Did Phil's puppy run away or just become unnecessary? - Wikipet
In October 2016, at the age of 1 month, Phil, his mother and 5 more puppies were rescued by volunteers from a pit near a busy highway, where each of them could die at any moment.
Filia was the first of six kids to find his home. Literally at the age of 1.5 months, Phil became home. Our happiness knew no bounds! The family that took Filia was very sweet, welcoming and hospitable. By the arrival of the baby, the future hostess sewed an amazing couch for a new family member. The hosts were in touch, sharing photos and achievements of Fili! Communication developed easy, friendly.
So 2 years have passed.
In September 2018, something suddenly prompted me to write another SMS to the hostess to find out how Fili was doing.
The dry answer was like a bolt from the blue ... "Good evening." Filia ran away at the end of June. My daughter and I were on vacation, and my husband and I went fishing, and he escaped. The husband traveled several times, searched. He didn’t tell me, he thought he would find it. When I arrived, there were problems with work. I had to sell the car and look for a new job. Therefore, I didn’t. ”
There were no words. There was no strength. There was nothing. Besides shock ...
Whether the searches were and how qualitative they were, it is not clear. Yes, and whether Phil himself escaped, it was also very doubtful ...
There was no information on the Internet about the search for the missing dog. The hosts did not contact the volunteers for information support and for help in the search. There was no address on Fil (for 2 years, apparently, 350 rubles were not found to make the address “an expensive member of the family”). In SMS there were no regrets, no requests, nothing that could at least hint at the bitterness of the loss.
There were memories in my memory of the pit from which all of these babies were taken out, of the impossibly exhausted mother and cute, plush fat men crawling along the highway ... We panicked away one big dog and six small lumps, completely unaware where to go with them. I remembered how to choose names, how to come up with beautiful photo shoots for kids to attract the attention of future parents. I recalled a long conversation with the future at that time mistress Fili. Memory reproduced pictures of our first attachment. How they went with Sirloin in the bosom. How they worried, how they were nervous, how they were afraid, how they later rejoiced, how happy they were with such luck! And here it is ...
Despite the lightning fast postings on the Internet about finding Fili, we did not believe that Filya was still alive. Imagination painted the most terrible pictures.
We did not believe in success. They did not believe that we could find Philya alive, but we were obliged to try! We should have given him a chance!
And then a MIRACLE happened! It's a miracle because we found Philia alive and outwardly healthy in 13 (!) Hours of online searches! What is it if not a miracle? Without leaving home, posting information about the loss on social networks, we found Phil the very next morning! At 9 pm, the former mistress Fili informed us about Fili's disappearance, and at 10 o’clock the next morning a girl called me saying: “My name is Maria and it seems that I have your dog!” And it really turned out to be him! Phil!
We all cried! We were happy. We are happy that Filia is alive. That nothing bad happened to him.
Having survived the first emotions, it suddenly became even more obvious to us that Filya wasn’t lost himself ... After all, according to the owners, the dog ran away in the Moscow region and found Filya Maria in Moscow in the Kaluzhskaya metro area. Found, walking on terrible dog cries. Maria said: “We thought that someone was scoffing at the dog or she got somewhere, and therefore we went with a young man to see what was happening.”
It turned out that Filya ran after people, poked at all the little faces, tried to enter the porch with someone and from time to time howled and moaned with fear and grief. Grief of betrayal.
Maria (thank you so much!) Took Phil to her, despite the fact that she already had her own dog, and all the time while Phil was allegedly lost, she kept her. She kept and engaged with him until we found him.
The story is amazing and incredible!
I want to note that in the search for Fili, the theory of “six handshakes” worked, however, in our case there were slightly fewer of them. My post was reposted by a girl on whose page this post was seen by a dog handler who recognized in a loss a dog with whom he had been engaged some time ago. The cynologist informed Maria about what he saw, and Maria already called me. By reporting that they have a dog. These are miracles!
There were a lot of questions for the owners ... But the most important thing - why did they act so cruelly with their favorite? Why not returned to us? Why is it so inhuman, so mean, so low? And how, how did they live all this time? How is life now? Is conscience calm ...?
I must say that we reported the find to the former owners. They confirmed that it was Filya, but said nothing more! There was no joy, no gratitude, or requests to return the dog ... I think this clarifies and confirms our guesses ...
When Phil was with us, it became even more obvious why they got rid of him. The dog was running and not raised at all. More precisely, brought up as people knew how and as they seemed funny. And when everything got out of control, they did not hire a dog handler, did not ask for advice, did not bother to read the necessary literature or watch a training video. Just got rid. And I want to say that we have repeatedly advised the Fili family to attract a dog handler - just in order to learn how to communicate with your pet correctly, to learn how to understand it, to learn how to interact with it correctly and not make mistakes. Alas…
Now Filya is in the overexposure, where they study and teach him the right behavior. Colossal work is being done, and a lot of effort has already been invested.
Filia, it should be noted, is happy to study, learns the world and makes huge strides! Filia is very beautiful and incredibly smart by nature! Only now, a broken life left its mark ...
We are looking for a house and a real family for Fili. The one that will not betray.
All photos are from the personal archive of Anokhina Elena.
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