Dogs wondering off to die?

   / Dogs wondering off to die? #62  
My 16 yr old cat JJ was getting older didnt see so well, slept a lot more, always went in and out the doggie door. Had a crew to put on a new roof and she ran away July29 0f last year. printed 100 fliers ,we live in the country with half mile driveway from paved rd. put fliers out for miles. Nothing no neighbor sighting , just vanished. whatever it was i hope it was quick for her. I have joked that i would rather wife ran off than the cat. Havent been able to cry ,even though im sure she is not coming home.Damn , I miss her. Sorry for all who have lost a pet, Have own graveyard with multiple cats n dogs buried, all their tags are on a big ring on the front doorknob,all but JJs, every time the doggie door makes a noise i look for her,but it is always one of the other ones.
We had a cat do that this fall. He was a stray that showed up at our house in SC two weeks before we moved; all beat to h3ll and scrawny. We named him Harlan and brought him to VA with us. 8 1/2 years and whoosh... we let him out one night and never have seen him again. Man... he was a good cat.
 
   / Dogs wondering off to die? #63  
We had a cat do that this fall. He was a stray that showed up at our house in SC two weeks before we moved; all beat to h3ll and scrawny. We named him Harlan and brought him to VA with us. 8 1/2 years and whoosh... we let him out one night and never have seen him again. Man... he was a good cat.
He probably was trying to go back home to SC.
My in laws had a tomcat "Meece", amazing cat and at 21 started going downhill. Then he just disappeared one day. We looked everywhere in the neighborhood, I mean everywhere. No luck.
A few years passed, Wife's Dad died, then her Mom. Wife decided to sell the house she grew up in, the house her parents bought new in 1932.
I went by one last time alone. Just one last walk through one night. Down in the basement I was looking at what junk was left behind, then as I started up the wooden steps I saw something with my flashlight under the stairs in the dirt. I reached through and it was an old cat collar, the tag said Meece.
At last the mystery was solved.
 
   / Dogs wondering off to die? #64  
The dumb ones must be city dwellers...

It's comical watching 3 or 4 doing their best to get a turkey dinner... the Turkeys scatter and take flight...
 
   / Dogs wondering off to die? #65  
Last spring my very young Cocker Spaniel chased a small group of turkeys. Around the bend he went - I heard a great commotion - back he came in rapid retreat. He learned a lesson.
 
   / Dogs wondering off to die? #67  
Last spring my very young Cocker Spaniel chased a small group of turkeys. Around the bend he went - I heard a great commotion - back he came in rapid retreat. He learned a lesson.

 
 
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