Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Finding Beau

I read all about 'Finding Beau' in Huskee's Blog and it brings tears to my eyes. It reminds me of the day that i went missing which happened two years back. The only difference was that i was not stolen, i was lost.

That time, we were fostering a kitten and i treated the kitten like my own pup. I slept with him every night and even allows him to suckle my 'girl's bits'. And then one day, when Mama open the door, he ran out and i ran out too. By the time Mama locked the gate (she was scared that Boy will run out too) i was nowhere to be found. She went down the stairs and she does not know whether i went the left way or the right. She walked round and round the neighbourhood many times that night. She also went to all the levels on our flat and called out my name but i was nowhere to be found. The kitten went back home that night by himself but i didnt.

Mama was so sad that she couldnt sleep and cried the whole night. The very next morning, she called the SPCA and reported my case. She even printed out pictures of me and intend to paste all around the neighbourhood. She didnt care that she was breaking the law by doing that. At about 3pm, she received a call from SPCA. They informed her that someone has called them to report that they found a shih tzu. And the description fits (especially the purple ribbon that i was wearing on my hair). They told her to go down and take a look and whether it was me or not, give them a call back.

She immediately drove down to the location and there, she saw a family with me waiting for her arrival. I didnt notice her at first and i think she could see from my face that i was sad too. The moment i heard her voice calling me, i sprang back to life. This was what happened actually, i went down the stairs and ran all the way to the left and walked about 400 m away. I was about to cross the road when i saw a taxi and being scared, i just stop and stood there in the centre of the road. Lucky thing the taxi braked on time, and the passenger who was inside scooped me up and told the taxi to make a detour back to her home.

That night i could not sleep at all and i was barking and barking. But the whole family was very nice to me. They bought me shampoo, food, toys and treats. And when i bark and bark in the wee morning, the whole family brought me down for a walk and forsake their sleep. The girl had fallen in love with me and wanted to keep me but her dad told her that not to be selfish and that my mama might be so sad and missed me. So her dad compromise that if they reported me to SPCA and no one come to claim me, he will allow her to adopt me.

So when Mama came (the family just knew that she was my Mama from my reaction), the girl broke down in tears. I didnt want to disappoint the girl but i love my Mama. They even refused a token that Mama wanted to give them.

A month later, the girl called Mama up to inform her that she just got a shih tzu puppy. She then explained that she really wanted a companion but her mom didnt allow that. Her mom thought that 'we' are very dirty and naughty. But after seeing how well mannered i was that night, her mom changed her mind. We are so happy for her.

In my case, i managed to find my Mama back and i am very grateful for that. I will always remember that family and their kindness. So i really hope and will continue to believe that Beau will be found one day.



Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Heya cutie! My Mommy is always afraid I will bolt and run away by accident so I am always on a leash when I am outside. They also guard all doors! All it takes is one kitty in my yard or anything and I could lose my family by accident. Sigh. I think it is the only drawback to being a dog.

Bussie Kissies

Billy said...

What an amazing story Baby. There are good people in the world who will take the time and rescue a dog and make sure their owners find them. I didn't read the story about Finding Beau, I don't think mom would be able to "handle" it. But I hope that they find the missing one.

I escaped once and mom was frantic. The boys were looking for me on foot and mom jumped in her car and circled the neighbourhood and she had her window down and was calling my name. She had driven into a court and she found me. I was just looking around but she was in a total panic. It's nice to have families who really care for you:) We are so very lucky.

Hugs from Billy Boo:)

Ike's life said...

That is a really great story Baby. That little girl was very lucky to find you - running away changed her life! Don't do it again!

Boo said...

you made mama sob sob! i have never tried running away before. well, there were few times when the hoomans come home and i get to run for a bit but i always come back when they call my name. i don't go far. oh, i'm afraid of stair case too.

wet wet licks


Liberty Doo Dah said...

You are so lucky Baby to have found your mum again! Those people that saved you sure were nice to report you as found!

Maggie said...

Whew! You were so lucky Baby! I'm sure your mom watches you like a hawk so this doesn't ever happen again!

Love ya lots,

Jasper said... were very have been found by such a nice person....AND to have a MOM who would try to hard to find you!!

Boo Boo said...

YES ! I believe Beau will be found one day too :)

chiyo said...

baby, i am so glad that you met someone with such a kind heart! to pick you up, bring u home, buy you treats, and even look for the owner, it's not somethign everyone will do for a stray dog!

on a side note.. what happened to the kitty? :)


Huskee Boy said...

Hi Baby,
I'm so glad there's a happy ending to ur story (just as I hope that'd be how Beau's story would turn out). Gosh, if your mama didn't find u, can you imagine we'd not have know each other?? *gasp*
I ran away once too when I was less than 1 yr old in Melbourne. I escaped out of the house & Mum was chasing after me (I never knew she could run so fast!!) and the more she chased, the faster I ran (I thought it was a game of 'catching'). I came to a busy road and ran across it (my mum almost fainted on the spot). Luckily one driver was very nice and used his car to 'block' the other cars from passing and it allowed my mum's friend to grab me (by then I was also very scared). When I got home, mum just hugged me so tightly (I survived my 'escapade' but thought I might be killed by suffocation).. and mum told dad that she didn't know whether to smack the daylights out of me for scaring the sh*t out of her or to kiss me to death. (In then end she decided on the 2nd option.. whew)

Simba said...

I'm so glad your Mummy found you. I ran off once and was only gone a minute or two, Mummy thought it was a whole life time.

Simba xx

Fu Fu said...

Oh Baby, how scary that you were lost for some time. I bet you were really really frighten.

I also hope that there will be news on Beau soon.

~ fufu

Oscar Airedale said...

I'm so glad that story had a happy ending - for your family & also for the little girl. Phew!

Oscar x

Hammer said...

Hello Baby

Thank you for showing a link to my brother's website on your post. My mum is so glad your mama found you. She understands how upset your mama was during the time you were missing.

Some hoomans don't understand that the bond between a human and a dog is very unique and special. Whoever has Beau does not deserve to keep him because he loves our mum. Mum would be very happy to buy them a male English Setter like Beau, and then they can form their own bond with their own dog.

Take good care of yourself and Boy too. Please give your mama lots of licks from us.

Love from your friend, Hammer

Joe Stains said...

that was a great story, we are so glad your mom found you!!

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Baby,
Whew, we are so glad that the hoomans that found you finally reported it. Our Mama says that your Mama would have been so sad if she never saw you again. Make sure that you don't run out the door ever again okay??
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Sunshade said...

Oh my, a scary story, but with a happy ending. The little girl did the right thing, and she ended up wtih her own little pup. Good job Baby, next time, try not to run out okay??? You can't take care of yourself if your mama dies of heart attack!

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade