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Old 09-12-2012, 08:24 PM
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Hi Everyone! My name is Taco. I will be telling you all about my new life! First, I will tell you about my old one.
I lived with this really mean man who would get mad if I did anything. I couldn't bark, get excited, spill my water, play with my toys, and anything thing else. If I did, he would kick me, throw me, and hit me. He always yelled so loud. The last day I was there he kicked me so hard, he broke my rib.
So I ran away. I got away from that mean man. I was outside and lonely for days. I would get when from rain and have nowhere to go.
Then, I saw mommy. But I had no idea she was going to be my mommy. She was smiling and saying how cute I was. I didn't run from her. For some reason, she was smiling and telling me to come to her. I was scared though. She looked so nice, but I didn't want to get hit again. So I just sat there and let her come to me. I heard her calling some animal place asking something about finding the man who had me last. I wanted to yell no! Don't bring me back to him, but I couldn't say anything.
But I think my mommy understood. She could tell I was scared and I heard her say, maybe he ran away for a reason.
Then she felt my side and felt my broken rib. After that, she said the best thing.. "I promise you won't being going back to him. I'm gonna take you home with me!" Then she called me Taco. I don't know why, but I didn't care.

Now, I am living with my new mommy and she is so nice. I'm not just allowed in the house, but on the couch too! I spilled my water the first day there and I thought I was in so much trouble! But then mommy laughed. She said "it's okay baby. We'll clean it up." She knew I didn't mean to! I didn't even have to tell her.

I still get scared sometimes. I feel like I am going to do something bad, and mommy is going to get rid of me. I just want her to love me forever. She tells me she loved me so so much. I want to believe her. I am working on that.
Right now, I am just happy to live with someone and not get hit.

I will tell you more about my mommy and me and our adventures later!
I think she said something about cuddling and watching Lifetime Movies in bed later! WOOF!

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Old 09-12-2012, 10:07 PM
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A question if I may -

IF this dog had 1. been wandering a suburb for a week, as you claim the locals at a yard sale said he had been,

or, the second alternative that you offered,

2. a family attended a yard sale and drove off without the dog (therefore completely dispelling the week long wandering story)

HOW DO YOU KNOW HE WAS ILL TREATED, how do you know he didn't come from a family who're missing him desperately and trying everything to find him?????????????

Your first post: Yesterday, I was having a yard sale and this adorable little Chi puppy came walking up. The locals said that he has been walking around all over the place for a week. So, being the animal lover that I am, I BEGGED my boyfriend to let me take him home with us.

Your second LATER post: I recently had a puppy come walking up to my yard sale. The family he was with just drove off without him. So of course, I decided to keep him. He seems very skittish, and after he does anything, even move, he looks at me like he's going to be in trouble. If I go to pet him, he finches like he thinks he's gonna be hit.

Let me just mention, of course he's going to be skittish with a complete stranger, that in NO WAY WHATSOEVER means he was abused, you are simply assuming he was. Furthermore, how does one have to beg one's b/friend to "take home" a dog from one's own yardsale?

WHAT STEPS HAVE YOU TAKEN TO FIND THIS DOG'S RIGHTFUL OWNERS????
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:55 PM
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Im confused by all of this...If he in fact wondered up to a yard sale then how do you know he was abused & wasnt allowed to do anything?
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:23 PM
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Way too many contradicting stories and untruths as to how she even came to get him .... was he wandering for a week or did the owners simply drive off ... which is it luvvy.

I've been totally upset by this whole situation since she posted her very first post about him wandering for a week and she simply seized him and took him home - FFS how did she know he hadn't been let out accidentally, dug a hole and escaped.

As for her SECOND COMPLETELY DIFFERENT story of people driving off and forgetting their dog - IT HAPPENS, trust me, I did it with my baby once!!!

This whole scenario absolutely sickens me to the pit of my stomach when I think this could be one of mine, who are the ONLY reason I open my eyes every day.

She's online now, let her unravel this WEB!!!
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:26 PM
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Let me get this all cleared up. Apparently everyone thinks I'm some evil dog stealing villain. Sorry that 2 of my posts say different things.
When I said, "The family he was with came walking up and left without him," I should have been WAYYY more clear and I apologize. I have had a very long weekend with my boyfriends grandmother going into a nursing home. I am exhausted and not thinking clearly. Now, I did not mean that the dog was theirs. At first, yes, I thought it was. That's because he was walking with them. They walked into the house (it was an estate sale) and left him out in the garage. Assuming he was just well behaved, we gave him some water while they shopped. It was hot out and his tongue was hanging to the ground. Approximately 30 minutes later, the family came walking back out. They walked right past us and got in their car, then drove off. I realize now that I made it sound as if it was THEIR dog and they just left it. Sorry :/
Anyways, the dog continued to hang around for a few hours more, when this lady came walking up. As we did with everyone that walked up, we asked if she recognized the dog.
She said yes, that he had been seen walking around for about a week.
So my thoughts at that point are:
1. As soon as I noticed my dog was missing, I would've put up flyers gone door to door, and done everything to try and find him. So we drove around looking for flyers. Went into all 3 neighborhoods surrounding the one we were in and asked anyone who was outside if they recognized him, knew who he belonged to, etc.
2. Maybe it was some old lady's dog and she was unable to get up long enough to do all that stuff to look for him. So I called animal control and asked if anyone had reported a missing chi. I described him in great lengths and gave them my phone number just in case someone calls eventually.
3. I'm going to keep him, for 2 reasons. 1) If I let him go to keep roaming the neighborhood, he could get hit by a car, 2) If I give him to AC and noone adopts him, what will happen? I would rather he be in a loving home where he has plenty of love instead of in a kennel with 100 other dogs.

