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Dog missing for 12 years reunited with owner after being found 1,130 miles away
Fox News ^ | Oct. 12, 2019 | Melissa Leon

Posted on 10/13/2019 7:28:19 AM PDT by Bon of Babble

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What I'd like to know: Where was the dog for 12 years?
1 posted on 10/13/2019 7:28:19 AM PDT by Bon of Babble
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To: Bon of Babble

Road trip


2 posted on 10/13/2019 7:29:20 AM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12) Progressives are existential American enemies)
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To: Bon of Babble

Looks like shark bait to me.


3 posted on 10/13/2019 7:30:03 AM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: Bon of Babble

Poor doggie.

Good question about where was it for 12 years and how did it survive, since it seems nobody adopted it in the meantime.

But somehow it survived and hopefully will have a few more good years with its original owner.


4 posted on 10/13/2019 7:34:28 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Bon of Babble

There’s a Hunter Biden joke in here somewhere.


5 posted on 10/13/2019 7:34:59 AM PDT by billorites (=+)
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To: Innovative
'Would like to have seen the reunion.

:)

6 posted on 10/13/2019 7:36:15 AM PDT by Does so ("Fake impeachments" should be revealed to everyone...)
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To: billorites

Hunter Biden joke -

It’s the part about needing a nail trim.


7 posted on 10/13/2019 7:37:05 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (This is not /s. It is just as viable as any MSM 'information', maybe more so!)
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To: Bon of Babble

I see why the dog left.


8 posted on 10/13/2019 7:38:58 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the Left, The Truth is Right Wing Extremism.)
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To: Bon of Babble

The most likely explanation is that the dog was picked up by someone and has been living with them for the past 12 years. Dogs have sometimes returned home after running off on a trip, but most dogs don’t have a well developed sense of direction. They can get lost after chasing a squirrel.


9 posted on 10/13/2019 7:40:22 AM PDT by fireman15
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The people who had the dog all these years might have abandoned it due to its age. I’m glad the original owner got her back.


10 posted on 10/13/2019 7:45:22 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: Bon of Babble

At 12 years she lost a puppy, and found it in time to bury it. Her loyalty is to be commended, but the dog does not know her.


11 posted on 10/13/2019 7:52:25 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Innovative

We adopted a 5yo mixed breed from a shelter earlier this year. She had been at the shelter for 2 years. We took her to our vet and they wanded her and found a chip! The chip registry made an attempt to contact the owners but couldn’t locate them, so we got to keep the dog.

Bottom line: chips float around in the dog’s body and are easily missed by an inexperienced or rushed operator. And if enough time goes by the owner’s contact information on the chip registry can go out-of-date.


12 posted on 10/13/2019 7:53:02 AM PDT by Tallguy (Facts be d@mned! The narrative must be protected at all costs!)
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To: Cecily

The dog was hungry and unkempt, that doesn’t indicate that someone had been taking care of it.

Unless it got lost twice.

But the main thing is that it ended well.


13 posted on 10/13/2019 7:54:12 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Does so

There is a long video linked in the piece. The dog is a bit bewildered, but I think it will all be OK soon. Great story!


14 posted on 10/13/2019 7:54:53 AM PDT by gloryblaze
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Dogs have sometimes returned home after running off on a trip, but most dogs don’t have a well developed sense of direction.

I can't say the same about my dog, a big Sheltie who looks for all the world like a small Collie. I used to walk him off-leash at an isolated place across the highway from where I lived and one day he got spooked and just ran off. I found him an hour later outside the house waiting to get in. He had not only found his way home on a path we had never walked, but managed somehow to get across six lanes of busy highway!

15 posted on 10/13/2019 8:10:52 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham ("God is a spirit, and man His means of walking on the earth.")
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To: American in Israel

You couldn’t be more wrong about the dog not knowing her owner after 12 yrs.

Dogs remember by association and that association is made by their sense of smell which is a 100,000 times more sensitive than ours.


16 posted on 10/13/2019 8:13:51 AM PDT by billyboy15
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Some dogs and cats do have a well developed homing instinct. My aunt had a Labrador that she had to give us because it kept scaring the mailman.
The dog kept getting out of our yard and finding its way back to my aunt's house ten miles away through town. Unfortunately, our current wiener-dog does not appear to be capable of finding her way out of a paper bag.
17 posted on 10/13/2019 8:44:04 AM PDT by fireman15
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To: Bon of Babble

[[What I’d like to know: Where was the dog for 12 years?]]

Bar hopping no doubt- just forgot where it was, and lost track of time, that’s all


18 posted on 10/13/2019 8:59:25 AM PDT by Bob434
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To: blam

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19 posted on 10/13/2019 11:13:11 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: fireman15

One thing all dog owners should do is walk their dogs everyday in their neighborhood using the SAME route every time. You want the dog to become familiar with all of the sights and smells of this route. If their dog ever gets loose it is likely going to be found somewhere along this same route so this will help it’s owner find it in most cases. In addition, folks living along the route get familiar with seeing the dog and it’s owner so it raises a red flag with them to see the dog out and about by itself. They are more likely to help the dog reunite with it’s owner.

Lots of folks drive down to the park to walk their dogs or drive somewhere away from their neighborhoods to do so but I recommend this neighborhood approach for the reasons I have stated above.


20 posted on 10/13/2019 7:54:52 PM PDT by Uncle Sham
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