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Parenting & Family > Pets > Buddie Night Out!

Buddie Night Out!

Lunchtime, yesterday; It must have only been 5 minutes from when we were laughing and joking with my dog buddie who was trying to eat the patio door to when he we discovered he was gone / disappeared into thin air from right under our noses. It was like 'thats not possible, he was "RIGHT THERE"!?! Which I will add is a new trick for him!!
Hmmm.... The question of how he escaped entered our minds, either he snuck past my family as they were leaving for my moms, or he got under the gate! Most importantly we went into search mode. You know me, I won't do things by halves. Withing 30 minutes Posters were up in every shop in my villiage. The boys searched and called him all day. They retired for the night at around 10pm, fair play they were soaking wet with the rain. I prayed for it to rain some more because Buddie hated the rain; I figured he would definatey head back home if it rained harder. But nothing. I posted my flyers all over my kids Facebook pages, each of them have over 150 friends they socialise with that lived locally. ( I think he's going or IS now the most famous dog in the ferry lol.)
I went to bed early, I was sickened, in dis-belief. I remember telling myself to remain hopeful. Buddie is micro-chipped, the tracing companys have been made aware that he's missing. There was nothing much left to do but hope, pray and listen for his barks or whines.
The night was long and weird; My mind started playing tricks on me and I started 'hearing' noises, I started hearing buddie!?! I was so un-settled, I was up and down to the bedroom window all night, whistleing and calling - EVERYONE WAS A THIEF SUSPECT! Spiting blood was an under-statment!
Don't want to sound too much like a big baby or nothing but I cried for hours this morning. It was awful. I sat printing out more flyers to post in the vets, pet-shops, stores, the Police Stations, homes. 'Had e.mails all ready for the radio stations and news papers, in short - I wasn't going to stop until I found him.
Drivng back home after hours of canvassing, I felt like if nothing becomes of my efforts now, theres was nothing more I could do. I had done everything. My FILS last words rang through my mind. 'He's a show dog' those baskets over there have him(pointing to the gypo's). Thinking of show's my next move would be notify dog shows, or anything in relation to dogs. Everything had to be covered or else I would never be satisfied. I think I would have failed buddie if I didn't try, it's not like it would have cost alot to make a phonecall.
My worst fears were that someone took him home and woke up this morning to find that he had eaten everything in site and got a beating for it. Neverthless, I found another reason to bawl my eyes out.
We pulled up to our house, tired and anxiuos. Emily greeted us at the door; she blurted out *Buddies Back* I was like *WHaaa* oh yeah em Sick Joke! I said as I walked past her. The kids brought buddie too me, I thought I was draming, I honestly couldn't believe it - he's freakig home! I think I squished-hugged him so much I could have killed him lol. I checked him all over to make sure buddie 'was' buddie -poor dog lol.
I asked my oldest son, how did you find him??? Wheres his collar??? He said some bloke brought him home after seeing all the flyers in the shops - (There wasn't a shop door that didn't have his flyer on - *I took my OWN tape - made sure Yup*) I said but how did he know where we lived? Because the shop flyers only had my phone number on it?!!? My son said the guy bought the dog from a guy for £50.00. That was it!
That and the missing collar is a million-dollar question. One we may never find the answer to. But I'm just happy to have him back. I don't have a cotact name or number for the guy who brought buddie back home tothank him. Maybe we'll put something in the paper, I haven't decided yet.
Buddie was soaking wet but seemed un-harmed, tired and hungry, but after he had a good sleep, he was back to his usual tricks - chasing the cat around the house lol.

My eyes are filling up, i'm so happy to have him home. I want to send out a warm heart-filled thank you to Mary, Debs, and Nancy and everyone else who prayed for buddies safe return. I felt you guys last night and this morning, It was nice to know I wasn't alone going through all this and no matter what anyone says, it doesn't hurt having a bit of help from the big guy up-stairs. Thank you sooo much ~ My friends. <3 <3 <3

posted on Dec 29, 2010 10:02 AM ()


very much a miracle
comment by firststarisee on Jan 2, 2011 12:44 PM ()
Happy New Year Lynniethelurker
comment by febreze on Dec 31, 2010 5:11 PM ()
G'morning all - rise and shine
comment by febreze on Dec 31, 2010 4:15 AM ()
Rise n Grind you mean ha! Been busy getting things ready for work.
reply by lynniesouffle on Dec 31, 2010 10:41 AM ()
G'night all
comment by augusta on Dec 30, 2010 4:43 PM ()
All's well that ends well. Trite, but true.
comment by solitaire on Dec 30, 2010 6:41 AM ()
reply by lynniesouffle on Dec 31, 2010 10:42 AM ()
So, this guy brought him back and just took a loss on the $50 he allegedly paid the thief who stole Buddie? Or do you think they were pals and he was going to go beat up his friend and get his $50 back?
comment by troutbend on Dec 29, 2010 9:48 PM ()
It doesn't bare well does it, regardless, I have buddie back and plased he's un-hurt. :)
reply by lynniesouffle on Dec 31, 2010 10:47 AM ()
I am soooo happy he is home with you again. One of the biggest problems we have here in the South is people steal dogs and use them as bait dogs to train pit bulls to fight. I have a pit bull who is very sweet and gentle and I never let him out without one of us accompanying him. Your Buddie is so cute with his bright eyes and the little ear flopped back....hugs and kisses from me to him.
comment by gapeach on Dec 29, 2010 6:43 PM ()
I had a dog with the penchant to roam far and wide. We got a collar for him with an electronic border guard that zapped him whenever he reached the boundary we set up. It was a wide one, so he could have the complete back yard, but out front it stopped him cold at the gate. The damn thing was expensive but it worked. It wasn't harmful to him and in no time at all he stopped even getting close to the gate.
comment by jondude on Dec 29, 2010 5:39 PM ()
good old Buddie and so happy that he is back.This is mind boggling.
comment by fredo on Dec 29, 2010 11:46 AM ()
so glad he is home! I remember when my sheba ran away. I was up all night crying too. give buddy a hug from me!
comment by elkhound on Dec 29, 2010 11:35 AM ()

I haven't actually 'read' your post yet - scrolled through it until I came to the part where 'he was back'

Gonna finish 'dishing up' now Btw, I was down tee hospital when you texted me - couldn't answer it - I had a syringe in my arm (warfain)

Chat later
comment by febreze on Dec 29, 2010 10:23 AM ()

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