Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:32 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Lost Dogs!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:53 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:33 pm
Posts: 11108
Location: The Home Of Mountain Biking, And All Great Things.
So we were in the woods with the hounds earlier, and got surprised by some lads on motorbikes. My bigger dog has a thing for chasing them, and off he went. I was having a slash, and by the time I knew what was happening he was miles away.

It turned dark, and we ended up driving around the wood looking for him. He usually responds to two beeps of the horn, one short one long, spaced by around a minute.

After an hour we went home to get more torches/batteries, food and whistles. This might have been a long night!

When we returned I pulled in to the track where I normally park and there he was! Trotted up to the wagon, I opened the door and he barely had the strength to clamber up.

He has cuts all over his paws and has been asleep since we got home.

This wood is off the A9. and though I said nothing to anyone going back up there, I had the fogs on and was scanning the road and verges towards the location half expecting to see him in a hell of a worse state than we found him.

The moral is that I will never park next to the main road again, because these dogs know exactly where they get out of the wagon and that is exactly where they end up looking for you when you are lost!

He is getting a lot of cuddles tonight!

:)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Lost Dogs!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:14 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 10:59 am
Posts: 383
Glad you got your dogs back safely. Wouldn't know what to do if I lost mine.

Hope his paws heal up quickly.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Lost Dogs!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:23 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:08 am
Posts: 847
Location: French Alps/Annecy
What he said, glad he's back where he belongs.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Lost Dogs!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:30 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:33 pm
Posts: 11108
Location: The Home Of Mountain Biking, And All Great Things.
I really don't know what I would do either, this guy has had thousands invested in keeping him on the road, and I would have felt this was all my fault if anything had happened!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Lost Dogs!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:19 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:55 am
Posts: 7058
Location: The land of Lea & Perrins
I'm glad that it all ended well :)

We lost our Beagle back in the Summer - We had taken him for one of his long weekend walks around Cosmeston Country Park, which is only a couple of miles from where we live. We'd walked all the way there and we were about halfway around his walk when he decided to follow a scent into the bushes, and he disappeared!

We waited for a good while, but there was no sign of him so we walked back to the visitor centre to let them know what had happened. They took our details and said that they would let us know if he was handed in.

So anyway, I had just got out of the visitor centre and I was on the phone reporting that he had been lost, when my girlfriend got a call from our neighbour to say that he had just turned up on our doorstep and she'd taken him in! Because he couldn't find us, he'd obviously found his way out of the park and he ran all the way home (back along the path that we walked in on) to wait for us!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Lost Dogs!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:00 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:03 pm
Posts: 5128
Location: held captive by baby haggis in a cave in Scotland
Really glad he was there waiting.
Its a real sickening feeling when you cant find them right away.
All the best
Jamie


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 46 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group