Looking for the little dog…

Okay – between you and me, at this point it’s more like looking without a lot of hope for a recognizable scrap or two of the dog just to give some nice folks a little closure.


It has been my observation, having left the bodies of chickens, squirrels and rabbits in various places and checked for remains later just to see what would happen, that there are never any remains.


So the only hope of finding the little dog is if the little dog is still alive and capable of avoiding predators. I checked the houses in my stomping grounds, checked the watering opportunities – there’s no sign of any little dog, past or present. I had to come this way this morning anyway because S&L are gone and I’m watering their plants every other day – but I was here yesterday as well, because I really do feel bad about these folks’ little dog and wish I could find some sign of it.


There’s some fairly rough country between their place and where they lost the dog, and it wouldn’t be impossible for a scared little townie dog to blunder right off a cliff. It took me some time to get down into this gully without breaking my own neck. But the same thought obviously occurred to my neighbor, because no matter where I went I ran into fresh human tracks. No dog, just human.

I’ll keep my eyes open but it’s been the better part of a week. I don’t think we’re going to find the little sheltie dog.

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3 Responses to Looking for the little dog…

  1. Mike says:

    I feel sorry for the owners but this is a fact of life at your location, just as it is where I live.

  2. Zelda says:

    Watch the local bulletin boards, newspapers, for sale lists because if the dog looks a little bit valuable, has no collar, tags or microchip, it may have been snatched up by someone like the fellow in your camera footage with the thought of making a few quick bucks and that’s why you haven’t seen any remains. You might also check shelters but any animal that looks like it could generate income is likely to be sold.

  3. bill says:

    Here in the woods of East Texas, opportunists do snatch up dogs for various reasons. Like Zelda said–> $$. The majority are thought to be sold at a “Trade Days” place about 100 miles from here. Others are used as bait for dog fighting. The country folks seems to fall into two categories…the majority are good people and the other are real low-lifes.

To the stake with the heretic!