We heard about some people who were giving puppies away and we went to have a look. There were only two puppies left. Little mongrel doggies - mostly Jack Russell and Fox Terrier, but the owner wasn't quite sure what breed the mother was. We took them both.
We called the girl "Anastacia"
and the boy "Nikolai"
For two years they were our babies, and then we were surprised with a real baby.
That was five - very almost six years ago.
Recently we had to make a place for our teenager to park her little car, so we decided to lay down some paving, knock down a portion of the front wall and have a motor-gate installed.
The paving was laid, the wall was knocked down. My husband paid a guy a huge deposit for making the gate. That was four weeks ago. We still have a hole in the wall, no gate and the guy has sold his business and disappeared - with our money.
Meanwhile we had been making all sorts of plans to keep the gap closed so that the dogs stay inside. They found a way out. They ran down the road and disappeared.
My dog babies are gone. It has been almost a week. No word at the vets in the area, none at the SPCA. No response to posters put up.
They are gone.
Our hearts are broken....