Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tabby Tattletale Tuesday

What a week!

I have forgiven my woofie pal Grete for hijacking my Tuesday last week. 

This past weekend when we sent our mom out to get cat food, the mission turned critical.  When mom was driving down the road, traffic slowed and she saw that people were slowing because there was an adorable Scottish Terrier crossing the road.  By himself.  No human with him. 

Mom knew immediately that did not make any sense so she pulled over into a parking lot and asked the little woofie where the heck he was going.  He looked at mom and he had no good answer.  Mom asked him if she could pick him up and he said sure.  Mom quickly put him in her car, away from traffic so she could get her ::cough:: reading glasses out to read his tags.

This was one lucky woofie!  Not only was he sweet enough to let mom handle him, he had a collar and tags...with both his name and address.  His name was Bender so mom was able to address him by name.  He also had tags that said he was microchipped.

Well, with an address...it took mom all of 5 minutes to get this woofie back home to his bewildered owner who had started asking neighbors about his lost woofie.  Seems someone opened a gate and off he went!   This little guy had not only took off from safety of his home, he had left the neighborhood, crossed a busy street and was heading toward the next town!

So...disaster avoided.  Not only for the sweet woofie, but for me as well.  Could you imagine what would have happened if the woofie had no collar, no tags, no microchip?  He could have ended up here!  With me!


So let that be a lesson to all of us.  I know I wear a tag...and I was hissed off when mom had the v-e-t inject that  microchip in me...but now I understand that it could be my ticket home should I ever wander off my deck.

And the really good news is that mom remembered to carry on with her original mission and brought home our cat food.  I could have starved.


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

We were sooooo furry proud of your mom when we read this on FB!

As fur Grete hijakhking the blog...


PeeEssWoo: Hi Grete!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

He was certainly lucky that he found your Mom! Wow. That is a happy ending!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Thank Cod that dog had tags and a microhip, 'cause yeah, he would totally have wound up at your place if your human could not have found his home! I'm glad it ended well for everyone!

Ellen Whyte said...

Hey, a great rescue! And she brought home the bacon - sorry, cat food - too. Hooray for your mummy!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

That was bender's lucky day! OK he got losted ~ but then he got rescued by the nicest person possible ~ yoor mom! Smoochies to yoor mom for doing the right thing while others just gawp and do nuffin.

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

Your Mom is truly wonderful! We are all microchipped at this end, and Tommy also wears a tag with his name and our phone number on it.

Glad the food mission was also successfully completed! #1 orders a lot of our food online so it arrives here without even having to get the car out!

The Chans

Lisa + current cat said...

So happy the woofie was rescued so quickly and didn't get hurt, or have to invade your privacy.

Kea said...

Wow, Bender was a lucky woofie that your mom found him! We're glad he's with his human again, safe and sound.

And we think you're lucky, too, that Bender didn't end up at home with you. MOL!

-Fuzzy Tales

Mr Puddy said...

Your Mom is Super Hero !!!!
And I love happy ending : )
Thanks to your mom to save him

The Island Cats said...

Lucky Bender! Lucky that he was wearing tags and lucky that your mom was good enough to stop and help him! That's why we wear our tags...you just never know.

Quill and Greyson said...

That was a real claw biter! Thank Cod he didn't become your brother.

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

That was one lucky woofie and a good Mom! An we are glad WE are chipped!

Just in case...

Cat said...

Bender's people were very lucky that your mum found him and brought him home....she is a hero!!!

Katnip Lounge said...

Your Mom is the greatest! We wonder how many other Humans looked at Bender and drove on. He was lucky she was there.
And we are verreh thankful you all didn't starve.

CCL Wendy said...

Thanks for telling us this wonderful story, Ginger! Your Mom is a heroine!

Bender is so lucky that he ran into your Mom, or it could have been a very sad tale, indeed.

I'll bet Bender's owners will be more alert next time, and make sure the gate is locked tight.

Kudos to your Mom!

The Whiskeratti said...

What a good egg your Mom is!


Yay for Bender!
Fankfully he did have a tag and that he was microchipped. Oh we bet the look of happiness on his families faces were astonishing!

>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Yayyy for your mum for getting Bender safely back home.

Forever Foster said...

That could have been a disaster! Smooches to your mum, you got a good one Gingerkins. And smooches to you, too *blush*


Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Eight paws up to your Mom for rescuing that woofie.

Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Good thing Bender waz wearin his tagz, ^..^ Your mom made Efuryone happy. What a Hero!
And Happy ending fur All!