Look what followed me home...

Postby adoptanapbt » September 1st, 2008, 2:37 pm

*sigh* I lasted a day and a half foster free. On my bike ride this morning, this girl ran up to me and started following me on my bike. No owner shouted for her, so I stopped and tried to grab her and then she wouldn't come up to me anymore, just did the hover out of reach thing. I tried for several minutes to get a bungee cord around her neck (the only thing I had on my bike), but no go. She ran off, so I followed again and she started trying to crawl under a fence. I knocked on the door and got prepared to launch into a spay/collar/responsible owner lecture, but the guy who answered the door said it wasn't his dog! He did give me a few treats, though.

A woman across the street saw me and brought over a bag of treats and a leash, but between us we made the stray too nervous and she took off. The woman said she didn't need the leash, so I got my bike and decided the only option left was to see if the dog would follow me home on my bike. She did, including the clusterf**k when we passed the family loading up for a fishing trip with their one leashed dog & one unleashed dog. I was trying to explain that the stray wasn't my dog, but everyone was so busy shouting for the off leash dog that the stray and I just ducked out of there and she kept right behind me.

When I got home, she followed me right up the driveway and into the gate, but the stupid wind blew the gate shut and she spooked and squirted out the gate just as it closed. I opened the gate again, and this time got her far enough into the yard that I could circle behind her and run to the gate to close it.

So, with no warning, Desi got to meet the stray and I got to finally corner her and put a leash on. She is terrified, screams whenever she gets surprised by a touch, and keeps trying to jump on me. I'm not real impressed so far, but assuming there is no owner to be found, I know she's got a crappy chance at a shelter.

Guess I have a new foster.

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p181 ... stray1.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p181 ... stray2.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p181 ... stray3.jpg
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Postby Marinepits » September 1st, 2008, 2:39 pm

What a pretty little girl!
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Postby pmashaney81 » September 1st, 2008, 3:00 pm

Aww! Sucker...lol

She's a pretty girl!
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Postby iluvk9 » September 1st, 2008, 4:06 pm

Suggestion? TAKE THAT BIG SIGN OFF YOUR BACK THAT SAYS:

"Hey! Follow me! I can help find you a home if you are looking for one!"

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Postby amazincc » September 1st, 2008, 4:07 pm

She's very pretty... I will refrain from naming this one, however. :smileUp:
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Postby hey21jude » September 1st, 2008, 9:19 pm

Aww she's a doll! Your an angel for taking her in!
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Postby KJS » September 2nd, 2008, 12:46 pm

WOW what a pretty colouring on her
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Postby maberi » September 2nd, 2008, 12:48 pm

Looks like she was meant to be. She matches your floor :wink:
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Postby hugapitbull » September 2nd, 2008, 5:55 pm

maberi wrote:Looks like she was meant to be. She matches your floor :wink:


This was my thought, too :| She really is a pretty brindle, I'm not usually too fond of them.
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Postby adoptanapbt » September 4th, 2008, 4:17 pm

Well, I found her owners. They didn't even own a leash or collar! :nono:

Her name is Chismosa and she was chipped as a puppy, miraculously enough. The phone number was no good, but the address was, so I tried to give them the nice lecture about spaying and why it was to everyone's benefit. I gave them a website for local programs & a card for a free pit bull s/n program & wrote my name & number on the back in case they decided they didn't want her. I don't know how much got through and how much was just "nod so the crazy lady will go away."

Now I have to go take down all those found posters I just put up.

I know it's for the best because I wasn't planning on taking in a foster until October when I get back from "vacation" but still... :sad2:
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Postby Jenn » September 4th, 2008, 4:34 pm

Did they seem concerned as to her where abouts? Did she get over her shyness?

Glad you found her owners, hopefully they are better than they sound.
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