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    My Dog didn't come home yesterday.

    I got home late and wondered where my dog was and by the time I figured out she had been gone since lunch it was to late to go looking through the woods for her. She has taken off into the woods for a couple of hours before but never this long.
    I stayed up to about midnight hoping she would come home but to no avail, she was gone.
    I woke up at daylight thinking I needed to go look for her but expecting a bear or cougar (animal type) had gotten her. She is a Jack Russel and can take care of herself but big animals could just overwhelm her and make her a snack.
    Anyway this morning I went looking and when I got to the woods entrance I heard this little bark from far away and my heart gave this little jump of joy and I started looking. I figured out the general direction but when I whistled she would stop barking and wait for me to find her. When she stopped barking I had no clue where she was. I traveled down yonder and up back again and still no more barking, this was getting scary.
    I went home and got my son up so he could help me look, and we went to the start of the woods (redwood forest state park unmanicured) and we heard "Belle" bark again from far away. Seemed like over a hundred yards. We started walking toward the sound and her barking was getting a little bit louder but a lot more clear. Strange. We had only gone about 20 or 30 yards into the forest and something was just not right, so we just stopped and listened, it seemed she was right next to us but the volume was like it was so far away. Hmmm
    I was walking past a redwood stump and it occured tome to check out the stump. It was about six feet high and six or seven feet in diameter.(we have big stumps) Well she had climbed over the stump from some fallen debris and as she was walking over the top the top gave way and she fell down to the ground inside the stump. She had been insulated from us by about six feet of vertical space and three feet of wood on the sides. She was making all kinds of noise and was so well insulated we could hardly hear her.
    In order to get her out I had to have my son hold my feet as I reached down into this six foot deep black hole and then I had to have Belle jump up to my outstreached arm so I could grab her. Cool.

    Well she raced home and got something to drink and stayed home all day today "resting" from her ordeal.

    Stupid dog.
    Dragging Anchor

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    Wow. Lucky you found her. Poor thing.
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    I'm glad you found her OK!
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

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    She is such a P I T A but I love her just the same. When we first got her from the shelter I thought she was the worst dog I have ever had but she wormed her way into my heart and she like me. I am her warm lap.

    Thanks
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    Ahh I'm so glad there's a happy ending. I was getting scared reading that. xD

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    It's a good thing you went looking for her.

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    Maybe next time she'll be impossible to find or she'll get eaten my a mountain lion. You might consider an invisible fence solution. Most people out here where I live (including us) have one.

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    Good news!
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    Wow...that was scary. I'm so glad it turned out OK in the end.
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    Awwwww, poor dog. Glad you found her, and I'm sure she's glad you did the search and rescue as well!

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    Phew!

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    I'm happy you found your dog. When my dog runs away she usually comes home knocked up. My dog is a ****.

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    This thread needs more Chipcom!

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    My dig's fat and lazy.
    He sleeps all day and when it's time for bed he follows us. Probably tired from sleeping all day.

    Glad you found your dog. I got all sad. Then went, "Yay!"

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    Thank goodness!

    I was putting on my shoes to come help after reading she was a jrt....

    Life with jrt's can be an emotinal rollercoaster of happiness and fear.

    They are worth it. Please give her a hug for us.

    (Oh, and give us all a pic of the lucky gal?)

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    now, that's an epic tale! happy to hear she is safe. I love Jack Russels Unfortunately I'll be lacking the property necessary to own one for quite awhile, I think.
    i woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
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    Quote Originally Posted by couch_incident View Post
    I'm happy you found your dog. When my dog runs away she usually comes home knocked up. My dog is a ****.

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    The vet can take care of that.

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    Yep
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
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    Best "happy ending" short story I've read in a while. Cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by couch_incident View Post
    My dog is a ****.
    and you aren't?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingAnchor View Post
    Stupid dog.
    That ruined the happy ending for me. I feel bad for your dog, but not you.

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    Joe, I hope you don't think I was serious about her being stupid. She is a great dog and I would have missed her so much if I had lost her. Some english writers/teachers can give you the proper term for my Affectionate appelation (sp) in this regard, kind of like meeting a best friend you haven't seen for a long time and you meet them and say "how ya doing ya old s.o.b. lighten up a little.

    She was sleeping on my lap in front of the fire last night and she gave a big sigh as if to say, "it's nice to be home".

    Thanks for all the comments, and by the way, our black lab was of no use looking for Belle. I'd call her stupid but I might get in trouble.

    Steven
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingAnchor View Post
    Joe, I hope you don't think I was serious about her being stupid. She is a great dog and I would have missed her so much if I had lost her. Some english writers/teachers can give you the proper term for my Affectionate appelation (sp) in this regard, kind of like meeting a best friend you haven't seen for a long time and you meet them and say "how ya doing ya old s.o.b. lighten up a little.

    She was sleeping on my lap in front of the fire last night and she gave a big sigh as if to say, "it's nice to be home".

    Thanks for all the comments, and by the way, our black lab was of no use looking for Belle. I'd call her stupid but I might get in trouble.

    Steven
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    Glad there was a happy ending to the story. I'm sure you had a scary night.

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    i like dogs being stupid
    smart dog reading war and peace = boring
    stupid dog chasing own tail = hilarious

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    i like dogs being stupid
    smart dog reading war and peace = boring
    stupid dog chasing own tail = hilarious
    true, but FlyingAnchor's girl is a jack russell which means she can chase her tail and read war and peace at the same time,......

    Now for the, "my dog is smarter than your dog" thread.

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