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After having the lost Basset Hound (named Copper) sleep on my chest the last three nights, we got a call from the owner. That made me happy, although speaking on the phone the guy didn’t seem all that thrilled that we had found his lost dog.
When the man came to pick up his dog there was no ” Hello, Copper”, or “I was so worried, Copper” or ” Where did you go, Copper”, there was just “yea, that’s him”.
Going by the dogs body language and emotion when the owner pulled up in his almost brand new four wheel drive pick-up truck, Copper wasn’t all that thrilled to see him and judging by the guys reaction, wasn’t all that thrilled to see Copper. Hopefully his wife and children show the dog some more emotion and at least spend some time with the little guy.
Whenever I find a lost dog I take great pride in my ability to reunite him with his owners, just thinking about how sad the family is and seeing how confused and scared the dog is just breaks my heart.
If they would have had dog tags on the dog, I could of just called them up and told them I have their dog. Instead of us paying to have flyers made, calling veterinary clinics and local animal shelters, then spending about five or six hours driving around wasting gas putting up the found dog flyers everywhere.
Most people do all that stuff when they lose a dog, how many people do it when they find one.
Please make sure you keep ID tags on your dog, it’s the best chance you have of having your lost dog returned to you.
The Spirit Dog