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
Star Publications
Menara Star
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 or sms to 016-6319018.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Brownie said...

Oh no! I'll pray for his safe return
Please come home, Doji!

Just Sharlene and the Spice Cats said...

We are sorry to hear about Doji. Unfortunately sost dogs/cats are very common and a small percentage are actually found. Being lost for a few weeks now, we hope that Doji is safe and have found a good home elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ellen,

Please check out this mixed spitz that was found at Sec 17, PJ (about a week after Doji went missing).....he's being cared for by the person who found him (had some injuries).....

Ellen Whyte said...

Hi Cathy, that isn't Doji but thanks for the heads-up. Hope you come back and tell us if you have a blog?

Anonymous said...

Hi Ellen,

I was really hoping that the missing dog was Doji....I can imagine what a wreak I'll be if I lost any of my pets.....

I have a blog but it's still work in progress. :)

I absolutely LOVE your stories of Aw and Target!

Ellen Whyte said...

Thanks! :-)

e.V.e.L.y.N said...

i hope Doji will be back soon and i understand how does it feel when missing one of our love pets and hope he could find someone can caring him..

Sassy Kat said...

I will pray hard for your neighbor's doggie to get back to the right home.
Merry late Christmas, hope it was a happy one, and Happy early New Year!!!!

Glad you liked CCSI IV!

~CovertOperations78~ said...

Poor Doji! Where could he be? Shall we form a search team to look for him? I will come over. Just let me know if his people need help.

Puss-in-Boots said...

How sad to have a pet go missing. Hopefully he will eventually turn up.

I hope Browny finds a loving home. I feel sorry for pets whose owners abandon them when they grow big. They must be so bewildered.

Happy New Year.