So I was driving home from school...and I see this lady walking her dog on the road "connecting" toward my cul de sac and I see that it's a corgi.

*looks at the corgi from behind* and I'm thinking..."Aww...that's a cute corgi...that's cool that there's another corgi owner in my neighborhood.....
*passes by to look at the side of the corgi* gosh....it looks awefully a lot like Ein...It can't be Ein. He's at home.
*slows down from 25 to like 5 mph and look at the front of the corgi* Huh?....OMG..it IS Ein!

The lady asked me if this was my dog, and I said yes. She found him wandering a block away, she took him to the vet and scanned his microchip and by the address, she knew that it was our house. She says she walks her dog(s) around our cul de sac and recognized our corgis behind the fencing. She asked if the other one got out. I said I didn't know.

I thanked her many times, and brought Ein back in and checked the backyard and I let out a big sigh of relief, Brian was still there. I looked around the sides of the house to see how Ein got out; and the side gate was slightly ajar...I'm thinking he squeezed through it. She told me around what time she found him and it looks like he got out an hour later after I left for school. I checked the home phone answering machine and yep, there were calls about him from her. Too bad I was at school :(

I am thinking about building/setting up a few rows of fences one behind another, just as reinforcement.

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Comment by Aj on January 27, 2010 at 6:00pm
Thank you all for your tips, suggestions, and comments. I'm so thankful and glad that there are good people in the world too.

"chicken wire to the fence and landscape-pegging it into the ground"- we have that exact setup on the other side of the house, except, we're using it since we don't have an actual door/gate at the moment. We did place an exercise pen (tied it down) in front of the chicken wire barrier and that's working out pretty well. Maybe I'll have to do that to the other side that has the gate.

I like the chain and lock idea, but I'm not sure if it'll work. The wood gate/door that we have is really weird. It's got a gate lock that you flip up and down. Here's a picture: http://www.ehow.com/how_5028506_install-wood-gate-lock.html The problem is that someone in this house doesn't push it all the way down....

Before I left for class today, I let them out to potty and their bladders were really full! and then I brought them in our room. I think I'll do that from now on.. I feel so dumb for being ignorant to the dangers that can occur with the dogs out in the backyard. I just liked give them the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and go potty as they pleased.

Good idea on the cell phone! I'll put bf's cell since I don't have an active cell phone plan.
Comment by Rebecca Marie O'Bryan on January 27, 2010 at 5:02pm
o wow, im really happy that ein got returned to you!! when i take teddy out to go potty there are these kids who always eyeball him so i never leave the pen untill hes done. its nice of that lady to try to find who he belonged to(you) makes u feel happy that there are really nice people in the world lol so glad you got your baby back! make sure there r no gapes and keep a close eye when u can:)
Comment by Erin and Diego on January 27, 2010 at 1:04pm
I'm glad Ein was safely returned!
Comment by Judi, Dawn, Soffie & Griffyn on January 27, 2010 at 10:07am
Sounds like you and Ein were very lucky this time! I have a fenced yard too, but I wouldn't leave my two outside while I'm away from the house. Sad to say... but I'd be too afraid of someone just helping themselves to the two loves of my life!
Comment by Natalie, Lance &Tucker on January 27, 2010 at 9:16am
Wow, so glad to hear Ein made it back home safely!! I also would not leave them in the backyard while not home, so nothing like this happens again.
Comment by DR, Nala & Simon on January 27, 2010 at 8:55am
Glad to know that there still good people around. You were very lucky.
Comment by Jane Christensen on January 27, 2010 at 8:14am
Geri and Sidney talked about landscaping pegs...I have also used metal tent stakes to anchor a fence at my daughters house as I was afraid if they pushed too hard they could get under her chain link fence.We also put larger stones by her gate where there were wider gaps. Could you also put a chain and lock on the gate so no one could accidently open it if you weren't out there?
Comment by Bev Levy on January 27, 2010 at 8:03am
What a nice lady! I would bake her cookies or something!
Comment by Jacki, Nutmeg & Cinnamon on January 27, 2010 at 8:01am
I need to take a pic of my fence. I have two rows...I call the first row....The First Line of DA Fence.
Comment by Lou Ann Lemaster on January 27, 2010 at 7:54am
Duncan got out when he was a puppy. I was at work and my husband was home in the backyard. He was puttering around and noticed that Duncan was missing. Walking around to see if he had laid down for a nap, still being a puppy, he noticed that the gate wasn't shut tight. He said he ran out to the street calling for him and down the road he came (he must have just left the yard). This all happened just a few minutes before I came home, cause my husband still had the look of terror on his face and just loving and petting Duncan like crazy. My husband said he was so scared to tell me that my dream dog was gone.

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