Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Cricket Goes Home

Merci:  Well, it's about time!

Rusty:  It's about time for what?  We've already had breakfast.

Merci:  It's about time our guest left so I can have my private room back..

Rusty:  That's not your private room.  That was our guest room for the past few days.

Merci:  Well, it's mine now!  I'm going to take a long nap.

Rusty:  I hate to spoil your plans, but you had better make that a short nap.  Jan is planning to break this dog crate down today.

Merci:  Then get out of my bedroom so I can enjoy some privacy.

Rusty:  Privacy?  You really think a room with bars is private?

Some of you have asked about our guest since we mentioned one in yesterday's post.  Here she is.  She was picked up on a country road on October 29th by a young woman who reached out for help to vet her from the local humane society (not a shelter!) because the dog has an injured eye.  She could not keep the dog there too long, so last Friday this old lady came to stay with us while we searched for her owner. 

It has been an interesting few days.  As any regular reader of this blog is aware, Marcus is not a gentle soul.  He is hyper and a bull in the china shop.  We all know to keep out of his way when he's excited but this dog was old and small (6 lbs when she arrived and 8 lbs yesterday).  She would be easily injured. 

So Jan spent the time playing musical dog crates.  When Marcus would go in his crate to nap, Jan would let the guest out.  When she went back in her crate to nap, Jan would open his door.  And then there were all those trips to the dog pen at all hours for pee/poop detail.  Marcus and the guest did meet on a few occasions, with Marcus checking her out doggy style.  The times when Marcus would go hysterical because he was about to go for a walk, or eat, or go outside to play fetch, he would wake her up and she would eventually give one high-pitched yelp that to Jan sounded very much like "SHUT UP"!

Merci slept in her bed against the outside of the guest crate, but she really, really, really wanted to move in!  Jan had to keep shooing her out.

Yesterday Jan and Kay (both with Upson Humane) started a serious Found Dog campaign on Facebook and the pictures/info were shared, shared, shared.  Jan shut down about 10 pm.  At 1:30 am, the owner suddenly saw her dog "all over facebook".  Barbara, the owner, called Jan this morning. 

Jan immediately called Kay and as she was telling her the news, that quickly the daughter-in-law Michelle was at our door, with Barbara on her cell phone.  Our guest responded to her voice.  There was no doubt those two were family!  Kay "flew" here for the reunion, too. 

Cricket the dog is a Reindeer Chihuahua and is older than we thought, about 20 or 21.  She had just wandered off and her family, fearing she was dead, had been frantically looking for her. 

Now you know who was visiting with us and why.  Michelle and Kay (above) are ecstatic Cricket is safely home. We are, too, and so are a whole lot of people on Facebook.

Merci: Will you guys please type quieter!  I'm trying to nap before Jan kicks me out of my room again.


  1. I am so glad this story has a happy ending.

  2. Thanks for helping that little sweetie and we are glad the homecoming happened!!!

  3. YAY!! So glad you were able to help out and get her back home

  4. Hari OM
    OMD that is just the bestest story I heard all year!!! Well done Marcus and Merci and the whole of the farm and especially to Jan fur getting things so organised that this darling aged one could be returned to her rightful place!!! congrats to all.... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. Fantastic that Cricket is back home! And fantastic that you rearranged your lives for a little while to accommodate the wee visitor. Once again, for as much of a pain FB is, it can really help out too! YAY!

  6. Yippee! Hooray that Cricket found her peeps:)
    Thanks so much for helping her while she waited for her reunion.

  7. What a nice story. We love happy endings.

    The Florida Furkids

  8. It's so nice to see you all again. What a great story about little Cricket!

  9. We are so glad Crickets people found her. Paws Paws to you for giving her a safe place to stay until she could be reunited.

  10. How awesome that this senior girl's human was found! I love happy endings.

  11. Oh Jan and the Funny Farmers, this literally brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful ending to this story! Thank you all for being so loving of Cricket. :)

  12. Oh this is FABULOUS!! Jan you are an Angel and the BEST and the World sure needs more people like you! Soooo happy for the family and the woofie!!!! DakotasDen

  13. I LOVE a happy ending!!!!

  14. We're so glad da poor old gal found her peeps again. Fank ya'll fur helpin' her. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  15. Oh, this made us cry happy tears! Thank you, Jan (and all the Funny Farmers) for letting Cricket stay there until she was reunited with her family. We love happy endings!

  16. Yay! I'm sure Cricket is happy to be home!

  17. Sorry that we've behind but looks like this is s pawsome news!!

  18. A real life story with a happy ending ~ we love those.
    Sweet William The Scot

  19. New post coming soon. We hope. :)

  20. Wow! That was a really fortunate reunion! We are so happy Cricket was reunited with her family and that she is safe thanks to you, Jan and a few others too :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  21. This was such good news I had to read it twice!!
    It made me so happy to see such a happy reunion.
    Lots of licks, your good friend Morrie :)

  22. Oh my goodness! How wonderful to hear such happy news! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang.

  23. What a great story!
    Thank you for sharing...

    Noodle and crew

  24. Wow! We are so happy to hears Cricket's owner was found!


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