While out walking Honey this morning, we encountered a Jack Russell running about on his own. He was obviously a friendly dog and kept coming over to say hello, but Honey was getting too excited and he'd back away again. As I was almost home, I took Honey back and set out again with a lead.
I managed to collect the dog and took him around a small part of the estate, but no-one I spoke to recognised him. He had a collar, but no tag, which would have made life much easier. I finally found someone who offered to look after him and I called the local dog warden's office to deal with him.
I hope the owner at least had the sense to have him chipped. He seemed to be a lovely dog and it would be a shame if they couldn't get him home again.
It's very unusual here to see a dog without its owner at the other end of a leash. But it's always worrisome to see a dog on its own. I've seen a couple in the last year or so, but I've never been able to get one to come to me.
I've not seen the "usual" one for about a week now. It was squeezing through a very small gap under their back gate. It was remarkable to see that it could do it even.
It's possible this one got through a gap in the fence or something like that. Honey once managed to get through a piece of broken fence (in reaction to those annoying dogs winding her up), but I fixed the problem immediately and she has tags and a microchip so anyone who found her would know who she was.
One of the things that annoy me is that these loose dogs seem to have no road sense and wander in the road. The one yesterday wandered in front of a car and that was one of the main reasons I decided that it really could not be left.
There are always dogs round here running wild. I was confronted by a particularly fercious one the other day, which I know lives across the street but was out alone with no collar or tag. Happily it had apparently already eaten so I lived to fight another day
I heard a bird cry, sharp and free. My name is Jordan.
I realise that the dog I found probably had got out through a fence or whatever, but it is a legal requirement for a dog to have a tag on if it is out in public. Honey has her's on all the time, that way I don't have to mess about with it. If nothing else, she looks oddly naked without her collar, in a Yogi Bear sort of way!