Now, as for why I had to beg my bf to let me take him home... We were an hour and a half away from where we live. We were at his grandmothers house, having an estate sale to make a little extra money to help with the nursing home expenses. So the puppy was not at our house.

Sorry everyone!!!! :/
But it is nice to know that everyone cares enough to even notice all of this.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:35 PM
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Let me get this all cleared up. Apparently everyone thinks I'm some evil dog stealing villain. Sorry that 2 of my posts say different things.
When I said, "The family he was with came walking up and left without him," I should have been WAYYY more clear and I apologize. I have had a very long weekend with my boyfriends grandmother going into a nursing home. I am exhausted and not thinking clearly. Now, I did not mean that the dog was theirs. At first, yes, I thought it was. That's because he was walking with them. They walked into the house (it was an estate sale) and left him out in the garage. Assuming he was just well behaved, we gave him some water while they shopped. It was hot out and his tongue was hanging to the ground. Approximately 30 minutes later, the family came walking back out. They walked right past us and got in their car, then drove off. I realize now that I made it sound as if it was THEIR dog and they just left it. Sorry :/
Anyways, the dog continued to hang around for a few hours more, when this lady came walking up. As we did with everyone that walked up, we asked if she recognized the dog.
She said yes, that he had been seen walking around for about a week.
So my thoughts at that point are:
1. As soon as I noticed my dog was missing, I would've put up flyers gone door to door, and done everything to try and find him. So we drove around looking for flyers. Went into all 3 neighborhoods surrounding the one we were in and asked anyone who was outside if they recognized him, knew who he belonged to, etc.
2. Maybe it was some old lady's dog and she was unable to get up long enough to do all that stuff to look for him. So I called animal control and asked if anyone had reported a missing chi. I described him in great lengths and gave them my phone number just in case someone calls eventually.
3. I'm going to keep him, for 2 reasons. 1) If I let him go to keep roaming the neighborhood, he could get hit by a car, 2) If I give him to AC and noone adopts him, what will happen? I would rather he be in a loving home where he has plenty of love instead of in a kennel with 100 other dogs.

Now, as for why I had to beg my bf to let me take him home... We were an hour and a half away from where we live. We were at his grandmothers house, having an estate sale to make a little extra money to help with the nursing home expenses. So the puppy was not at our house.

Sorry everyone!!!! :/
But it is nice to know that everyone cares enough to even notice all of this.
It sounds like you've gone to responsible measures to look for his owners. I assume you took him to the vet's for his rib, right? Did they check for a microchip? I agree that it's better you keep him than give him up to an animal shelter as there are so many Chis and Chi mixes in animal shelters already that need adopting. Just be prepared in case his original owners turn up looking for him.
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Plausible indeed but still unsatisfactory as there are so many different situations that could've occurred for that little man to be where he was .... he could be the dog of an old, old person who can't get him out & about so he takes himself out & about.

However, I would certainly like to point out that there are indeed many other ways of trying to locate the owner of a lost dog i.e. Taking Ads out in free publications, starting with the word, "FOUND Chihuahua ......", telephoning every Vet in the vicinity, taking a photo & asking local pet stores to put it up on their noticeboards. Often local radio stations will also put out free calls for Lost/Found pets.

I'm sure USA would have the same thing here whereby we firstly notify the Local Council/Authority (the people you pay dog registration fees to) that we have found a dog and they match it with people calling in - this method reunites more owners & dogs than any other because it's usually the first point of call for a distressed owner. I have done this many times, there's nothing to say you have to hand the dog over to any damn dog-euthanising centre whilst you wait to locate his true family.

The other very successful way is to post a page on a site such as your equivalent of the RSPCA with photos - I've had many an animal returned to me (even parrots) and reuturned many a stray to their rightful owner using this method.

It is my opinion you should stop at nothing to find his true family, not immediately start claiming him after a 1.5 hour drive, that is just wrong on so many levels.
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Ooops, forgot to answer the question of how I know he was abused. I took him to the vet who said that his broken rib was a result of a blow to the rib cage.
And also, yes he was scanned for a microchip and does not have one.
I would love to find his owners!!!! Honestly, I would. I have lost a dog before and it is SO sad.

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