It was yesterday at approximately 9:30AM that I received a call from my neighbor who also happens to be the daughter of our V-E-T, also our neighbor. She states that one of my Boxers is loose and the police were trying to catch him/her. I assumed that it was Lucy so I called the police dispatch because I work 30 mins from my home. To my surprise I realized, it was Calhoun. So I tell them his name and that he's friendly so don't shoot him or anything.
I drive WAY to fast to get home and on my way, the officer on the scene calls my cell phone to tell me that they had to MACE him because he jumped on another dog. A lady was pushing a stroller and walking her chocolate lab and he jumped the lab. OMG!!! This is NOT the Calhoun I raised! Calhoun has accepted dogs into our home on numerous occasions.
But I know the dog and she lets him pee in our yard and sometimes on the fence post that Calhoun is restrained behind. He is too big to be on a flex-lead. I have to say she doesn't have control over him. Talk about making Calhoun angry. They DO NOT like each other.
Anyway, I FINALLY get there after what seems like eternity and Calhoun is walking around peeing on bushes. He won't come to me- probably because I am running around like an idiot in heels. So I leave the police with Calhoun while I run home for some bribery food and my running shoes.
By the time I get back, Calhoun has agreed to be captured! He is quickly placed in my backseat. And I am promptly given a ticket for $242!!! Luckily, the policeman was really nice. I was very upset that Calhoun attacked that other dog. Luckily everyone was okay. Thank GOD I am not being sued. Hopefully, when I go to court in April, he will drop the ticket if Calhoun can act right until then.
So how did he get loose you ask? Well, he head-butted the chain-link fence until it came loose from the posts and he escaped underneath. So Calhoun is Blogville's newest criminal.
PS I am truly taking this seriously as Calhoun could've been put on doggie death row. I am VERY aware of the awful consequences that could've come from this. I will be working to fix the fence this weekend and until then, he's only going out on a leash. AND we'll be re-visting his recall... AGAIN.