reply to post by nltkn
The fact is your invisible fence did not work.
You were not outside with your companion when he/she escaped into your neighbor's yard.
I have a chain link fence and when I let any of my dogs outside, I stand on the deck and keep an eye out on things.
Having a dog is like having a toddler, you have to keep an eye on them 24/7 when they are outside, even with a fence.
I have just lost my dog from old age 19-20. We had him for 15 years. To some of us, "they" are just not a "pet", a "thing" but almost like a
child, innocent and loving beings.
Your dog had no business going into your neighbor's yard. You should have made sure your fence was working.
In our town we are allowed three animals. That is the set limit as to how many furry babies we are allowed.
With four dogs you probably exceeded your city's "animal" limit.
Your neighbors are probably where I am at, heartbroken and trying to heal. You not being on top of things brought them this heartache.
I take having an animal companion very seriously. It is like having a two year old toddler that never grows up. Would you trust an invisible
(electric shock) fence to contain your two year old child and not watch them?
For the first time in 48 years we will be dog less. My husband is 66 and I am 58. Our 19-20 year old dog died July 12, 2010. We talked about
getting a senior dog, but as I have stated, having a dog is a real 24/7 responsibility we realize we are no long up to.
For all you "pet" owners out there. If you have a small dog or cat, don't leave them outside even for a minute unattended. Coyotes are now
becoming more of a common sight even in our suburban and urban areas and they can and will jump a fence and grab your little dog. Our dog was a 72
pound English Pointer and we have coyotes we can year every night, so when we let our senior big guy outside in our fenced in backyard, I stayed right
A lady I work with had her small #zu grabbed by a coyote at dusk. They found the dog but too late.
One last thing on this rant..............I hate those claw collars, they are horrible. Anyone putting one on their "dog" should have to wear one
for a week themselves.