I lost my dog again, just can't believe it!!! Same thing happened to me 2 years ago, in november also. She is a blind cocker spaniel. Two years ago the same thing happened, with all the machinerie around my house (it is harvest time and I live surrounded by fields) I thought my dog got confused by all the noise and got lost. We found her 11 days later, in the woods at the end of my street (about 3.5km away from my house). It's the route we use whenever I walk my dogs. I knew I had to put a fence around my lawn. I got an estimate and it was 1400$. That's the same year as I started to fight against my neighbours with 50 cats.. That battle cost me 2600$, which I am still paying off of my credit card..... So, I ended up NOT getting the fence. Major error - dog fled again last wednesday. It's around freezing point now.. raining almost daily, windy.. I searched the same wood where we found her last year, in the rain, wind, cold.. and my family helped on sunday. My mom and brother think they heard her barking. We kept circling around the place where they thought they heard her.. no success. Now it's dark BEFORE I get home! Arg.. makes the search so difficult. I'm freaking mad at myself for not being watchful enough. But I guess this is A LITTLE BIT excusable, I've live 14 years with a blind dog and twice only I got my attention away and she fled. Living with disabled dogs is not always easy. I'm even madder about the fact that I didn't get the fence done. I'm in the process of starting a company and thought that the loaded credit card with the minimum payment not being met would look bad and the bank would refuse me. Who am I to put money before my animals!!! I am a fool. And then I'm even more mad at my city for not taking care of the cat issue. If they would have acted, I would have had a fence for 2 years now. My credit card had a max of 2500$ on it and I maxed it out for the stupid cat problem. I was left with nothing for the fence.. My boyfriend has not even asked once how the research has been going or wished me luck. I feel so alone. I'm extra mad at myself, sad, disappointed.. and I feel so alone, no one cares except my mom and brother. I'm exhausted from walking about 15 km a day during the weekend and maybe 6km a day during the week days.. I'm cold and wet all the time. I change cloths about 3 times a day to keep dry.. I keep twisting my ankles in the woods, the fallen leaves hide all the holes in the ground.. I fall, I slip, I met with skunks.. Anyhow.. just came her to share my feelings.. I already know many tricks and what to do in these cases, but it's hard even so . Moral of the story: if anything is needed for my family or pets it goes on the credit card and I shouldn't keep it for later.