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Old 08-11-2011, 03:54 PM
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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So..... Tuesday night I'm driving down my street towards my house. As I was about to leave a stop sign, I just happened to notice movement in the street just ahead of me..... it was 2 tiny dogs running down the middle of the street .... one was mostly white and that was what caught my eye.... otherwise, I may not have seen them until it was too late....

I immediately pulled over and started calling them over to me.... the little white and black one came right over ... collar but no tags.... .... the little brown one was more skittish, but finally got close enough for me to determine that again, there was a collar, but no tags..... and then took off again.... i caught the little white and black one and put her in my car and continued trying to catch the little brown one ... to no avail.....

I drove around my neighborhood for over an hour trying to locate the little brown dog and HOPEFULLY, the dogs' owners out frantically searching for them .... even knocked on a few doors at nearly 10PM ...

NO LUCK on either count..... i spotted the little brown dog a couple more times, but no way was it letting me get anywhere near it.....

took the little white and black one home, put her in a crate and hauled her into the house to meet bailey and dave.....

i eventually let her out of the crate to see if she needed to potty in the back yard and she immediately made fast friends with dave.... and worked very hard at making friends with bailey.... but bailey is the queen in our household and is so far, withholding judgment.....

she slept in the crate in my room that night and i took her into the vet's office yesterday morning to see if she is chipped.... of course, she is not.... i have listed her on a couple of lost pet websites and am keeping an eye on craig's list ..... i still have not seen a single sign anywhere in my area.... i will be posting signs myself tomorrow..... but i really think she and the brown dog were dumped in my neighborhood..... .... i just hope like HECK that someone kind has taken in the little brown dog.....

in the meantime.... she has made herself right at home and crawled right into my and housemate rich's hearts.... she is i suspect a jrt or a jrt mix and only weighs about 14 lbs, so is DWARFED by bailey and dave.... but she and dave still play a bit, which is very cute.... i thought at first she was a puppy, but the vet's office said they think she is a young adult... maybe 1 or at the most, 2 years old..... for being that age and the breed i suspect she is, she is a pretty calm and laid back little girl.... she must have gotten that rare, recessive, calm gene that returningwest's jrt has...... and i can see the intelligence shining out of her eyes.....

charlie-chubby-cat is VERY put out at the moment and i have some concern, because roxie is small enough to get into charlie's safe-kitty places.... so she is being watched VERY closely....

last thing i needed was a 3rd dog, but sheesh.... what are ya' gonna do??

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Old 08-11-2011, 04:07 PM
Location: zone 5
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She's so cute! What a lucky girl that you found her. So you're already throwing in the towel on resisting her charm and keeping her? (If you don't find her owner)
Something about her looks a little beagle-ish to me.
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:10 PM
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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She is darling, and I agree that she looks beagle-ish. It looks like you have a new family member.
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:14 PM
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I love Roxie!!!! She's adorable.
And I love you for coming to that sweet girl's rescue.
I wish that you'd been able to catch the brown one. I think it would be fun to have four dogs in the house. Not MY house, mind you... but that's only because Jeremy's limited me to one.

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Old 08-11-2011, 04:17 PM
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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She is darling and I hope the brown dog finds a home such as your's.
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:21 PM
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She's very adorable!!

Thank you for having such a generous heart!!
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:24 PM
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Oh, precious, precious, precious!!!! And I agree on the beagle mix!!!

We've got a tan and white puppy that someone threw in the recycling complex gates a few weeks back. Scared silly so I can't get near it. People down the road go dump food and water in the gates for it. People are only there once a week so I don't know what the idiots were thinking that dumped it. I think it can get in and out of the gap in the gate though. If someone doesn't take it home soon, I just may be the reason John goes for more cardiac testing!!!
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:27 PM
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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you know.... i thought a little beagle-ish, too.... hard to know.... she certainly hasn't howled or beagled like she has beagle.... thank goodness!!

she is a backup barker.... whenever bailey or dave bark at something outside, she goes on high alert and backs him or her right up with her own little dog bark.....

i'm gonna have to get a picture of her standing beneath dave.... it is hilarious....

and yes, i pretty much threw in that towel when the vet couldn't find a chip..... and rich, big, macho, tough guy that he is, is just besotted with her.... took her with him when he ran a couple of errands yesterday.... couldn't bear to put her in the crate while he was out of the house.....

i live in a bordering-rural suburb of St. Louis.... so given the people in my neck of the woods, i think it is highly likely that they were dumped..... especially since i have not seen one iota of evidence of anyone searching for her.....
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:28 PM
Location: North Western NJ
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well at least shes adorable!

i see chihuahua in the face, probbaly mixed with jrt and beagle from the ears and coloration
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:56 PM
Location: Florida
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Hi Roxie, so happy to meet you!
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