Honestly I think :
I will tell you why.
On a very cold and snowy Christmas eve 2008 My Dh was on his way home from work. He rounded a bend and there was a lump in the road. He put the break on and investigated. There was a pile of dry dog food in the road on a blind bend and there was a little dog. Dh lifted him up and put him into the car. Why would someone put dog food in the road on a blind bend in the middle of a snow storm? Why was this dog abandoned out there? How did it get there?
When Dh brought the little thing home we saw it was badly matted and so I set about taking off the bad coat as it was full of ice and very wet. The little fellow was a bag of bones. We got through Christmas and slowely fed him up and got him healthier. During this time we worked hard to find the "owner". We already had a dog of our own and knew what we would feel if we lost him. So when I discovered a collor on the dog with a name and a telephone number we went about tracing the owners. We put adds everywhere and left dozens of messages on the phone number from his collor. We thought -"It is Christmas maybe they went away and he got out?" So we waited and another two weeks went by. Still no one phoned us back and more worrying someone had read the messages because the massage recorder had been reset. We left messages for another three months but no one called. So we paid for Vet treatment and vaccinations. Finally three months later when the Vet said the dog was well enough he was nutured. During this time we constantly looked for the owners. We called the little dog Gizzy-Scruff-Muppet but he is usually called Gizzy. Now in 2012 he is still here. We have never given up finding his real "mum and dad!" We always refered to him as "foster dog". Just in case someone came for him. But sadly no one ever did. Last week we took him for his yearly vaccinations. The vet asked us about a microchip because this year it has become law that all dogs are chiped before licensed. We asked the Vet to check him again to see for one last time if there was any sign of a migrated micro chip anywhere in Gizzy. The Vet said you know if I find one I am legally obliged to try to trace the owners. We said that is ok please look one last time. He did there was no chip and so Gizzy now has our chip in him. He is now legally our dog.
We never gave up hope for him but now I guess we have to.
Here is Gizzy
He has had a very full and happy life here. We can only conclude that whoever put the pile of food in the road was meaning to kill him and more disturbingly probably were watching at the time. Perhaps that is why the Phone messages were ignored.
Some owners who love thie pet will do anything to get their dog back and I think that should be respected. It is so sad for a dog to lose its "family".
We have since lost out other dog who passed away on 4th July this year and so Gizzy is all the more special to us.
Edited by oesdog - 7/14/12 at 7:27am