Skip to comments.Golden retriever leads owner to missing sibling [w/pix, vid]
Posted on 10/30/2012 11:31:37 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
Two golden retrievers that were missing for two weeks are now back where they belong after one found his way home and led his owner to his canine brother.
On Sept. 26, Baxter and Bailey were tied together on a double leash outside their Sandwich, Mass., home, but somehow they got loose and ran away. Owner Penny Blackwell searched for the dogs, made fliers and asked for help from her Facebook community, but she couldnt find them.
I had pretty much given up hope that they were going to come home, Blackwell told CBS.
Two weeks later, while she was on a business trip, Blackwell got a text from a friend saying one of the dogs had been found. When she returned home, she found an antsy Baxter waiting for her.
Blackwell took Baxter back to the area where hed been found in hopes of finding Bailey, and the dog took the lead.
Baxter kind of led me off the side through the woods. I had twigs in my eyes and leaves in my hair, Blackwell said.
Baxter pulled Penny down a wooded path until they found Bailey, whose leash was tangled in some bushes.
I could hardly get him untied because he was jumping on me and jumping on Baxter because he was so happy to see us, Blackwell said.
The dogs each lost 8 to 10 pounds while they were missing, but other than that, Blackwell says Baxter and Bailey are happy and healthy.
Baxters my hero for taking me there, she said.
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A little something for FR's dog lovers.
One each box of rocks and sack of hammers, but loyal to the end. Just say 'bang' and they start looking for falling ducks.
Sounds like the owner needs to work them, so they don't get into trouble.
First question... Why were they tied up outside alone on a leash?
They ran away. “Bad dog!”
They came home. “Good dog!”
Gotta love Goldens. They can be naughty, but they’re a beautiful breed.
I love a happy ending.
Great story. Usually when goldens disappear around here, they’ve been stolen.
Why did this idiot leave them tied up while she left town. Something smells about this story.
I thinkI have seen pic of those dogs before.
Sorry, it seems I misread. Left town after dogs went missing. However, something still stinks here. I could swear I have seen these dogs before not in connection with them missing. I still say why were these dogs tied up in the yard. That can make them aggressive.
They could have just been tied up for 30 seconds. I’ve done that.
Come home from a walk in which my beagle decided to roll in HUMAN FECES. No way was she coming in the house like that. I tied her outside while I went in the house to get a plastic garbage bag to wrap her in so I could get her to where she could be hosed off (and washed six times and fumigated and scrubbed and destunkified and hosed some more).
I’ve brought dogs home from extremely muddy, stinky walks involving ponds, ducks, dead deer, deer urine, etc. and have said, “No way are you going in the house, stay here while I get the hose and a towel or three.”
So the owner might not have abandoned them outside; she might just have tied them too loosely for a couple of minutes.
I tend to agree (though I'd use the descriptions for the owner(s))
Why wouldn't they just return when called?
Possibly. Just stating my opinion.
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