Where is he????..I'm so upset I feel frozen as to what to do. Just pray that Merlin will return home. Busy streets are a couple blocks away and I'm terrified about that. Raced down to the Humane Society and no reports of a Sheepdog.
Sighing off..going to search the neighborhood.
Marianne, I am praying that the next post we get from you will be anouncing his safe return!
|Merlins in my prayers for a quick return.|
|Go home Merlin
Merlin go home!
|I hope he comes home soon.|
|Oh my Marianne, that's terrifying. I can only imagine how scared you are. I will be sending good vibes and waiting eagerly for good news and anxiously for an update.|
|Marianne, all paws crossed for Merlin to return safely and quickly|
|Marianne, Panda and I have everything crossed.....
Merlin, Come home!!
|Oh no! I know exactly what you are going through. When I lost Momo I felt so numb and sad at the same time. I will pray that he returns to you safe and sound. Please feel free to PM me if you need to talk. Your poor little boy.|
|OMG - God I would be absolutely panic stricken. Oh lord - MERLIN GO HOME!
Sending lots of positive thoughts to Merlin and telling him to quit chasing the cat.
Please let us know what's happening.
|In the short time that I wrote the first post
I did the following:
Went to the Humane Society
Went to local pet food stores
Called all local vets and left my name and his description (made sure each knew that regardless of the circumstances he was brought in - hate to even think this way..no cost spared..have the go ahead to take all measures if he's injured.)
Called my vet
Drove around the neighborhood
Walked by myself calling his name
Took Blue around the neighborhood
I'm going to run and get a newspaper (not sure how long he's been missing as just spoke to my son..finally!!! as been calling numerous times..his cell was dead. He too left early this morning. I just remembered he came in the back gate last night and I thought I should check it in the morning to make sure the latch caught..forgot to do that this morning. Stupid stupid me! Merlin has access to the back yard during the day but is usually in the house. I knew something was up immediately as when I unlocked the front door..his big nose is usually pushed through the cat door. I noticed his absence the moment I put the key in the lock. He's never failed to greet me that way.
I'm calling in reinforements and will have people searching. Just praying he's safe and I want him home! Bawling my eyes out..what a horrible feeling.
Attempted my first grooming job last night ..he's sorta half done..and collar is hanging loose..but he's microchipped.
I feel so lost..thanks for all the prayers everyone..will keep you posted.
Prayers that you find strength and courage to pull it together to go find him.. I cannot imagine how you feel right now..
Please keep us posted!!!
|I'm sorry Marianne! I can't imagine how you must feel. Wish I was there to help you look!|
|Wow you accomplished ALOT! That he has a collar and a chip is great. I think bringing blue was a great idea too. You will find him -- or he will find you.|
|Marianne, we're all here for you, many prayers being said.|
I just sent you a PM with a bunch of ideas on How to Find a Lost Dog that I compiled over the years in rescue. Some are obvious, some are not....but at least it is a document you can print out, and work from.
Hope it helps!
|Oh no. Merlin come home.|
|Oh no, Marianne. I hope he comes home on his own or you find him. You must be worried sick. You're in all of our thoughts.
|No luck yet
I pounded the pavement and knocked on every single door up and down the streets for blocks..will expand it tomorrow. Numerous people saw him either in front of my house or doors away but after 2:30 no sighting of him. Which means some kind soul tried to help perhaps thinking he'd get hit by a car...or something else.
Thanks so much for your prayers and thanks Bosley's mom for those wonderful suggestions..should make a sticky out of that.
It's allmost nightfall here and now going to tour the neighborhood with Panda. Can't go to work tomorrow..I'm just worried about him.
|I'm exhausted after walking for six hours looking for my boy.
It's now dark outside ,and I'm wondering where he's spending the night. Just like my post says..please let him be safe. I've had to stop for tonight but will keep on searching.
Thanks again everyone for being here for me.
|Try to get some sleep, Marianne, even if just a few hours.|
|Thanks Ron. :O)|
|oh marianne im almost in tears reading this, merlin please go home we are all very worried about you!!!!!|
|Marianne - Merlin and you were the first things I thought of when I woke up this morning. I am so sorry that he is not home yet, but I have every hope that he is going to come home. You must be exhausted. I hope the adrenalin gets you through.
When my cat was lost, as the days went by and I hadn't found him, I was kind of relieved that I hadn't found him because if he'd been injured, I think I would have found him sooner.
In my case, a misguided person found him and when she didn't see an missing ad in the paper that same day that same day that she found him, she concluded he was homeless. She never understood that I couldn't cause an ad to appear in the newspaper the very day that he was missing. She also wailed about how she was going to miss him after 5 days or so and got really miffed when I said imagine how I feel, I've had him 10 years.
I think sometimes people take a pet home for a few days before they check into whether he already has a home. In my case, it was her neighbors who saw my signs and told me that that girl had my cat. Lucikly with a dog, they have to take it outside for bathroom breaks so someone will see him.
Best wishes on today's search. . .
