Jump to content

So there was a knock at the door this morning....


  • Please log in to reply
37 replies to this topic

#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 AxeTheMax

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




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

A solo birth, a wasp swarm and a forest fire: mum and baby's amazing story of survival

Desperate, out of petrol and low on food, a new mother lit a fire in the hope of attracting attention.

Boy found on swing died of hypothermia and dehydration, autopsy finds

The story was chilling and heartbreaking: a three-year-old boy was found dead in a Southern Maryland park, his mother pushing him on the swing.

Child's play and laughter help battle fatigue

Feeling fatigued? Uh-huh, thought as much. Join the queue.

Dad shares entertaining 'how to hold a baby' clip

For many new dads, their own child is the first baby they have ever held. So one dad has posted an instructive YouTube video titled "How to Hold a Baby".

The Australian baby with 100,000 Facebook fans

She may be only eight months old, but Egypt has already amassed more than 100,000 fans and received a letter from royalty - Hollywood royalty that is.

Public welcome outside church for Princess Charlotte's christening

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have invited well-wishers to see Princess Charlotte outside church in Sandringham on day of her baptism.

Tongue tie: what you need to know

Tongue and lip tie can lead to many problems for babies - and their parents. Here are the signs of tongue tie and how it's treated.

My daughter is small but that doesn't matter

My daughter may be small, but it's my job as her parent to refocus back where it belongs - on who she is as a person

Wet wipes linked to rise in allergic reactions

The government has issued a health warning after a rise in allergic skin reactions has been linked to a preservative found in some wet wipes.

Gay couple in their 80s first to wed in Dallas after Supreme Court ruling

Love may have won, but it came with quite the wait.

William Tyrrell's family marks birthday with cake and renewed appeal

The family of missing boy William Tyrrell will mark his fourth birthday on Friday making a cake to share with friends and family as NSW police renewed their public appeal for information on his disappearance.

What all parents should know about safe babywearing

A picture of Ryan Reynolds always gets the girls talking, and a recently shared photo has done exactly that - but this time, it's for all the wrong reasons.

Baby's head shape reveals potentially fatal condition

Thinking her baby just had an unusually shaped head, a mother was shocked to discover it was instead linked to a dangerous condition.

'Help - my toddler hits me!'

My toddler has started hitting when he gets frustrated, is feeling ignored, or just thinks it might be fun.

Why IVF success rates may not be what you think

Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.

On the 10th anniversary of my son's death

This day marks a significant day. Today marks 10 years since I lost my son Kai.

Mother-in-law 'from hell' inspires survival guide

The happily ever after Nicola Milan had imagined wasn't to be – and she blames her mother-in-law.

Name your baby Quinoa, win a $10K gift card

Choosing a name for your little bundle of joy is always a major decision. It can be something traditional, trendy, creative … or inspired by the menu of your favourite chain restaurant.

Owning a pair of nail scissors does not make me a hairdresser

It's been a whole year since sleeping in until 10am. A whole year since having a peaceful shower.

The 83 children who were tragically let down in the last decade

Over a 10-year period, 83 children died from domestic violence abuse in NSW, with three quarters of the victims aged five years or under, the NSW Ombudsman has revealed.

Expert Q&A: Gross motor skill development in toddlers and preschoolers

Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions about jumping, toe walking, riding a bike and being pigeon toed.

Is it reasonable to expect your partner to give up drinking in pregnancy?

From the moment that I fell pregnant with my son, I realised just how much my life had already started to change.

Stroke victim joins class action against makers of popular contraceptive pill

"I was terrified I would always be this way. The pill needs to come with a much higher warning."

Sexy time

Why you should get excited about scheduling sex

Unfortunately, the belief that sex should always be spontaneous is a myth. It just isn't.

When newborn photoshoots get messy

When it comes to newborn photoshoots, it is all about the timing.

Orphaned baby daughter Ayla wakes from coma

Former All Black Jerry Collins' critically injured orphaned daughter has awoken from her coma and is able to bottle-feed.

Dad takes miraculous catch while feeding baby

One American father has taken multitasking to a new level at a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game at Wrigley Field.

'Samuel is our firstborn, and he will never be forgotten'

Having lost their firstborn at one day old, the Carrolls were overjoyed to welcome their daughter Isobel into the world a year later.

Channel 10's Sarah Harris expecting first child

The Studio host Sarah Harris doesn't mind if her first baby is a boy or girl, but she does hope it is born with one thing in particular.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

27 funny ultrasound pictures

Ultrasounds give you a look at your growing baby ... and sometimes what appears to their womb-buddy, or your bub in an amusing position.

The top 6 misleading parenting terms

From 'morning sickness' to 'the terrible twos', there are many parenting terms that are misleading.

When 'good' nannies go bad

While most nannies take pride in their work, there can be some who have a hidden side.

Woman hospitalised for skinny jeans injury

Beware: skinny jeans might be bad for your health.

Gauze seeding: the bacteria-breeding birth trend

A number of women having caesarean deliveries are now taking steps to give their baby a better 'microbiome' start in life.

Jimmy Fallon writes new children's book for dads

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, recently wrote a children's book about every father's secret wish for their baby's first word to be "dada" - not "mama".

28 names for babies born in winter

Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.

The horrible act that sparked a brawl at child's birthday party

The uncle of the seven-year-old girl at the centre of the brawl at child's birthday party in Sydney's west has described the events leading up to the alarming show of violence.

Babies 'benefit from iPads at a young age': study

More often than not, you'll read that screen time for children should be kept to a minimum - but some scientists are now challenging this way of thinking.

Do mums really just obsessively talk about their children?

Natalie Reilly describes three main types of conversations mothers have. And, surprise, they're not all about kids.

Why some dogs might attack babies or young kids

A baby's smell, the noises it makes and even its gaze can contribute to the potential for a dog attack.

Mum demands refund for 'beargina' christening cake

It was meant to be a tasteful cake to help celebrate a three-year-old's christening.

5 things no one warns you about after giving birth

How many times have you been warned about all the sleepless nights you have to 'look forward to' when you become a parent?

Police officer sang nursery rhyme as heartbreaking photo was taken

A police officer arrived at a devastating scene on Thursday: a car crash resulting in all passengers being thrown from the vehicle.

Don't worry, working mums: Just leave Dad in charge at home

Want to open the boardroom doors for women? Encourage - heck, praise - dads who stay home with their children.

Hilaria Baldwin shares post-baby selfie

Just two days after giving birth, actor Alec Balwin's wife posted a post-baby picture on social media.

'Help - my child won't ever do what I ask!'

Compliance is part of the parent-child relationship, but so is resistance. It's all natural.

Postnatal depression support gets $23 million boost in NSW

The Baird government will include $22.8 million in Tuesday's NSW budget to expand a program designed to help parents at risk of postnatal depression (PND).

'I'm just as tired, scared and stressed as you': stay-at-home dad's plea

I'm really lucky to have two great kids, but I found it really tough with so much being aimed at the mothers and not the fathers.

 

FREE TICKET

Get your FREE ticket to the Baby & Toddler Show

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.