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Lost dogs in West Macgregor

By johnboy - 14 March 2013 13

lost dogs

This in overnight:

Missing in West Macgregor

Both are very friendly and microchipped.

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Lost dogs in West Macgregor
LSWCHP 9:19 pm 19 Mar 13

Genie said :

LSWCHP said :

Masquara said :

poetix said :

Those dogs will have developed a taste for rabbit by now.

And mutton …

Yeah. They’re bloody lucky mutts. Where I grew up, two dogs, particularly big dogs, roaming unattended in farmland would’ve each copped a .222 through the ear and nobody would’ve thought anything of it. Sounds harsh, but when a man’s livelihood is dependent on the wellbeing of his sheep, anything that threatens his sheep gets pretty short shrift.

There is apparently a farmer out that way that shots anything on site. But most farmers are used to seeing stray dogs out that way ever since West Magreggor was built.

Very lucky to have them home.

Yep. This explains it pretty well. It mentions a local grazier who lost $25000 worth of lambs to wild dogs in one season. That’s $25000 out of that mans pocket that he would’ve used to feed his family, which might explain a lack of tolerance towards roaming dogs among graziers.

If you live near farmland then keep your dogs secure.

Genie 8:58 am 19 Mar 13

LSWCHP said :

Masquara said :

poetix said :

Those dogs will have developed a taste for rabbit by now.

And mutton …

Yeah. They’re bloody lucky mutts. Where I grew up, two dogs, particularly big dogs, roaming unattended in farmland would’ve each copped a .222 through the ear and nobody would’ve thought anything of it. Sounds harsh, but when a man’s livelihood is dependent on the wellbeing of his sheep, anything that threatens his sheep gets pretty short shrift.

There is apparently a farmer out that way that shots anything on site. But most farmers are used to seeing stray dogs out that way ever since West Magreggor was built.

Very lucky to have them home.

LSWCHP 12:44 am 19 Mar 13

poetix said :

LSWCHP said :

Masquara said :

poetix said :

Those dogs will have developed a taste for rabbit by now.

And mutton …

Yeah. They’re bloody lucky mutts. Where I grew up, two dogs, particularly big dogs, roaming unattended in farmland would’ve each copped a .222 through the ear and nobody would’ve thought anything of it. Sounds harsh, but when a man’s livelihood is dependent on the wellbeing of his sheep, anything that threatens his sheep gets pretty short shrift.

Are you slowly turning into Captain RAAF? Though the cat is his bête noir (-:

A strange question. I’m who I am, and I don’t plan on turning into anybody else now or in the immediate future.

My family have been peasant farmers since my great-great-grandparents arrived here in the 1850’s. It was, and still is, a bloody hard life that few people in Canberra would ever understand. A few sheep and some pigs and chooks can be all that stand between you and hunger.

If I was a local farmer and I’d seen those dogs heading for my sheep, I would have shot them because that’s what you do so that you can continue to feed your family. It’s unpleasant, but that’s the way it is.

I don’t wish those dogs harm, and I’m glad it all turned out well, but I still believe that what I say is true. Perhaps the local cockies are more used to domestic strays, but for whatever reason those dogs are bloody lucky to be alive.

poetix 11:00 pm 18 Mar 13

LSWCHP said :

Masquara said :

poetix said :

Those dogs will have developed a taste for rabbit by now.

And mutton …

Yeah. They’re bloody lucky mutts. Where I grew up, two dogs, particularly big dogs, roaming unattended in farmland would’ve each copped a .222 through the ear and nobody would’ve thought anything of it. Sounds harsh, but when a man’s livelihood is dependent on the wellbeing of his sheep, anything that threatens his sheep gets pretty short shrift.

Are you slowly turning into Captain RAAF? Though the cat is his bête noir (-:

LSWCHP 10:49 pm 18 Mar 13

Masquara said :

poetix said :

Those dogs will have developed a taste for rabbit by now.

And mutton …

Yeah. They’re bloody lucky mutts. Where I grew up, two dogs, particularly big dogs, roaming unattended in farmland would’ve each copped a .222 through the ear and nobody would’ve thought anything of it. Sounds harsh, but when a man’s livelihood is dependent on the wellbeing of his sheep, anything that threatens his sheep gets pretty short shrift.

Masquara 10:12 pm 18 Mar 13

poetix said :

Those dogs will have developed a taste for rabbit by now.

And mutton …

poetix 10:07 pm 18 Mar 13

Those dogs will have developed a taste for rabbit by now.

EvanJames 9:11 pm 18 Mar 13

That is awesome, what on earth were they up to? Hunting?! Very happy to hear there’s a good ending.

schmeah 8:55 pm 18 Mar 13

Genie said :

Happy to report after 5 nights these cheeky buggers were found out bush near Ginninderra Falls.. The family had provided photos to the farmers out that way and one of them spotted them and returned them home.

The family is relieved they are finally home.

That is excellent news, clearly a breed of hardy dogs! I also think it’s awesome your dogs stayed together over that time on their journey! If it were my dogs ..

Genie 6:41 pm 18 Mar 13

Happy to report after 5 nights these cheeky buggers were found out bush near Ginninderra Falls.. The family had provided photos to the farmers out that way and one of them spotted them and returned them home.

The family is relieved they are finally home.

Genie 2:43 pm 14 Mar 13

Still no sign. Got a possible sighting a few streets away – their owner is off to check now. She’s devastated. Was out all night looking.

Bender I believe is a boxer cross. He’s about 7+ years old and Malaki is a husky, sorry was mistaken, and is only about 2 years old.

They were discovered missing around 1130am on the 13th March

Solidarity 12:38 pm 14 Mar 13

interesting looking boxer, i’m used to them having a shorter snout

will keep an eye out

miska_chick 12:13 pm 14 Mar 13

Awesome names, I know that episode well.

Hope the pups are located and reunited with their owner soon.

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