Nicole -- could you post your list of suggestions? Perhaps it could be a sticky in this section.
|Marianne, I can only imagine how you feel.. I was sick sick sick to my stomach instantly when I read your post.
Please God, let him come home safe and sound.
|OMG so sorry to read this. Marianne, you and Merlin are in my prayers that he will be safe and you find your boy soon
I just can't even imagine what you are going through at the moment and my heart goes out to you.
Where are the Mounties when we need them? Call the police stations and the local dispatch centers. They sometimes get calls for people finding animals. If they blow you off ask to speak to the supervisor and just tell them you want to leave contact info in case someone spots him.
Tell the cops because, even if people don't think so, they are everywhere and are quite observant. (P.S. Not too long ago, the police brought Toby home after he snuck out!!!)
The neighborhood kids are always good scouts too.
Hopefully he just shows up sitting on your porch!! Keep us updated and we'll be hoping!!!
|Prayers being said here for Merlin's safe return.|
|Oh no! I'm so sorry Marianne. You must be beside yourself with worry.
Ask someone to print up some very bright colored fliers with a picture of Merlin to put up around town, at the vets and at the petstores.
You might also contact your local police department and give fliers to them... often they drive around during the job and might spot him or they might see someone with him.
If you're near a city that has a road commission, cable drivers, telephone or gas employees... maybe you can ask that a picture be put up on the employee board. How about the mailman?
Hugs and HUGE prayers for Merlin's safe return.
|I'm praying for you!! I just know someone will find him and keep him safe for you!! You've mass-communicated all over town - someone will see him. Sheepdogs stand out in a crowd - he'll turn up!!|
|I hope you find Merlin soon- how awful.
Have you notified your mailman or the post office, also the paper boy, delivery service driver in your neighborhood??
Our mailman found one of our dogs once! Losing your dog is horrible.
|Oh NO!! I'm horrified reading about Merlin being lost and spending the night outside.
Please Merlin, come home.
Marianne, I am saying special prayers for his safe return even as I type this message.
|Marianne I am sooo sorry that you are going through this. I lost the Pud Monster for less than 24 hours and it was just horrible. Everything turned out okay for us and I am sure it will for you too. Keeping you in my thoughts.|
|Marianne, I hope he comes home soon! Such a sad thing to happen. One time when I was up north traveling, but boyfriend at the time was watching the dogs. He sent me a text saying one of my boys was missing, and he had to go to work (to say the least we are not together anymore). The good thing is that when he got home, the pup was waiting for him at the front door. We have no idea where he went, I think just wandering until he realized he missed me. Keep us informed and my thoughts are with you.|
|Oh, Marianne. I'm so sorry. I hope he finds his way home soon!|
|OMG, Marianne! You are in my thoughts and prayers for Merlin's safe return. Please keep us posted! You are doing everything you possibly can to find him, and I pray something pays off!|
|Still no news?|
|I Hope he comes home. Marianne, He'll be Okay, you'll find him.|
|OH... Any news yet
Come Home Merlin
kim and MAIZIE
|I had meetings this morning but finally got a chance to check and see if any word on Merlin. Marianne I don't know what to say except we are praying for Merlin to be brought back home to you safe and sound.
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|I was hoping for good news this morning, I couldn't sleep last night because I was thinking about poor Merlin... I can't even imagine how you must feel Marianne. good luck today!|
|I keep checking hoping that the next time I log in, I will find a long, detailed, funny, heatwarming, heartstopping, wild story about Merlin's adventures in the great outdoors. I hope that Merlin took a little of Marianne's magic with him to keep him safe.|
I keep checking hoping that the next time I log in, I will find a long, detailed, funny, heatwarming, heartstopping, wild story about Merlin's adventures in the great outdoors. I hope that Merlin took a little of Marianne's magic with him to keep him safe.
|Ditto that ditto.
I wish we were all closer...
we could help you search.
Nicole -- could you post your list of suggestions? Perhaps it could be a sticky in this section.
It is an essay-type document right now, with a lot of specific and personal experiences thrown in. I will re-work it with suggestions that have been posted here, then have a sheepie-experienced person give input from a breed specific angle....Someone who does a lot of OES rescue work, so has had a lot of exposure to lost, frightened sheepdogs....Offers anyone?
|I am so sorry Merlin is missing. It was all I could think about all day.
I was so hopeful that he would be home, safe and sound by the time I got home from work.
We all are praying for his safe return home....SOON!
I wish there was something more I could do.....other than pray.
|Anyone heard from Marianne since this morning?|
|She's probably not responding because she is busy looking for him. I know I came back a few times to answer some questions that were asked of me but most of my time was either spent worrying or looking.
Don't worry - she'll come back. In the mean-time send good wishes and prayers to the baby who's missing. Merlin has a good chance to be found since he has a microchip and a collar.
|Merlin Has Been Found, Safe and Sound!
|Marianne, I am sorry I wasn't current with everything when this was happening and could be of support. I am so glad you had a happy ending. I always knew your good Karma would catch up with you. My heart dropped to my feet.|
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