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I should have been a PI...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by G-S-T, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. G-S-T

    G-S-T Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    I so happy right now, just though I would share it with you guys.

    I did have 2 dogs, but I decided to give one to a close friend for 2 reasons, first being that 2 dogs was just destroying my house. The second being that she is a single mum with 3 young kids who love dogs.

    So Cracker has been at her new home for a good few months. This Thursday she escaped from her new home and her new owner has been going out of her mind looking for her. She didnt have my new contact number so I only found out tonight when I was playing around on Facebook and seen an update about it.

    I was mortified at the news because the new owner lives in a pretty shitty area and the kids round there are right little scallys. Dog fights are rife and all I could think about was that Cracker had been sold to some scumbags.

    So the new owners had tried everything, phoned the police, RSPCA, dog warden, even made a facebook page and for 4 days they struck out.

    As soon as I heard the news I went out in my car and drove down the the new owners house and thought like a dog. There is a huge field right close by so I knew she would have been straight on there, then on the other side is an estate with hundreds of closed roads. I drove around for a while and found a load of youths hanging around the corner shop and asked them if they had seen a white dog running around, they said their mate found one a few days ago. So they took me to his house, he then took me to another ladies house who had the dog for 2 days and then got her friend to hand it in, so another car trip across the estate to a third house and low and behold they had handed her in today.

    A few phone calls later and we now have 1 happy dog, 1 elated ex owner and 3 kids that are over the moon to have Cracker back.

    So for 4 days they struck a blank, within 30 mins I had solved the case. CSI Liverpool much...

    Cracker with Millie
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  2. bakxos

    bakxos Regular Member

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    Nice dog mate:)
    Well done for getting him back!:))
     
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  3. MeetTheVirus

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    Thats an awesome story with a happy ending, thanks for the share mate! :)

    I had a dog that ended up getting out when I was in highschool. I did the same thing as you and went on a mission to find him. Well I found him just not in a good way, he ended up getting hit by a car and was done already by the time I got to him.

    +1 for happy family and kids!
     
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  4. Kaistar

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    All's well that ends well innit, well done ;-)
    Same around here where I live, some pretty bad places that you really don't want to be in if you don't have any business being there.

    What part of Liverpool is it anyway, I work around there quite often, might know it :p

    Nice looking dog anyway, i'm sure in the wrong hands it would have been pitted :S
     
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    I think Animal Planet is going to contact you for a british 'Dog Whisperer'
     
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  6. G-S-T

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    When they were puppies
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  7. gianni

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    Glad to see a happy ending.

    However, that family should spend more of their time with the dog. I don't mean just having it around buy playing with it, talking YES TALKING to it, carressing it and so on.

    Dogs are like people, some do not acknowledge it but they are.
    Having a dog for 13 years now, having it listen my every command and never run away I know what I am talking about.

    If I tell mine to open the door it will go and open it. If I tell it to open the fridge and bring me a sandwich it will do that (no kidding). Same thing applies to bringing me the slippers, laptop, shoes or a leash. Sit, wait, guard, fetch, wiggle tail, turn, and all other crap. I don't even have to use any signs. Purely verbal or purely signaling will have same effects. Same applies to me. He tells me exactly when he's hungry, thirsty, needs to go poop or pee, when he's in pain or when he's bored and wants to go out. I treat him as if I had a kid. Dog whisperer ain't got shit on the two of us. :cool:

    Treat dogs as human children. They may not be able to do math and talk, but they are very VERY aware and when it runs away it usually means it's bored and does not get enough "running space" to exhaust it's batteries or that it's abused. It's highly doubtful it's abused in that family so most likely it's not getting enough exercise and genuine human contact.
     
  8. G-S-T

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    Its funny you say that because the black dog is still with me and he gets treated like a son, he goes everywhere with me. If I go for a drive then he is there in the passenger seat. He can understand sentences rather than 1 word commands.

    I will be so sad to leave him behind for a year when I leave for Australia next week :(

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    Good story. And the white one looks like a pitbull.
     
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  10. G-S-T

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    They are both Staff crosses. From the same litter too, but if you look at them both you would not think it.

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  11. gianni

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    Kudos to you for being a proper owner! You are treating him properly.
    It pisses me off when I see dogs so neglected with shitty owners. Nothing I can do about it but it still pisses me off. What's even worse is them thinking people like you and me overdo our attachments to ours. Bullshit I say.


    Yeah, sentences are the way to go. I almost never use 1 word commands except when I'm pissed at him for doing some shit. It's always sentence like "Im hungry, can you go there and get me that banana". He goes to the kitchen, jumps on the chair, leans on the table and swipes a banana from the bowl. You have to see it to believe it. :D

    If you're leaving and you are ALONE, eg he's the only person he is attached that much to then prep for scenario when he doesn't eat. Find a substitute, possibly someone with a female dog so he'll get occupied with in the mean time. I have that happening all the time when I leave for a few days. 1-2 days he's used to it, any longer and his depression really kicks in.

    Have you considered taking him with you? If there's a possibility you should really do it. I missed my little fucker so much when I was living away for 2 years during studies. The ONLY reason why I'm still at home is cause of him. Can't part with him, we've been through too much together.


    Here's mine (notice my proud mom in the background doing *like a boss* pose)
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    Here he's making out with his girlfriend. He prefers brunettes. He got that after me. :p
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    And yeah, he can fly too :D
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    My lab, Phoebe is better known in the local neighborhood than I am. All the local businesses greet her by name when I take her with me, and only about half of them even acknowledge me when I go by myself.

    If I robbed a bank, I could take her with me and no one would even notice me.
     
  13. gianni

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    I can relate. :(

    It has it's upsides though.
    *hint, use that to your advantage and take her for a walk in the park where lots of hot women are relaxing at. ;)*
     
  14. G-S-T

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    He is lovely, looks like he has a lot of energy. When I leave my dog will be going to my mothers house. I have spent the last week prepping everything there. New fence, resurfaced the garage, built a large dog pen and kennel. He wont be out in the yard much because there is somebody home there pretty much all the time.

    My dog already spends time at my mothers because I leave him there if im out partying or away for a weekend, so there wont be any issues with him being lonely or depressed.

    I have struck a few deals with friends also, example being: I gave one friend my PS3 and the games in exchange that he goes up 3-4 times a week and plays fetch or tug of war with the dog for 30 mins. Plus my mother is like super-gran, there is always one of my brothers kids there to keep him entertained.

    I did already look into bringing him over to Australia with me, if I decide to stay there and meet a nice auzzie chick then I will certainly put it in motion.
     
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    Great job GST. Now hopefully that dog won't run away for a while.
     
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    sounds 1000x better than a person
     
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    For some reason my wife of 40 years frowns on this..

    I try to explain that I look at scantily clad women for the same reason she reads travel brochures, I just want to see places I ain't never gonna get to visit.
     
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    Your story is quite nice..! and white one is looking good. Dogs are also like people, some do not act knowledge it but they are.
     
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    Is the white one a pitbull? Cute