I saw a cute dog obviously lost, wandering across the street from my house. I stopped and called him to my car, but his mom must have tought him not to talk to strangers, ha...
So I followed him around a few side streets, and eventually was able to pull in a driveway and get out of my car. He let me walk right up to him, and I could see he had a collar on. I got him safely into my car, and then examined his collar. I saw a license tag and a microchip card...
I called the microchip company, and they said his name is Doogie. Meet Doogie:
They attempted to call the owners, but no one answered, and their voicemail was not set up yet! They suggested that I drop him off at animal control and that they would try to contact the owners. Well...I wasn't going to do that- I wanted to see for myself that he make it home safely!
I had some family affairs to attend to, so I called my dad prompty and begged him to let Doogie hang out at his house until later in the day...of course he said OK!
On our way to my dad's:
So Doogie hung out, and my dad looked up his license number. He found the owners' address, which wasn't far from my home. Throughout the day, I called and asked the microchip company to call the owners several more times- they never answered. I looked up the owners' address in the white pages, but the corresponding phone numbers listed were no longer in service.
Later in the day when I was able, I decided to just drive by the owners' house to see if anyone was there.
On our way to Doogie's house:
He sat in my lap for part of the car ride. Sweet Boy!
I go up to the door and knock....think I hear someone inside...then..the babysitter answers! She said she had wondered where he was, and was happy to have him back. It sounded almost as if the owners didn't realize he was missing- maybe one of their children accidentally had let him slip out? I'm not sure...but he did look well taken care of and is home safe and sound now :) What is it with Beagles getting loose? Their nose seems to get them lost I guess..
Helping another Beagle, ~The Pooches (&Anna&Chad)