April 22, 2010

Pearl had a trip to the Pokie!

Yes, our Little Pearl got picked up by the Doggy Police yesterday...

She was in Doggie Jail for an hour or so...Here is what happened!
All of a sudden I get a call from my husband who is in California for business...
He  tells me that he just got a call from the Animal Shelter here in Oregon.
They have our dog Pearl and she is on her way to the "Big House".
 I had just walked in the front door and hadn't yet realized she was missing.

It turns out she was only about 5 or 6 houses away. 
She was found running with another dog by some neighbors.
They picked her up and called the shelter.   
The other dog got away!
Anyway the officer came and...thank goodness...she has a "MICROCHIP".
That is the only way they found us....because she is so little (4 lbs.) she can barely wear a tag.
Without that chip and the honesty of the finders, we might not have ever found her...


 I raced to the shelter, which was about 30 minutes from my house....it was 5:20 and they closed at 6:00!
I called the officer and she said she would wait for me because, as she put it, 
"This little girl needs to get home!"

When I arrived everyone was so nice. 
They had all agreed that they couldn't put her in a "cell"...
and in fact they said that her feet never touched the ground.   
She was so happy to see me...and needless to say, was exhausted when we got home.
Her "bail" was set at $53.00! 
I paid the fine and she was released to my custody!


I'm not sure how she got out....
My neighbors were having quite a bit of work done in their yard next door.  
I will definitely get out there and investigate!

The "Microchip" saved the day...
So of course I highly recommend getting one if your pet doesn't have it.
The chip, which is the size of a grain of rice, is encoded with a unique code that identifies your pet if lost. Most vets can inject the microchip during a routine exam. 
The microchip can eliminate the need for a collar I.D. tag. 
The Microchip is great protection against loss, theft or separation from mommy or daddy, as the chip identifies both your pet and you as its owner.
 It sure worked for us!
Pearl went "up the river" for a bit...the temptation of the great outdoors was just too much for her...
She succumbed to the calling of the wild world outside our fence.
But in the end she was found to be innocent...a victim of  doggie peer pressure!


51 comments:

Stella said...

So glad Pearl is home safe and sound. She looks very cofy and exhausted in her own little bed. I know you are so grateful for the chip. Something I should do for both my babies. Thanks for the push.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh No.....poor little Pearl. Is must be going through SO much!! lol

Of course, I can understand (not the 'jail' part :-) but having a little princess dog!

I SO enjoyed reading your story...and I'm so glad it had a happy ending!

Sophia said...

LOL you got me chuckling here at work on lunch break. :D So glad Pearl was found and is back home safely.

Happy Thursday!!

Sewn With Grace said...

Quite an adventure for Pearl, I bet she was exhausted at the end of the day. I had an image of her in the little striped cap they used to put on inmates. She would be adorable regardless. What a precious face she has. Be blessed!

grammy said...

So glad you got back the adventuresome pooch (o:
those chips are a life saver
Once we were in another State on vacation
and got a call saying our dog was in 'jail'
we had people taking care of her and i guess she didn't like her accommodations (o:

Deborah said...

Thank heaven the neighbor was honest! She is just so tiny and sweet, poor little thing!

My Passionate Pink Life said...

That poor baby...I'm so happy that she is back home safe and sound. I often wonder what our furry friends think about when they run off. I had to chase one of mine all around the neighborhood because her leash came off...I finally sat on my front porch exhausted and nearly in tears because I couldn't keep up with her and lost sight of her....I looked up and she was sitting down at the end of my drive way ...like nothing even happened....I'm so happy your fur baby is home!....Hugs, Jennifer

GardenofDaisies said...

Too bad the neighbor down the road didn't recognize it as your dog and just call you directly!

Our cats are both microchipped.

Kissed by an Angel said...

Glad you have your darling Pearl back!!! She is so sweet!!!
Blessings
xxxx

gracie said...

Looks like she is in her "rebellious teenage" years.

What a lil toublemaker.haha.

Dawn said...

So glad Pearl survived her adventure and made it home. She is so cute. No wonder they pampered her!
Hugs,
Dawn

Lori said...

that was so cute, the way you told the story Carrie...i am glad that sweet Pearl is ok!!!

