Judy - Dori & Jaime's Mom
Join Date: Apr 2007
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Puppy Mill Rescue -- Doors -- Don't get lax
We had quite a scare yesterday that had a happy ending, but could have ended very badly. We have had Dori for 1.5 years after being in a puppy mill for 18 months. I knew all too well about the possible flight risks they were, but we never had an issue and I was very careful. At this time, I am quite confident she would come to me if she did get loose. However, yesterday, I went to our daughters to take our grandchildren for pictures for our daughter for her birthday surprise. Our dogs were with me, but they stayed at their house while my son in law and the children went to get the pictures. After the picture taking/selection process, I waited for the pictures and everyone else left to go back to their house. They have an awkward door arrangement and Dori bolted out of the door as he was going in -- this is the first time she has ever done anything like that. Anthony tried to grab her and she bit him. She ran down the street and there is a fair amount of traffic in the area. By then my husband was there and they were both trying to catch her. Tom was close to her at one point and Dori was thinking of coming to him, but then Anthony came and she bolted. Tom calls me to come back right away because she would come to me. Lots of traffic and Tom thought she was going to get hit. One of the neighbors (female) got in the car with her little dog -- she got to where Dori was and was able to get Dori to come to her and put her in the car -- don't think she was out for more than 10 minutes. We were very lucky and I am very grateful to the neighbo who helped -- she knew from experience with her own dog who is somewhat fearful of men.
Lesson learned even after all this time, flight is still a dangerous risk if I am not there!!!!!!!!!!!! I know there are other members who have puppy mill rescues so continue to be very careful throughout their lives. Dori definately was in her past life yesterday.
This morning she jumped up on the couch with me, which from prior posts I have said she did not so. She has done it two times this week!
Judy -- Mom to Jaime and Dori