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Cato:

Hello Aunties!  We had an exciting visitor today!

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We was walking over to see Auntie Jane this morning,  when this strange scruffy paw came over to say hello. He looked like he hadn’t had a b*th or a brush in AGES!  He was wandering about the street without having a human on a lead!  He was waggy and sniffy.  And his tail woz nice and friendly.

Mum said he looked like he needed some help.  So she took my lead off, and put it on him, and he and Tara walked the rest of the way to Auntie Jane’s, and Mum carried me.  I liked that.

When we got to Auntie’s me and Tara had to stay there without Mum, while she and the strange paw went out looking for his Home.  But they didn’t find it.  All the paw wanted to do was sniff and widdle.  So we all went home.  And then Mum did lots of computer stuff, and facebooky stuff and phone stuff, while Strange Paw stayed in our house, and ate our food and drank our water, and explored MY garden and widdled everywhere.  Mum rang the council and tried rescue places and vets, but they were all shut cos it was Bank Hol Weekend.  Wotever that is!

He widdled in places that I wouldn’t DARE to widdle in!  Over and over again.  He had lots of widdle.

He had bald bits on his stumpy tail, his ears, his flanks and the top of his nose.   He was blind in one eye.  He might have been deaf too.  He certainly didn't know when Mum was talking to him.  He had a dirty bottom too.   And his fur was all sticky up and clumpy.  Mum said he really needed a b*th, but she didn't want to make him had a heart attack or anything.

Then we waited and waited for his Mum or Dad to ring our Mum.  And they didn’t. :(

But in the meantime, we decided to call Strange Paw Fred.  He didn’t mind.  And then Fred found one of my bones!  He has very good teeth!  And then he found one of my pigs ears.  And he ate it ALL really quickly (good teeth!  Very chompy!) and then he was a bit sick.  And then he ate his sick.  And then he rolled in the sicky bit!   And then he got up onto the sofa when Mum was distractified!  And his farts were amazing!  They were sooooo stinky they filled the house!

Fred is my HERO!

Mum spent a lot of time cleaning up after Fred’s leg cocking inside the house!!!  And his vomit cos he pigged my pigs ear too fast.  I could have told him not to do that.  Pigs ears are best eaten slowly.

Mum said we had to make allowances cos he wasn’t brought up like us.

I wish we had been brought up to galumph our food, roll in our sick and widdle everywhere!  It was ACE.  Even Tara forgot to be scared of him and started following him around being all impressed and waggy.

Dad took him for another walk too.  It was too hot for us, but they walked so far that Mum took the car to pick them up!  But they didn’t find Fred’s home :(  we could all tell that he wanted to go home. :(

anyway, in the end Mum and Dad took Fred to stay somewhere else, cos he couldn’t stay with us any longer.  Mum says she thinks he lives in a kennel at his home, cos of his scruffiness and the widdling everywhere, and cos he didn’t like being inside.  But he knew about begging for food, and walking on the lead.  And riding in cars.  He is going to be in a kennel and have farty food, and have the Dog Warden check him for his microchip, and go home.  Hopefully.

I wish he could have stayed.  He is my hero!

 

 



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Summerangel

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Oh my goodness. You have such a kind Mummy to bring Fred home and try and find his Mummy and Daddy. It’s a real shame that they couldn’t be found.

 Cato, I love how you described everything Fred had done at yours. The bit about the farting made me have a girly giggle! Hehe 

will you know if he finds his mummy? 

 

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Crinkly

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Cato:

Mum is going to ring up and find out what happens to Fred.  And if the kennel people look for a new home for him, then she knows where his pics will be on the intercomputerweb.  But Mum is rather concerned.  She is worried about Fred’s widdling.  He didn’t know about not widdling inside.  And she thinks he may not find a home cos he widdles EVERYWHERE, and he’s a bit old to learn about inside-outside stuff.  :(  He might even be ill cos he leaks all the time.

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Marlene

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😫 He may have been "dumped" for just that reason - incontinence.

Thank you so much for being the one to find him and take the steps needed to get him off the street.

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Summerangel

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Oh dear, I do hope he finds a home. If he’s been dumped, what an awful thing to do

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missy dawn

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I just can't imagine for the life of me how a person can dump an animal off and drive away. It makes me so mad! So glad you stepped in! 

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Crinkly

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Mum:

I have rung the Council twice to ask about Fred.  Both times the Dog Warden was unavailable.  Will keep trying.

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Summerangel

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Hope you get some news on the little fellow 

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Crinkly

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These are more pics of him, taken in our garden.  The strap attached to his collar is the 'lead' I used to get him home.  It is just a piece of ribbon that my friend had lying around.

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Update:

i have been checking facebook daily, and after 10 days, found that someone has responded to one of my numerous FB posts.

they just posted a telephone number. No comment or message. 

weird.

but i was curious enough to phone the number.  The number was for ‘Fred’s owner.  Only it turns out his name is Jack.

they had gone away for the weekend, leaving son in charge.  Jack was ‘put out in his run’ on the Sunday morning, and when son went to fetch him in, Jack had ‘got out’.  They lived v close to where I picked him up.  And were very clear that he was an ‘inside dog’ which I find astonishing considering how dirty and unkempt he was.  11 yrs old, Patterdale terrier.  Blind as in pic above.  And ‘he’s always been completely daft’.

🤔

anyway, The owner was elderly and didn’t have internet, so their daughter had found my multiple FB postings.  They hadn’t spotted the notice I had put in local shops.  Hadn’t posted a note themselves for me to see.  And apparently they hadn’t rung the Dog Wardens to ask if Jack had been handed in.

🤔

so I gave then the Dog Warden number, the Depot address and opening times, the sanctuary kennel tel no, opening hrs, and address, and said goodbye.  No thanks were offered.  I think that maybe, just maybe, that Jack has done this before, and the owner resented the fact that he was going to have to go to hassle and expense, and a car journey to recover the unrepentant Jack!

mixed feeling on whether it would be best for him to return home, or not!  Either way, he will have had an ‘interesting’ little holiday at the sactuary, a bit of a social life, a bath, some better food, and a check over from a vet.

the sanctuary puts dogs up for adoption if they are unclaimed after 8 days.  So i suspect Jack will have been put up for adoption before his owner arrived, but unlikely to be adopted so quickly.

http://www.sangreatkennels.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=sangreat

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