I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. I doubt very seriously that anyone from the Durham Bulls baseball team has ever read my blog, but maybe they should have. I posted a story last month about how many dogs get spooked by fireworks and run off around the 4th of July. Many of these dogs never make it back home and wind up in shelters or worse.
Today I came across this story about Deuce, a 1 year-old border collie that runs the bases during Bulls games along with his brother Ace. After the game, the dog’s owner, Gene Lonsway, was putting the dogs in his van when the fireworks show started. Ace was in the van okay, but Deuce was spooked and ran off. As of Tuesday morning he still hadn’t been found. Lonsway says he hopes Deuce ran into one of the nearby neighborhoods and was picked up by a family. The story has gotten a lot of attention in the Durham area, so hopefully it will have a happy ending. I’ll keep you posted. Please be careful if you’re using fireworks around your pets. You never know how it will act when it is exposed to a new situation, especially if it’s stressful. Lonsway is apparently an experienced dog trainer who has been providing dogs for the Bulls for several years, so it can happen to anyone. Here’s a link to Deuce and Ace in action.
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