Friday, December 26, 2008
Doji is missing
Doji the dog next door went missing a few weeks ago. I thought he was out with his mum and dad a lot so it was a few days before I realised he'd gone missing. And as his dad wanted to give him a bath because of ticks (I know! I told him about Frontline!) Doji wasn't wearing his collar.
I hope that little dog has found a good home with people who think he's a stray. Doji was a kind and gentle person. We miss him.
Missing pets are always a nightmare. I've taken an interest in search and rescue for some time now, and have found some interesing papers online about the science of hunting for lost people.
However, there isn't one for lost dogs, which makes me think we should write one. I've made a start in tomorrow's Dog Talk article in The Star that talks about how to find lost pets.
In the meantime, here are some interesting web sites to check out:
Predicting Lost Person Behaviour: a basic overview of how the science works.
Behaviour Characteristicts (of the Lost) from the Canadian BC Council. Great if you have lost your kid while out nature rambling!
Also, if you're in Malaysia, send in a snap of your cat or dog with a caption and win a gift basket from Heartguard (dogs) or Friskies (cats). Send entry to:
Katz Tales and Dog Talk Photo Competition
15 Jalan 16/11
Petaling Jaya 46350
Don't forget to include your name, town and contact number so the prize can be sent to your home/office.
The picture is this week's Adopt Me! candidate Browny.
Browny was taught to sit and shake paws when he was little. But when he grew up, his family didn’t want to feed him.
Today he is at Friends Furry Farm where he gets on well with people and dogs. This 2 year old neutered male dog now needs a loving home.
He’s had his injections, heartworm and worming tablets. If you want to adopt him please email sabrinayeap AT gmail.com or sms to 016-6319018.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!