Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Canine Duplicates

What are the odds the day would come someone would waken Jan early in the morning to ask if she has 3 dogs she keeps outside - a brown hound, a white hunting dog, and another dog.

Yes, this actually happened yesterday. Jan didn't believe we were barking at someone but there was a neighbor woman Jan hadn't met at the door asking about the three dogs. The neighbor found them on her carport when she opened her back door. Jan is not a morning person so she stood on the porch in her robe thinking, But I just put them outside to talk to you. 

She looked across the street.  A brown hound came around the bushes, followed by a white and liver hunting dog (with bigger splotches).  And then a long-haired, dark dog came flying around the neighbor's house in hot pursuit of the neighbor's cat.  The neighbor didn't bother with the steps.  She leaped off the porch and started running for home. Jan thought about helping but by the time she could have gotten dressed, whatever was happening would be finished. There wasn't any screeching so at least the cat was safe.

Jan was nervous when we walked her an hour later. She kept watching for the other dogs and warned another dog walker to keep her eyes open when we passed.  We don't know whether the dogs moved on or if Animal Control picked them up, but we figure they weren't welcome across the street after chasing a pet cat.

Jan still has a problem believing that happened.  Who would have guessed someone would have 3 similar dogs and they'd end up across the street early one morning?  Since Jan put us in our backyard pen after we woke her, we saw the dogs and all we can say is we don't think that other dog looked anything like Merci.

Have a purring and tail wagging day.



  1. That's pretty wild! What's the likelyhood!?
    That's when you need the morning do-over...a re-wind to the usual morning wakeup routine :)

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  2. doggie doppelgangers!

  3. Thank goodness for unique and rare Merci!!!! Wow what a crazy start to Jan's day!! Me and Charlie hope you doggies stay safe and with Jan!!

    We hope those other dogs are in safe hands now too!

    Take care

  4. Maybe it was all a dream:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and ciara

  5. That is really a wacky way to start the day!

  6. It's like a Twilight Zone episode!

  7. Have you seen any unusual pod-like plants in your area lately?

  8. Strange, indeed! And the poor chased kitty! We hope Jan's day gets "normaler" for her from there.

  9. Sounds like you are being framed! Jeepers!

  10. MOL & BOL, We hopes the impostors are somewhere safe and back where they belong. Glad the kitty got away.

  11. Kinda creepy, I must say. Hope the dopplegangers are okay.
    Thank you, by the way, for your dedicated votes for Modest Needs. There is an update on my blog.
    (((hugs))) and purrrrrrs,
    and Mama Carol

  12. What a strange story and truly hard to believe. It's bad those other woofies could ruin your reputation! We hope everyone is back to safety now.
    Siena & Chilli

  13. I was beginning to think woo might be banned from khoming by my khorner -

    I'm glad woo three didn't go on a walk-a-bout -

    PeeEssWoo: I do think the poor khanine in the UK that was dumped by some effin' idiot khould be a long lost khousin to Merci

  14. how weird. did someone sneak in and grab samples and do a clone-ectomy or something... perhaps it was part of a 'heres you brain upon morning hours' tv shoot. lol! did i just see what i saw? reality thing. hehehe.

    SO glad the kitty was okay.

  15. Sounds like Jan had a interesting way to start a day!
    Kisses and hugs

  16. Definately a case of mistaken pawidentity!!

    Gald you are all well safe and sound.

    Thanks for visiting us..we got back to blog land a few weeks ago. So busy trying to catch up with everyone.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx


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