We here at Jan's Funny Farm are struggling to figure out why you did this terrible thing. Was it a husband who wanted to "punish" his wife by abandoning her dogs and driving away? Was it a woman who lost her job and could no longer afford to keep these ex-members of your household? Or was it a cold-hearted hyena's butt that thought it was funny? There are any number of guesses to be made but no facts except one. Some human dumped them.
Sunday when Buddy, Merci & Sam took Jan for her evening walk, the Chihuahuas were by one of the mill gates, a frequent dumping area for unwanted dogs and cats. The mouthy chocolate one with the spindly legs tried to approach us dogs -- one of his own kind -- but we barked back at him to keep his distance. We don't allow other dogs near Jan during our walks. That is poor canine etiquette. We'll gladly let Jan help them, but they must come to the front door like other guests.
We continued our walk and ran into a couple of others out walking who saw the dogs and wanted to help, but they wanted to avoid humans. The chocolate one barked and ran around like a hyper whirlwind. The tan and white one just lay by the gate without a sound. Was it sick, injured, exhausted from spending hours in the hot sun without water (example, our heat index today is 116 degrees F), or depressed after waiting hours for the heartless human to return for them?
Jan took us home and returned with food and water for the dogs, but, although the chocolate one barked at her from a distance, they both disappeared under the gate and onto padlocked private mill property before she reached them. Monday evening a neighbor excitedly knocked on our door to say she and her husband had seen the tan & white dog going up the steps and entering a building through a broken glass door. They left diet dog food and water. Jan went up and added some of our dog food, but evidently the dogs never found it.
Tuesday morning we were passing the area when Buddy's keen hound sense of smell caught the tan & white dog's scent. It was under a bush, so well hidden that until we reached the fence and the dog raised its head, Jan couldn't see it. It just stared at us. Again, it didn't make any sound. Jan raced us home, grabbed food, water, a camera and a leash (just in case), but as fast as she moved, it was gone when she got back. (Buddy: Well, Jan moved fast, but, sorry furries, when a guy's gotta poop, he's just gotta poop! So she was delayed a few minutes.)
Neither dog has been seen since. Even though the mill crew is not working in that area, they supposedly are keeping an eye out for the dogs. They had one sighting of the tan and white dog but nothing yesterday. Did the chocolate one move on and leave his companion behind. Or ..... Will either dog be found alive? They don't have much of a chance unless they can find a clean water source somewhere. And they need nourishment.
The property is large, with numerous buildings. Between the work crews and vandals, there are any number of ways for them to get inside buildings, where either or both could fall into a pit, break bones or just be unable to climb out, and die or ... And there are many bushes around the buildings. These dogs are so small, they can easily hide.
We assume, heartless human, you figured you were doing the dogs a favor. Aw, they're so cute, someone will rescue them right away. Well, guess again. They're scared and hiding, so no one has been able to rescue them. We hope you can't sleep at night for wondering and worrying. But we figure you are probably sleeping very well and feeling very proud of yourself for "humanely" resolving the problem of what to do with two little Chihuahuas you didn't want, for whatever reason. There was nothing humane about abandoning them .... anywhere!
So, tell us, heartless human, what were you thinking? And how could you do this to two little Chihuahuas?
Or any other animal!
(s) JFF -- Crystal, Cotton, Merci, Cyndi, Percy, Cameron, Buddy, Rusty & Sam