Monday, March 15, 2010

Wonderful News about Baby!!!

Sunday morning Bella, Abby and I were out at the back fence barking, trying to tell the bi-ped that  there was a stranger outside the back fence.   It was a cold day, with mixed rain and snow falling.  Huddled in the corner of the fence was a small black dog with white markings, cold, wet, shivering and scared.    A neighbor was out trying to comfort the stranger, but she was scared and a little nippy towards strangers.    Our bi-ped sat with her a few minutes to calm her, put a leash on her and brought her inside where it was warm.   On her collar was a rabies tag with a number on it.    The clinic was closed for Sunday and no one answered when we called.   The stranger spent a warm night in our house, still timid but warm and well fed.     Some signs were printed out on the computer and posted on posts in the neighborhood and a listing was posted on Craig's List. 

Monday morning the clinic in Fort Lupton was called.   Fort Lupton is a long way away from where we live, perhaps 30-40 miles.  The clinic was very helpful, her name was Baby, she was 3 years old and was an Australian Shepherd.   She had just been in for her annual physical and she was up to date on her shots.   Yes, there was a phone number.  

Calling the phone number was exciting, the owners were thrilled to hear that their friend had been found.  They had been in Aurora, Colorado, on Saturday visiting family when Baby had jumped out of the car at a gas station and took off after a rabbit.   They had looked and looked for her but she had disappeared.   They promised they would be right up to claim her and take her home after her wonderful adventure.  

We are very happy that she survived the heavy traffic on the streets and the coyotes in the park.   She is a very nice guest and she is happy to be going home to her family.    She did pick up a slight limp on the way, perhaps she has a thorn in her paw, but other than a day and night of being wet and cold, she is in good condition.   One more rescue, one more memory to add to our diary.

Mogley G. Retriever 


  1. Always nice to have a happy ending to a lost dog story. Your biped is a nice one for taking Baby in!

    wags, wiggles & slobbers

  2. Baby was lucky she got to your house!! You were very kind to take her in from her adventure! I'm glad you found her people, she's very grateful I'm sure!

  3. What a great story with a happy ending!!

  4. You guys are just the best, thank you for helping Baby find her way back home.

    Hamish & Sophie

  5. How GReat a story was that!

    Of khourse, did anyone put Baby in the khorner?

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  6. Amazing - Baby knew right where to go. You guys are amazing, dogs can sense your love from miles around :)

  7. You all are rescue ranges extraordinaire!!

    What a heartwarming story!!!


  8. Mogly, your bi-ped are just wonderful, our mommie said so too. Baby was lucky to have found you.

    The Baumgaertner wild horde.

    Sandy Paws

  9. What a great story and so glad to hear one with such a happy ending. We think you picked a great yard, Baby, to cover up in.

  10. Thank goodness! I always have such a sinking feeling when I find a lost dog. I'm glad this had a happy ending!