I think I should write a book about my wild dog of the desert. Too bad I'm not that good at writing books. Maybe I should start a blog for her. I saw her again this morning as I was leaving for work. She was on the corner of my property but ducked back under the barbed wire fence when she saw me. If only I had a Spidey-net...or tranquilizer gun. Can you see her? She is the small speck of black in the middle of the picture.
I called around for dog trap rentals but most places only had traps big enough for raccoons. I did find one but I have to leave a $325 deposit. I don't expect anyone to steal the trap especially if it is on my property so hopefully I will get my money back. That is a lot of money to lose. I will try to go pick it up tomorrow at lunch.
Other than my lost dog dilemma, I think this is going to be a normal week. I should be able to make another extra mortgage payment on Wednesday. I am really looking forward to that because then I will only have 4 months left. I hope I can do it in 4 months. Extra expenses keep popping up at every turn. I just need to pay the ones that are important, like medical bills, and put off the ones that are wants, like FENCING. I am tempted to just go buy some rolls of cheap chicken wire but I know it won't last and it certainly won't hold back a scared dog. If I am going to put a fence up I need to do it right or there is no point. A bad fence isn't good for anything.
If you see her again, try sitting on the ground. She will feel much less threatened that way. If she doesn't trust you, standing up probably won't work. Wouldn't hurt to have a steak or other easy to smell food with you. Good luck!
I tried sitting on the ground when I first lost her. I got her to come close enogh to grab her. Unfortunately, I pinched her while trying to hold on. That is why she won't come within 30 feet of me now. I'm hoping a friend or neighbor will be able to gain her trust next time. It might take a while though.
She just wants to be free...
In addition to sitting on the ground, try bouncing a tennis ball. Very few dogs can resist a bouncing tennis ball!
KoBold, my other dogs are jealous that she gets to run free. I must put a stop to it!
Anonymous, that might work if she is a ball dog. I rarely get ball dogs. I do have one now, my little parson russell terrier is a natural ball dog. the other dogs just look at balls in bewilderment.
See, they want to be free too!
Be careful not to foster any dog called Vladimir, Tung or Fidel!
Also, free Switzerland!
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