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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:21 pm 
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Idiot owner cycles past today with three dogs running loose. Often see them, dogs not under any control. So one (according to owner) chased a rabbit into my place. Oh and it just happened to run behind the house and down to chook pens. Silkies all out for some free range time in daylight. Not much commotion, and if I hadn't by chance gone out the front door would not have seen the dog carry a Silkie back up our driveway and out the gate. Owner then took own sweet time getting off bike and taking bird from dog. Too late of course, dead from deep bites and no doubt shock.

I'm not looking for advice on the tell the police tell the council lines, I know I can do all that if I choose. I settled for being downright angry, no threats, just asked that $50 be left in the letterbox for a good purebred hen, and that I don't want to see those dogs off lead again, not ever, not once.

I feel a bit people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones: when old Piper was with us, she and Frodo (also recently lost him to age related issues) weren't above escaping to go off on harmless adventures - doesn't make it alright - but I'm prepared to give the owner and the dogs a chance just this once. We live 'sort of' remote, a few farms along the road. I've never seen dogs around here chasing sheep, mine or anybody's. So I'll bury my little chook, and hope this is very much a one-off, and trust I got my keep your dogs under control point across clearly.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:31 pm 
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Sorry to hear about this .I like your civilised approach.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:08 pm 
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Thanks Sue55 - trying not to be the Witch of Endor.

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i don't blame you for feeling like the witch of endor, that is appalling.

hugs and condolences

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:55 am 
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:( Very sad and also infuriating. Sorry about your Silkie.

Hope the message was received loud and clear.

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