Doggie Rescue

I went over Raton Pass last night and almost hit a dog running around out in Cimarron canyon. I pulled over since it was the middle of nowhere and dark. I whistled at the dog and it came running over and put its paws up on the bed of the truck like it wanted to come with us, so I threw down the tailgate and it hopped in. I drove for a few miles to get cell signal to call the number we found on the collar, which was oddly a 505-281 number (4 hours away). I talked to the people who owned the dog and they told me that they were hunting in the area and lost this one. While we were stopped, the dog got up on the tool box in the back and huddled into the back window, so I let it get in the backseat. The poor thing shivered for the whole 30 minutes it was in the truck while we waited for the owners to show up. We gave the dog back and everyone went along on their merry way.

I’m not sure how I feel about this whole thing. It was a really sweet dog. Shewas thin, not starving, but it definitely didn’t have the kind of meat on it that I’d like. When I got home, I asked The Sweetness what they could be hunting and he said that with 3 dogs, they are probably after mountain lions. The other odd thing was that when I opened up the door to give the dog back, the dog had no reaction to seeing the owner, it just put its head back down on The Sweetness’ sister’s leg. They carried it over to their truck and put it in the backseat and took off. It was all kind of odd. They said thank you and everything, but didn’t seem too worried about the situation. I would have been freaking out if it was my animal lost in the woods. I don’t know what I would have done if they hadn’t come to get it, since we don’t have anywhere for a dog, but I worry a little that I put the dog back in a less than ideal situation. I suppose it’s more about good intentions…

~ by accordingtoleanne on January 26, 2012.

One Response to “Doggie Rescue”

  1. Cool blog!

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