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  1. Sentinel

    Sentinel Bionic Poster

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    Finally found my missing pup. Five years later.
    A couple miles from where I live.

    She has forgotten me and tried to run away when i approached her. I've put the details down in the Animal Appreciation thread.

    Although I am happy she is alive and well, but am finding it hard to accept that she will never come back to us, and will live her life out on the roads, running from other dogs and never really having a street of her own, and some human (or canine) friends.
     
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  2. jaggy

    jaggy Talk Tennis Guru

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    That's awful, hang in.
     
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  3. Mike Bulgakov

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    She has made it for five years and must be a savvy dog. Maybe she has learned to use public transportation like Moscow dogs.
     
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    so like Moscow has no dog control or patrol that round these dogs up ?? what if they just poop all over the streets of Moscow ?? that's not very sanitary
     
  5. stringertom

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    Senti, are you sure she's the same pooch? Dogs have incredibly keen sense of smell and, unless there's a canine equivalent of dementia that has set in, she would recognize you just through your scent.

    Recently, my two boys heard my voice through a telephone and reacted to the sound. It's now coming up on three years since our separation.

    She would remember you.
     
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    When I lost her, I did read a lot about lost dogs.
    In most cases, they said the dog would be very frightened and would also run from the owner. The dog would not be in a normal state of mind. They said one will have to slowly get the dog to recognize it's owner, and not rush it. It will take time, the dog will have to be relaxed etc.

    All the signs I have of recognizing her are there. There are no disqualifying marks. She is the exact same age as she should be. I had her spayed before her first heat, so there are no teats as females usually have. Her tail is black at the end. Most of the black and tan ones have a white tip. Size is same. Face is very much the same, and in some angles her sister (who is with me) has the same look.

    She is not allowing any human to come close to her, although she does follow the garbage carts around. Yesterday I met her for the second time. She did eat some biscuits i put near her, but then when I put more, she backed off and again tried to cross the road.

    Finally, she did cross the road to the dump, and foraged for food from some bags. I whistled quite a bit to her, and she was trying to focus on the sound but did not look at me.

    I will of course keep going there every day and have a small interaction with her, but not press since I don't want to frighten her. She has had one interaction with people during her being away that has been traumatic. This is when the municipal people caught her and took her for spaying with lots of other dogs. That would have been tough. They would have found that she was already spayed and then just snipped her ear and then let her free again where they found her.

    Thankfully, in my city there are laws that protect stray dogs. The municipal department can not kill them and is not supposed to relocate them either. They can only neuter them and are supposed to return them to the same area.

    Anyway, that last interaction would have stayed in her mind. I've seen this from other dogs I looked after but that is another story from before the time you joined (2008-9).
     
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