Deb said...

so glad she was sprung...

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Sure glad to hear that Pearl didn't have to spend the night in "jail"....years ago 2 of our Jack Russell somehow got out of our fenced yard and ended up over night in the "pokie"...and it cost more that what you paid! A police man found them on a VERY BUSY road...we were so thankful that they didn't get run over...
Warmly,
Deb :)

Vicki said...

A quick look at what I've missed...And what did I find? Pineapple, Pasta and Pearl..oh my (o:

Glad you got her back, bet she was scared and has learned her lesson.

I'm coming for dinner and desert..

Thanks for the fun posts. I'll be back soon as I get all the moving over with...blah..

nancygrayce said...

I JUST told someone that one of the reasons we love our dogs so much is that they never call from jail! I guess I shouldn't say that anymore. She is absolutely adorable....sorry for the ignorance, but what kind of sweetie is she?

I hope she learned her lesson!

Lori E said...

That girl should be under house arrest for a while and some probation is definitely in order.

Pen Pen said...

Awww... that makes me want to cry. I am so glad she was safe and sound and came back home so quickly. I love my dog babies!

Tracy F. said...

Poor little Pearl! So glad there was a happy ending. Thank goodness for microchips!

Diane said...

That little sneak! I am sure glad she is home safe and sound! You sure were lucky. Hugs, Diane

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I'm so glad she didn't have to spend the night in the "pokie". She is so sweet looking, and you are so sweet to pay her bail ;-)
I've been behind on reading, so just caught your post on your "new" secretary. My initials are MLM :-) They have been all my life, as my maiden name started with M too. I also love your redwork.
Blessings,
Marcia

Charli and me said...

Oh my goodness. I'm so glad your little pooch is OK. What a scare! I can only imagine how frantic you were. Charli used to get under the fence all the time. We finally had to line the fence with boards to keep her in.

Leslie said...

Poor Pearl! I am glad that you found her so quickly.

We once had to bail one of our dogs out ...it was a terrible thing. Our old lab somehow got out and was gone the whole night. My husband drove around looking for him for hours! We eventually found a lady.. who refered us to another person .. who knew that the dog had been hit by a car and picked up.
When we got to him at the downtown shelter.. he was a bit bruised but was fine! His bail however, since he had seen a vet during his visit, put us in the negative!

Glad you have your baby!!

scribbler-unfocused said...

So glad you got your pooch back! They are like our babies, aren't they?

Thanks for stopping by.

Scribbler

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carrie,
I'm so glad they found Pearl and she's home safe again! Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Carrie, God was watching over your Pearl. I am so happy that you had her chipped. They are awesome!

((hugs)) to the two of you,
becky

Just Breathe said...

I am actually thankful that you got the call that she was found rather then knowing she had been missing and looking for her. That is a feeling I never what to know but have experienced once with one of my dogs. I am so happy for the wonderful ending. Skye has a chip!

Angela said...

She is just too precious that jail bird of yours...

Mary said...

Oh, thank God Pearl is home safe and sound!!! She's too little to be away from home. I'm so glad everything turned out well for you all.
p.s. I'm following you now :) I thought I already was.

Country Dreaming said...

Just way too cute! I'm glad that Pearl is home safe and sound.
Hopefully she won't do that again.

Have a great weekend!

Melinda

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Oh my gosh-that is my second worst nightmare with my Lucy!
{First being she is hit by a car-}
She is a runner-I find myself screaming, "SHUT THE DOOR!" I am sure the neighbors think I am a loose cannon...
And thank God for microchips-we have one on Lucy-that is one thing that has given me peace of mind when she escapes...

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Oooh my stars Carrie, that was adorable and sad all at the same time. Miss Pearl has the most precious "mug" shot I've ever seen. It was refreshing to see the shelter employees knew she needed some tender care. What a relief she is safe.

I came by also to thank you for all the info you sent. My son and dil will be here for the weekend to scout the area for next weeks meet with their business friends.
They're looking for commercial and housing rentals. I'm sure we'll be in touch again.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Valarie said...

