View Full Version : The Damn Dog has gone AWOL again!

John Falstaff
13-11-03, 22:59
Hi Everyone,

Once again the two dogs escaped from the garden again! Fifteen minutes of shouting and whistling got one back. (She promptly ate two dinners.) The other remains missing.


If you see an amiable 45 kg dog on the loose - keep her! There is thick fog here and I heard the flock of geese 'going off' about half a mile away! What to do? Find the dog and kick her up the arse?

She keeps on doing this and I'm getting fed up.

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13-11-03, 23:04
Give it more alcohol then will stop from walking of!


What type of dog is it?

13-11-03, 23:06
Hi John http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif
can only send sympathy as I had a dog that was allways straying :rolleyes:
Never again will I have a dog :D ;)

John Falstaff
13-11-03, 23:15
Oh, it gets better! Now the one who came back has gone missing, and the missing one has come back (at least this time not smelling of slurry). Tonight is the night the rubbish is put out, they've probably spent a couple of hours ripping open people rubbish bags.

I just hope they don't mess with the poultry. People will possibly shoot them. If they mess with the geese, the latter will deal with them! And if they survive the first shots in the morning, from the hunters will have them trying to hide in the house out of fear!

Rant, rave etc:


[ 13. November 2003, 23:16: Message edited by: John Falstaff ]

13-11-03, 23:32
It's a good job you don't live near Annacia, or they might well feature in her next recipe.... :eek:

John Falstaff
14-11-03, 00:16
Now both have gone missing again!


I only hope they're doing a Bank Job or something worthwhile!


14-11-03, 00:23
Would they share the loot with you or will they take the money and run?

Evening Sir John. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

I do hope they return to you safely.

John Falstaff
14-11-03, 00:25
They're probably half way to Brazil by now. :(

14-11-03, 00:28
I know how you feel: we have to keep my dog tied when he's outside because he loves to run off to hunt...anything that moves: rabbits, birds, mice. He can be within sight but seems to become deaf when off his lead, & no amount of calling will entice him home until he exhausts himself. My chief worry is that he'll become lost, but my husband always says he'll find his way home.

I'm sure your dogs will find their way home soon too, John.

Let us know when they're both safe.

John Falstaff
14-11-03, 01:04
Two minutes calling - they are both back, sans loot (they must have buried it) and I've sruffed them full of bread. Hopefully they will go to their little cabin and stay there!

I don't know what they were doing - I hope they've not left forensic evidence for a law suit though. If so they are on their own!



John Falstaff
14-11-03, 01:06
P.S. Tazmine they are not 'safe', they may yet learn the meaning of a size 11 (UK) Doctor Martin's boot!


14-11-03, 01:07


14-11-03, 01:10
Great news Sir John. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

John Falstaff
14-11-03, 01:10
Thanks RobBo,

I suspect the dogs would be even more afraid of a dancing banana, than I would be!

John Falstaff
14-11-03, 02:02
Thanks Everybody!

What I want to know is how Neil found my picture?


14-11-03, 09:12
Hey John!!!!!!
Here's a message from your babies!!!!


14-11-03, 09:18
John, I am relieved to hear the news!!! Have you got no fence around your house/garden to keep them safe? Also, have you microchipped them and possibly spayed/neutered them? I know, a chip isn't much use if they get killed by hunters but...you know what I mean!

14-11-03, 09:19
Great pic!!! I have one with a cat with a beer and remote control. Really funny!!
Have you considered fencing in your garden/back yard? We did a couple of years ago....we have 4 dogs...and we've never regretted it. We know our babies are safe and not getting into trouble. Best of all, they don't have to be tied, they can run loose inside the fencing. We have quite a large backyard so they have a huge area to run in.

14-11-03, 09:38
well, looks like once again we are thinking the same thing at the same time!!!!! Creepy huh?!?!?!

John Falstaff
14-11-03, 20:43
Hi all,


In answer to some questions. When I first moved here I took all sorts of measures to seal off the garden. Everything I (and my father) did was useless. The dogs (who have been done), who are also known as the X committee!, still got out.

So I spent hundreds of Euros on fencing most of the garden and blocking off various ways out. This worked for about three days. The X committee then, with help from my neighbour, found another way out!

So I arranged with this mason to fence the last bit off. I bought the sand, cement etc:. But then the guy never showed up. I've not been able to find anyone else. :(

Most of the workers/firms are fully employed and simply won't look at such a small job. So the X committee are free to roam as they want!


14-11-03, 20:52
Well then John, nothing else for it 'fraid: DIY. Great British past time!


[ 14. November 2003, 20:57: Message edited by: tippucat ]

14-11-03, 20:57
Tippu, you just pinched my advice :rolleyes: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif


John Falstaff
14-11-03, 21:08
Tried that, but experience has taught that if you don't know what your doing (ie:me) the X Committee gets out. The posts, and especially the corner ones, have to be set in deep concrete as does the bottom of the fence, or tunneling will occur. The fence has also to be taut, using horizontal wires and a tightening ratchet thingy, otherwise they batter it down. It's only DIY if you know what you're doing and I don't!

If you're volunteering your services .... well that's another matter!


14-11-03, 21:32
Hmmmm....a weekend in France....put up a couple of fence posts....tighten a bit of wire....eat good food and drink good french wine...sounds good to me http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Just a pity that I have never done it before or my wife and I would jump at the chance http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Early in the new year we are planning a trip to Paris; any other places of interest you could recommend John, anybody??


14-11-03, 21:40
dont worry john, i'll build u a wall or sommet, im quite good at it, i love to do things with my hands http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif
and since it's you i'll even do it for free...all i'll require is the occasion cuppa tea/coffee

John Falstaff
14-11-03, 21:58
Thanks Genocide, I appreciate the offer! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Aza, sorry I can't produce the link, but on 1st September Andomeda_eats asked a similar question about Paris (search 'Paris') and you'll find whatever advice I can offer!


14-11-03, 21:58
Well, I'm good at directing....Does that mean I have an invite, still?

14-11-03, 22:31
Geesh..............we must have really dumb dog's!!!!! They've never gotten out....not once.............LOLLOL!!!!!!

14-11-03, 22:49
Thanks a lot John, just reading the thread as we speak http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif


14-11-03, 22:58
Cheers John; we shall take your advice, they all sound like wonderful places. We will have to plan our weekend very carefully to see as much as possible http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif


14-11-03, 23:22
sht post falsie you gay twt http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

15-11-03, 06:42
And I see your dogs have gotten loose on you too Moonwalker http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif