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#1 Faradaye

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:16 AM

That I answered in my dressing gown!   ohmy.gif

It was a couple from down the road out for their morning walk, asking 'Is this your dog?'  We had accidentally left our garage door open overnight, so they thought the dog might be ours.

She is a young heeler x kelpie looking thing, and had 'attached' herself to the walking couple in a 'thank goodness - you are one of the humans - you'll know what to do!' type way.

I explained that no, it wasn't my dog, I wasn't familiar with her either.  But during this short conversation the dog had come and sat on my feet, and gazed up at me with such gorgeous doggie adoration that I was smitten.  The dog is wearing a collar with a registration tag, and is clearly someone's pet.

We had a carols by candlelight type thing near us last night which ended in fireworks, and the lady wondered if the dog might have escaped due to being frightened.  

So I told her don't worry, I'll take her in and ring the council and return her to her owners.

So in came Rosie.  She is GORGEOUS!



Very excitable, which I think is pretty typical of that mix, playful, but actually beautiful manners, she sits when she wants something!

I put in the backyard, put out a water bowl, fed her some ham and my daughter's left over weetbix.  She is just hanging out there like she's lived there forever.  I'll take her up to the vets when they open and see if she's chipped.

#2 R2B2

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:19 AM

wub.gif she is beautiful!

I hope you find her humans soon!

#3 Redonk

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:50 AM

She is gorgeous!!

#4 Broxie

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:54 AM

She's lovely  wub.gif

#5 emnut

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:57 AM

Aww how gorgeous.  I hope she is chipped or her owners traced through the registration tags & she is reunited with her humans who must be missing her desperately asap

#6 Chelli

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:59 AM

Oh she is adorable!

#7 pinkcupcakes

Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:04 AM

awwwwww how could anyone resist such eyes!hope you find her owners! we had a visit last weekend from a golden retiever who lives on the next street. his name was Muffin and what a cutie he was! wish i had taken a pic but it was only half an hour or so before his owners came to get him. isnt it nice to get visits like that?! happy.gif

#8 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:13 AM

She's lovely, looks exactly like my eldest dd's dog - very energetic and playful!  Someone will be missing her badly sad.gif

#9 Danzie

Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:20 AM

Lovely post OP, made me feel warm and fuzzy like !!!
Good for you taking time out to take her in and find her owners and save her a stay at the pound. No doubt she will be reunited with her owners and I hope they are glad she found herself in a kind home like yours.

#10 BetteBoop

Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:31 AM

She looks my cattle dog cross Bette.

I would call the local pound or RSPCA. They will put the dog on missing dog list that's available online.

I found a few strays over the years (Bette is like the pied piper of strays) and each time I ring the RSPCA. The owners have come to collect them within hours.

#11 Faradaye

Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:53 AM

Just got back from the vets - she was chipped!   biggrin.gif

The nurse said it looked like a recent number, so I have left Rosie in their capable hands to contact the owner and reunite them.

I got home and said to DH 'I miss Rosie!'  roll2.gif  This is after looking after her for all of three hours.  I was a bit worried about getting her in my car to get her up to the vets, but she jumped in and sat up on the passenger seat like Queen Muck.  Clearly a dog that has been in a car once or twice before.

I will have to drop back into the vets in a few days and get an update.



#12 slkh

Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

Hi there. I tried to PM you but it wouldn't work. This is a long shot, but do you live in the Pt Cook area? There is a missing notice on a Pt Cook FB page for a dog that is near identical to Rosie and I've sent your pic to the owner who is sure it is her.

f you could PM me with the name of the vet you dropped her off to that would be great. Imagine if it turns out to be her!!! original.gif original.gif

#13 Faradaye

Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:31 PM

I just PM'd you but not sure if it worked....

But YES I am in Point Cook.

What a coincidence!!!  I took 'Rosie' up to the vets in the pet shop at the Town Centre - I think it's called My Vet?

Do you know the owners?  I'd love an update....

ETA the pet shop is called Best Friends and the vets are called OurVet.

Edited by Faradaye, 02 December 2012 - 12:41 PM.


#14 slkh

Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:46 PM

They are on their way to collect her now original.gif How awesome!!

#15 trebambinibelli

Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:51 PM

I just came across this in we are discussing...  What a wonderful story, I'm sure Rosie's humans were very relieved she picked lovely people to help her home  biggrin.gif

#16 Copper and May

Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:53 PM

Wow, what a wonderful, warm, fuzzy, happy ending story. bbighug.gif

#17 Mariannabean

Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

Hi Faradaye

She is home safe and sound!  After a massive feed and drink and many cuddles she is sleeping off all the excitement!

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for looking after our Jazzy so well, and taking her to the vet.  The name "Rosie" wasn't too far off the mark! (and yes, she loves the car!)

Jazzy is my 7 year old son's dog, and he is so happy and relieved to have her home.

Thank you all for you kind words   biggrin.gif



#18 Jupiter

Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:45 PM

Wow, what a wonderful result. hheart.gif

#19 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:47 PM

I think this would have to be one of the most beautiful and heart warming threads I have seen on EB   biggrin.gif   wub.gif

#20 lamarque

Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:47 PM

Small world.   biggrin.gif   So glad she is home and safe.

#21 YouAreBeautiful

Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

Aww this is just beautiful and she is gorgeous wub.gif

#22 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

Awww what a lovely story. original.gif makes me all warm and fuzzy.

#23 Rilee's~Mama

Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:52 PM

Awww, thanks for the warm fuzzies  blush.gif

#24 KeysToMyHeart

Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:55 PM

QUOTE (♥~Bodhichitta~♥ @ 02/12/2012, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think this would have to be one of the most beautiful and heart warming threads I have seen on EB   biggrin.gif   wub.gif


Agree!!

#25 Lauren Bell

Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:03 PM

What a beautiful dog! And definitely a small world.. X




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