I am very glad that Pearl made it home safely. I hope your weekend is amazing.
xxoo Valarie

LDH said...

Oh, she is a wee one at 4 lbs. So happy for you that all worked out and she is home with her family.

Kindly, ldh

CACHANILLA73 said...

Awww....!!! thanks Heaven She is ok. I have a question, what breed is she? he have a dog that looks just like her, we were told by the people from which we adopted him, he was a Chinese crested, but he doesn't look like one!!!!!
I'll really appreciate your help. Thanks!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OMG that was the best welcome I have had in a long time....I just came by to thank you for coming by my birthday bash; what a kind gesture to come to a complete stranger and wish them well! THANK YOU! But then, I couldn't help but laugh out loud here (I fear I woke up my husband at 4:45am), but seeing how Pearl made it to "The Big House" just made me die laughing....then to scroll down to see that guilty face....wow.

You are so sweet to come by; how you found me, I don't know, but what a delight; do come by anytime for some silly French fun, a cup of tea, or a stroll down inspiration lane.....

Wishing you a fabulous Saturday! Anita

Melody said...

Oh Carrie, How scary for you. Know exactly how you were feelin. We had Rudy, our Norwedgian Elkhound Get loose at 9 mos. years ago. A radio personality announced that we were lookin for him...police, park rangers, homeowners, school kids at the park...everyone was looking for him. He was seen throughout the day and eventually picked up..exhausted..bedraggled.. and very happy to be home.
Thanks for stoppin by! So nice to meet a fellow DogMom and Embroidery Enthusiast!
We're now friends stitched together by embroidery threads!

koralee said...

What an adventure...so glad Pearl is back home. xoxo

Elyse said...

omg! poor little pearl. glad you didn't have to send her biscuits with a file baked inside. (guffaw)

happy she is home safe and sound. what a cutie she is.

xo
elyse

Shelley Germann said...

Carrie, I'm so glad to make it back to your blog and to hear dear Pearl is home safe. So glad you have a happy ending to your story.

Amy said...

Oh poor Pearl! Oh poor you! Thank goodness for those little chips. Both of my dogs have them. I'm glad all worked out.

Cathy said...

Oooohhh! So glad to see that Pearl is back safe and sound:)!

Happy Sunday!
Cathy

Kelly said...

Lucky Pearl!!! Good job she had the chip!! She is a gorgeous girl you must have been beside yourself to realise she had gone missing!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh!! Pearl is just precious. I would have been frantic!! I think it is SO cute that they 'never let her feet touch the ground' at the animal shelter! She is a beauty.

I have considered the micro chip and I'm going to ask my vet about it on our next visit! Thanks for the info!

xoxo
JAne

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear! Thank you, Carrie, for coming back and joining! You are so kind, and a very talented storyteller! I so look forward to more of your cottage adventures with Pearl and friends! And your crafts....being a teacher, I will have summer vacation and I so look forward to making more books, drawings, and other vintage items. Have a fun week, Carrie!

Anita

Secondhandrose said...

That made me chuckle but I'm glad everything turned out well. Happy Monday.

karen

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Carrie,
So happy that Pearl made it home safe and sound. She looks all tuckered out in that last pic. : (
I loved reading the history behind redwork. I have always admired it!!!
And your wonderful find from GW is just amazing. How interesting that the artist left the little cards inside about the 'making of'. : )
Have a good week,
M.L.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh my goodness! That must have been so scary for Miss Pearl! Both Braxton & Lulu are microchipped as well..good invention for sure! Hug her tightly today !

Kady said...

She's one lucky little girl! So glad they got her back to you, but if I'd been that neighbor and saw an obviously well groomed dog like yours, I'd have started knocking on doors - and I have done that for cats and dogs all my life. I want to give them every chance. Mine have the chips and thank goodness we've not had to use them. I'm SO happy she's back with you. Not so happy about your neighbor who could have checked in the neighborhood FIRST.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I am so glad Pearl is safe and home! We have both of our dogs chipped. Twyla

Christina said...

omgoodness! thank heavens that pearl is home safe.
xoxo

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