Hubby wasn’t up to walking round to see if the little dog had been found, so we decided to get in the car armed with a lead we’d kept and some cheese in lieu of dog biscuits and drive back up to the Nature Reserve and other park to see if we could spot her. This was at 6.45.
The car park was locked so we backed up and parked near the church, and found a public footpath that took us straight to it.
Maggie would have loved it there, and we never knew it existed. No ducks or geese, but plenty of trees and walkways, so lots to sniff and explore. Our park is nice, but this was much bigger.
No sign of our Houdini though, so Hubby walked along the footpath to the little footbridge and I walked back to collect the car and meet him at the other side. That way, we covered more ground.
I’ve walked about four miles today, and feeling it, but I was so worried about the little dog, I knew we had to do our best to find her. We weren’t lucky, so drove round to the owners house and hoped.
There was barking coming from inside and she was safe!!
Her owner had intended to drop in tomorrow to let us know, and was so grateful to us and everyone else who had been keeping an eye out for her. The couple who had walked her were beside themselves, and he managed to grab her once, but she squirmed out of his arms and ran away again. Sightings suggested she was looking for her Mummy, and when the owner got back from her appointment, she was going to join in the search.
I don’t know exactly where or how it happened, but the dog saw her and went flying into her arms. She is now exhausted having been out for over three hours.
I shall rest easy tonight knowing she’s safe…………… and nibbling on the cheese anyway.