My son and his fiancee already owned a Chocolate Lab and saw on a website a precious little Dachshund that was in a kill shelter and they fell in love with. They contacted the shelter to make arrangements to adopt this little dog.
They thought it would be great for their Lab to have a little playmate. They took possession of Jack and brought him home to meet his new family. Both dogs got along great and the children just adored Jack.
The problem with Jack was that when he was let out in the back yard he would find a way to escape even with a fenced in back yard. How he managed to get out is puzzling to them and me. I then made a new name for Jack which was Houdini the escape artist.
Jack was so little with those short legs that if you opened a door to go outside he would slip between your legs and get out, but would come back when called to do so.
One day they opened the front door and Jack flew out between their legs , but didn’t return back when he was called to come. My son, his fiancee and the two girls searched the neighborhood by foot and by car, but no sight of little Jack.
A couple of days went by and they continued to look for Jack and posted a missing dog on Facebook as well with no comments that anyone has seen this precious little dog.
After about 3 days the animal control called and told them they had found their dog Jack on the side of the road deceased from being hit by a car. My son, his fiancee and the two girls were devastated and heartbroken that their dog Jack, that was saved from a Kill shelter, to be killed by a car, and left on the side of the road.
They all mourned as they were trying to accept that Jack was dead by being hit by a car. the animal control took Jack to the shelter, so they thought it was Jack.
About 2 days later the shelter called my son and his fiancee to inform them that they have Jack in the shelter and his is alive and well. they told the shelter, “how can that be, we were called a couple of days ago and was told Jack got hit by a car and was dead?”
They relied, no, the paper work got mixed up between dogs and the animal control found a different dog on the side of the road that belonged to someone else. Well, they were jumping for joy now knowing and saying, “our dog Jack is alive!”
They all went down to the shelter and picked up Jack, better known by me as “Houdini.” Jack is home safe and sound,, but now the problem is that the shelter will now have to give the bad news to one more family that they have found Their dog on the side of the road dead from being hit by a car.
They now stand guard when the front door is open and hold back Jack so that he never gets out again without being on a leash.
Welcome Home Jack (aka) Houdini!