Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The "Village" Found Monk

Monk is safe.  Using Facebook and cross-posting, he was spotted 3 days in a row by Foeste Nursery.  Today,  a girl kept him in sight as they called me.  By the time I got there, he had gone to the back.  She had to leave but showed me where he had been behind the Senior Center.  I left an open crate with food (he likes crates), then started walking and calling his name.  Came to a muddy track - looked down and saw paw prints going the opposite way.  Noticed a diversion channel.  Walked down there - saw deer prints - looked up and there was Monk, at the bridge over the channel at Lombardo.  I kept calling his name, he started walking through the channel away from me under the bridge.  I walked above him, slowly, kept calling, got to the other side of the road and saw him at the edge of the grass and field.  He was ready to run; I called again; he stopped and looked.  I turned sideways, slowly bent down in a squat, opened my arms, called, and this feral scared dog came running to me, putting his head right in my hands as I slipped the leash over his head.  He was done running - he didn't want to walk - I had to carry him back to the crate and let me rest before I took him to the car. 

Monk is no longer up for adoption.  Monk is a Silverwalk mascot.   I will still work with him per a rescue friend's suggestions but no one else.  He has earned his home and he has made it clear where his home is.  I am not adopting him - Silverwalk Hounds is his home.  


4 comments:

Bella and Daisy said...

Yay Monk!!!

I am sooo glad you found him. One of my worries is the girls getting loose, especially Bella who just runs when she is scared.

bigmuttlover said...

What a happy ending to this story. I was so worried but it looks like Monk actually has 2 happy endings, his run on the loose ended safely AND his homelessness ended today as well. He is a very lucky pup! Thank you for all you do.

Roberta @ Silverwalk said...

Thank you both for your comments. Yes, it is terrifying when a dog goes astray, particularly when you know they will run, like Bella or were feral, like Monk. He has been with me since 2008 and will be with me forever - thank God :).

Angus said...

You must be so relieved . What a happy ending .