Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Lost German Shorthair Pointers and Sherlockian Ladies

Interesting things happen when you’re a blogger.

As you know, I started a new job. Early yesterday morning, I received a message. (Okay, it took me a while to retrieve it, but I did receive it early.) Seems two of my readers (i.e., lurkers) named Suzanne and Bev learned via lurking that I had German Shorthair Pointers.

Suzanne was heading to work yesterday morning, and saw a GSP loose on the highway. He was heading west. She watched the dog, as a man stopped to try to help capture the dog. No amount of cajoling or wheedling could get that dog into that man’s truck.

So….Suzanne whipped her SUV around, opened up the back hatch, and said to the dog, “Load!”. The dog did!

And, guess where Suzanne learned that? Well, of course, right here on this blog! And innovative chickies that they are, they went to Little Brother's blog, figured out who he was, called him, and got my number. The Lady Sherlockians then called me, and left a message, which I dutifully, but later, returned.

They were so funny on the phone! I can’t wait to meet them! Here’s a Big Ol’ West Texas Shout Out to them….”Hi, Y’all!!!”

Their main reason for calling was to ask me to spread the word about this beautiful German Shorthair Pointer. So I did, via e-mail, to all my bird dog field trialers and fellow gun dog owners.

Guys and lady…

I just got a call from Suzanne, who found a male GSP running this morning. He was in the Hwy 80 area, close to Midland Power Sports. He was running west. A gentleman was stopped, trying to coax the dog into his truck, but the dog wouldn’t load. Suzanne stopped, opened up the rear door of her suburban, and said, “Load up”. The dog loaded into her truck. She took him to work, and says he’s a gentleman of a dog; has a pink camo collar on, with no tags. He will sit and lay on command, and acts like he might be an inside dog. She said he’s very well mannered.

He is ticked, more solidly in the front than in the back. Suzanne said the dog looks very healthy. They called all the vets, and found no reports of missing GSP’s.

This afternoon, the Midland Pound came and picked him up, and will keep him 3 days.

Will you please circulate to all your friends and see if someone’s lost a GSP, or if this dog sounds familiar to anyone?

And here is the reply I found this morning from one of my guys…

If he’s wearing a pink camo collar, he probably ran away from home…

And I replied, copying another friend…

Man. I was sure, because of that collar, that he probably belonged to you or S******…

And he replied…

No. She said it was a ‘gentleman of a dog’; couldn’t belong to S******…

To which S******* replied...

My dogs are gentlemen, its me that ain't!

I've not been able to check on the GSP, so Suzanne, go ahead, log in and comment and update us!! Anyway, I hope someone claims him, he needs a good home. At least he's safe for another couple of days, thanks to Suzanne!

7 comments:

Lone Chatelaine said...

Ok, I was totally thinking that my dog wouldn't get in anyone's car other than mine unless someone said, "Load!" Not that I hunt with my dog, but that was her training.

You have cool sounding friends. Nice people :)

SpookyRach said...

How cool! Those are some mad Sherlockian skillz!

Foo said...

Very cool. "Load," eh? I'd try that with Turtle when it seems she's taking too long to get in the car, but a) she'd belt me one and b) it's actually the wheelchair that needs training.

Snooty Primadona said...

Hey, at least they weren't YOUR dogs, right? Still, they apparently belong to someone who has trained and/or hunts them. I checked all two of my friends and no one is missing a dog, period.

So the pound only keeps them 3 days???? THEN WHAT? THEN WHAT? Not... the... needle.... please don't let that happen... I'll take him before I allow THAT to happen. And the last thing I need is a dog to get his butt kicked by the crazy tuxedo cat named Trouble...

Janie said...

Chatelaine - most dog people really don't use that term, so it's good you know it! I mean, Zack and Zoie may come see you some day!

As to my friends, well, twisted hangs out with more twisted. You know how that goes.

Spooky - they are good, aren't they? Now, if they'd just show their faces, join the rest of us coolio bloggers, we'd all be the better!

Foo - I need to e-mail Turtle so she can bop you up side the "haid"! You are too funny. I hear they're scheduling wheelchair training. The "Wheelchair Whisperer"....hmmmmm...maybe not.

Snooty - MLH was thinking the same thing. I guess I'll know his decision when I get home tomorrow, if he gets off that problem well!

Rach said...

It's always the little things you read that one day come in handy! Glad you keep us informed :).

Janie said...

Rach - I'm here to serve. Just call me Cesar Milan.;)

I wish.