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Sunday, September 9, 2012

"Poppy," Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Red and White, Castro Valley - Found!

My notes:
I got an email today (9/16) that said that Poppy had been found! She said that a neighbor of her's called her to say that she had come home and found Poppy was sitting on her front lawn. This dog made it back to the place she had only lived in for a very short time. I was told they were taking her to the vet tonight for a check up. She had been missing for over a week. 

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Poppy is an eight year old, 20 pound, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. When she went missing she was not wearing a collar and she was not microchipped. 

Poppy had been recently brought into CKCS rescue out of Redding when her person went into a senior living facility and could no longer care for Poppy. The foster person picked up her there and drove her back to Castro Valley. She was there for 30 days, and just "starting to approach us in a friendly manner." Poppy was very shy and aloof to everybody around her. 

According to the foster family, "Poppy mysteriously disappeared from the completely fenced back yard without a trace." All kinds of things were speculated like being "picked up by an eagle and carried away" to being stuck in one of the many buildings and sheds on the rural property. Multiple searches of the yard and house had been performed, but no Poppy. 

I checked the yard and buildings myself, and found no Poppy, except for two very small holes in the base of two of the fences, but I did not think that a 20 pound dog could squeeze her way through. 

At the time Poppy went missing, the house cleaner was inside, and the three dogs, including Poppy, were outside in the fenced back yard. I asked if the house cleaner ever opened up the back yard door to clean, and I was told, "yes." I asked if the house cleaner every opened up the front door to clean, and I was told, "yes." OK. If Poppy saw the back door open, she could have run inside to hide without the cleaner knowing. It was a relatively big house, and they confirmed that was possible. I asked, "What if Poppy, after getting inside the house, saw the front door open at one point, and ran out?" They confirmed that was definitely possible. 

I brought Dino around to both sides of the yards and showed him the holes in both fences, then I showed him up and down the street, and then I showed him the front door. I brought him to the middle of all this, out in front of the house, and said, "search." He immediately turned and went straight down the street, and make a right at the end, and continued down Redwood Blvd, to Castro Valley Blvd, and made a right and walked all the way down to where CV Blvd meets Mission Blvd and made a left. The track continued around and around for another hour, and then the search was called off by her people. They said they would continue to look for her. 

I got an email today (9/16) that said that Poppy had been found! She said that a neighbor of her's called her to say that she had come home and found Poppy was sitting on her front lawn. This dog made it back to the place she had only lived in for a very short time. I was told they were taking her to the vet tonight for a check up. She had been missing for over a week. 








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Created by My Tracks on Android.
Name: Poppy Castro Valley
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 9.76 km (6.1 mi)
Total time: 3:00:22
Moving time: 1:43:38
Average speed: 3.25 km/h (2.0 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 5.65 km/h (3.5 mi/h)
Max speed: 9.63 km/h (6.0 mi/h)
Average pace: 18.49 min/km (29.8 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 10.62 min/km (17.1 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 6.23 min/km (10.0 min/mi)
Max elevation: 152 m (500 ft)
Min elevation: 14 m (46 ft)
Elevation gain: 282 m (924 ft)
Max grade: 0 %
Min grade: 0 %
Recorded: 9/9/2012 3:22pm