Today I’m doing a special extra post as it’s the start of K9 Kamp!
What is K9Kamp? A blogging event to motivate and encourage exercise and bonding with our dogs ( I don’t think it’s exclusive to dogs though~!)
Mum was worried it would run into the road again and get hurt, so she called animal control.
They said they’d send someone as soon as they could and Mum agreed we’d stay and try to keep the dog in the same place until they got there….
Mum said Cosmo and I did a great job and were very patient as it was about 45 minutes before Animal Control arrived.
The lady who came had treats for the dog and all kinds of devices to help her catch the little dog.
Unfortunately she tried to run away again and took off to another house, so Mum used Cosmo and I to help herd her towards the wall of the other house.
Eventually she let Cosmo and I get close to her – previously she’d been so scared she growled at us – when she knew we were friendly we got super close and Mum grabbed her collar!
By this time my buddy Daisy’s Mum had stopped to see what was going on and as there had been no reply at the number on Dior’s collar (yep, it turned out that was her name).
Daisy’s Mum offered to take her to her house whilst she waited for her family to get in touch.
Dior was so sweet and friendly and the lady from Animal Control said that was fine…..
Daisy the mini Yorkie and Dior had fun at Daisy’s house all day and later Dior’s Mum came to collect her and there was a great reunion!
By the time all this excitement was done we were ready to go home….
That wasn’t all the excitement for the day though -
I was coming home in the car in the afternoon with Mum when right by our house Mum had to stop the car as another little black dog was sprinting down the street!
This time the dog had it’s owner running behind it – but the dog wouldn’t stop!
By the time Mum had parked the lady had managed to get the dog to turn around and it was heading back towards us – Mum got me out of the car and asked the lady if she could use me to attract the dog – she happily agreed and her dog came running over to me!
Just as the dog was about to run off again, Mum lunged at it and just caught it by it’s ear (she felt really bad and apologized to the lady, but the dog was fine) – it had floppy ears like me! The lady was so happy we’d caught the dog, she said she’d just got home with the kids and the dog had bolted out the front door!
Can you believe I helped catch 2 runaway dogs in 1 day?! Neither could I
So, whilst we think running is a great thing for dogs and humans to do together, we don’t advocate you doggies out there deciding to go off running on your own!
PS – Sorry we didn’t get any pics of the last doggie, it all happened too fast! In our next post in this series I’ll talk more about how to run WITH your dog!