Thursday, 22 April 2021

The Power of Facebook.


It was the second time this dog had visited us. The first time (a few months ago) he'd eventually returned home by himself; this time he was reluctant to go.


So, Lady Magnon (being a resourceful cove) put his picture on Facebook with our phone number, and waited for the phone to ring; which it did a few hours later.

Her picture of the dog had been 'shared' several times around the village, and word eventually reached the owner who came to collect him early in the evening. The dog had already bedded-down on an outdoor sofa, and had no doubt imagined that he'd found a very comfortable bed for the night. 

He had come to play with Billy; and they'd had a great time. They really enjoyed themselves for a few hours, but we were very happy that his owner came to fetch him.

Nice dog. Lady M removed a few of his Ticks, then was pleased to see him go back home.

He lives about 3 miles away.

 

36 comments:

  1. It's almost 5.30 am, and still dark outside, but I've just found two big adult Hedgehogs on the lawn (Billy found them). It's good to know they're still around.

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  2. A dog reluctant to go home? Alarm bells ringing. Not least on account of the "ticks". Smacks of neglect. Good on Lady M to administer TLC and bedding him down.

    Which reminds me: The old English saying "It's a dog's life" has always had me, still does, vaguely baffled. Not least considering how the British have the reputation that they love their dogs more than their children!

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    1. I believe the owner has been very busy with a new business venture, and has had less time for the dog. He probably came here both for the attention, and to play with Billy.

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  3. Everyone really is on Facebook now and they must be checking it constantly. That's how our neighbours dog was found and returned too.
    Even in a small french village or a Greek island Facebook rules

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    1. Dogs and Cats regularly appear on our Facebook pages. Some are simply lost (or found), and others are for re-homing. It's a good platform for such things.

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  4. I can’t imagine letting a dog roam around the place.

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    1. Very few dogs are restricted here. They are like one big Dog Club, and visit each other regularly. We had a lovely big German Shepherd visit yesterday; she didn't stay long.

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  5. I wonder when he will next visit?

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    1. I expect he'll be locked-up for a while, after which he'll be back. At least we now know where to take him home.

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  6. I also believe in the power of Facebook.

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  7. I love the idea of dogs with their own social lives.

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    1. They love to visit their friends. It's like one big club.

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  8. When we had a goat visit the power of Facebook found the owner after a couple of hours . The goat had apparently followed the family dog , they had wandered about 5km luckily the goat was happy to get in the car for the return journey .

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    1. A goat sounds very exotic. Only dogs here; and they're usually lost hunting dogs

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    2. A goat is not the strangest thing we have had in the garden , we have had the French army practicing in the garden twice .

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  9. One of the few good things about Facebook. I'm glad the dog is back home. As others have said, he'll be back! Dogs love visiting with their friends.

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    1. It's so regular here that it's almost part of everyday life. But this one wanted to stay.

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  10. I have never subscribed to Facebook myself. However, this blogpost proves that it can be useful within a community. I thought that a "cove" was a small bay - like Lulworth Cove in Dorset.

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    1. Yes, I too wondered at Cro describing Lady M as a "cove". I thought it better not to go there.

      Lulworth Cove? Lulworth Cove is a beauty.

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    2. I'm showing my age. By jove, what a cove.

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  11. Wow, three miles away. He must like you and Lady M or Billy.

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  12. Y'all have a loving dog vibe at your home. He must be drawn to the positive energy, healthcare, and comfy sofa.

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    1. It must be something; we don't feed strays! I think it's Billy's allure.

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  13. In my day a cove was always a bit of a risque term to use about a chap and never a lady

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    1. Don't worry, my wife's a good bloke, and never complains about my endearing terminology.

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  14. My daughter and her family live in the hill country of Texas. They have 2 dogs, 2 horses, 2 cats, several land turtles, etc. But dogs come by and visit all the time. One stayed so much that they eventually took him in. And the 2 dogs she has now are ones that needed homes. I think they know when they've found a safe place.

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    1. Our last dog, Bok, came from just 300 Metres away. He spent all day, and every day, playing with our first dog, Monty, so his owner asked if we'd like to have him. Of course we said yes.

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  15. A dog, very similar looking to your visitor, came to my house two weeks ago. Through FB, the owners were found in a few hours. FB does connect us and has some good uses.

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    1. It worked very well in this case. About 3 hrs, and his owner was found.

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  16. I love that the gud dugs come to visit Billy.

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    1. He has quite a wide group of friends who call by.

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