Hartly’s owner, Samantha Schancher, popped into a grocery store around 1 pm, but when she returned a few minutes later, there was no sign of the tiny five-month-old Chihuahua she had left locked in the car.
She searched the area frantically and finally called the police. She spent an hour at the police station, completely distraught. Finally she went home dreading having to tell her daughter that Hartly was gone.
But something led her back to the car where she found Hartly stuck between the carpeting and the back seat, desperately trying to get out. Apparently the tiny dog had crawled away for a puppy nap and now realized he was trapped.
Ms. Schancher says she will keep him on a lead from now on when he is in the car, but I suggest a tethered small kennel might be safer. We recently had a multi-car pile up in town caused by a small dog who had gotten under the brake pedal.
And in Washington, a nut case named George Harris, 34, accused neighbor, Martha Tigner and her children of breaking into his apartment and stealing a flat screen TV and two marijuana plants he was growing. He called the police, but they found no evidence that Tigner was involved in any theft.
Then he spotted Baby Jerry, Tigner’s 9-month-old Chihuahua, in the hallway where they both live.
As she and the children searched outside for the dog, imagine the horror of seeing Harris throw the dog out a three-story window to the ground in front of them.
Incredibly Baby Jerry suffered no broken bones or internal injuries. After being treated by a veterinarian, Baby Jerry is making a full recovery.
Harris was charged with first-degree animal cruelty. Police say a mental health or drug issue was involved.
And on a somewhat related note: If you haven't checked on the Shiba Inu puppies for a while, they still mostly just sleep, eat, and twitch, but their eyes are open, they are starting to walk and play bitey face. They have been given different color collars so we can tell them apart as their emerging little personalities develop.
They are entering the age when my daughter calls them dogettes.