She was out of breath and asked me if I could hear it; I said yeah, why?
She said she was chasing my dog up & down the street.
Brick got loose.
She had put him out at some point in the early afternoon & went about her business.
Sometime later (she doesn't know how much later), our neighbor across the street called and asked her if that was my dog running up & down the street. She looked out back, noticed no Brick, and saw his cable lying there.
So she went outside & tried to catch him but was unsuccessful. She went back in & got a bunch of treats to tempt him.
He finally came up to her for a treat & she grabbed his collar. He sat down, but then wouldn't budge. And then somehow he got free again.
By this time, another neighbor was outside and the two of them chased him again until my mother was able to catch him again. She had grabbed some keilbasa this time and she led him into the house with those.
That's when she called me to tell me the story and that he was fine.
But she didn't know how he got loose.
When I got home, I began to look at his cable, clasps, collar, etc.
My mother pulled out this thin wire. She said it was hanging from his collar. I then looked at his tags & noticed his ID tag was missing.
It was then I realized that she had hooked him NOT on the d-ring of his collar, but the little ring (like a key ring) that held his ID tag on.
He probably hit the end of his cable hard enough a few time to unwind it & open it up, and then, poof; he's off & runnin'.
My mother doesn't think he went very far when loose and that may be true, but we're not sure exactly where he went.
All I know, is I'm still picking bird ox out of him.
|I have done that a couple of times, clipping into the wrong loop, dog seeing something exciting, dog springing free and tags flying everywhere bet your mum was relieved to get him back save.|
|Hooking to the tag ring is a common problem. |
I use martingale collars on mine, and hook the ID tags to a side ring...solves that problem!
I also instruct my students in class and our basset rescue (we use the same collars on every basset in rescue) to do the same...my one-woman safety crusade!
Glad your mom was able to sausage-lure him to safety!
Your mama's one quick thinker... she obviously knows her granddog!
|Wait a go Brick, glad to see you took advantage of the situation and got out to have some fun in the neighbourhoood. And than to be lured back in the house by Keilbasa, nice work. Glad your home safe and sound.|
|Glad you got Brick back happy and healthy!|
|Glad that Mr. Brick is safe and sound! Poor Mom!|
|Just checkin' on the neighborhood, seein' what's goin' on, waitin' for the good food to appear.|
Glad he's home safe and sound!
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