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Title: A Cautionary Tale
Post by: Peppa on March 07, 2011, 10:26:08 AM
We all know the dangers of using plastic netting in the garden and the need to check for trapped wildlife.

Well this morning could have been Peppa's last if not for my penknife.  :(
Whilst practicing off-lead heel Peppa followed a smell  :doh:, through barbed wire into a newly created woodland garden  :redface:
So I did the norm - stood where she left me and whistled. Heard her returning but she didn't arrive.  :rage: I stomp off to the wire where I can see Peppa struggling. As I got closer I saw that her paws were wrapped in black plastic net. The entire fence line had 4" square black plastic netting backing the barbed wire.
I set about untangling my errant hound only to realise it was not only round her paws but also tightly round her neck. She was being choked as she struggled. Luckily I carry a penknife along with the mobile phone and poop bags. So was quickly able to cut the netting from her neck and then untangle the rest of her. This done I still needed to retrieve her from the garden  :shrug: I spotted a gate further down the fence - padlocked  :doh: and too high for Peppa to jump, she did try bless her. She finally forced her way through the barbed wire and was once more untangled from the netting.

Peppa is one very lucky dog. If I hadn't gone to yell at her for not returning and just waited where I was this could have had a very different ending. Thankfully Peppa escaped without a scratch :hug: which is more than can be said for me - I have a barbed wire slash along the base of my thumb!

Please all be aware of the danger plastic netting can pose to your dog.  
Title: Re: A Cautionary Tale
Post by: emilyjw on March 07, 2011, 10:31:15 AM
How awful for you audrey, glad you are more prepared than I would have been. Glad Peppa is all safe and sound x
Title: Re: A Cautionary Tale
Post by: pebs on March 07, 2011, 10:33:14 AM
Aw Audrey I hope u and peppa Are ok, i carry nothing but poo bags and treats when we walk so wouldnt have been as prepared xx big big  :hug: for you both x
Title: Re: A Cautionary Tale
Post by: Pez on March 07, 2011, 10:33:26 AM
Thats terrible Audrey, poor Peppa. I am so glad she is ok  :grouphug:
Title: Re: A Cautionary Tale
Post by: DextersMum on March 07, 2011, 10:51:43 AM

Oh Audrey, that must have been so frightening for you both  :hug:  Thank goodness you were so well prepared.   I'm like the others, only have poo bags and treats when we go out walking. 

Glad Peppa is OK  :grouphug:
Title: Re: A Cautionary Tale
Post by: Peppa on March 07, 2011, 10:58:49 AM
Thanks guys. Madam is fine, lolling around with all 4 paws in the air. Somehow don't think she will have learnt from the experience  :pathead:
Title: Re: A Cautionary Tale
Post by: Julieann on March 07, 2011, 10:59:34 AM
Audrey glad you're both ok :hug:  but check your tetanus jab's up to date .. barbed wire and tetanus seem to go hand in hand these days  :)
Title: Re: A Cautionary Tale
Post by: DizzyDogs on March 07, 2011, 11:33:35 AM
Glad Peppas OK it is quite scary good job you had a pen knife with you a cup of tea to carm the nerves
Title: Re: A Cautionary Tale
Post by: Maggie on March 07, 2011, 12:05:18 PM
 :oblimey Audrey, good job you had the penknife & that it all ended quite well, keep an eye on your thumb as infection could take hold  :hug:
Title: Re: A Cautionary Tale
Post by: MadCass&Bob on March 07, 2011, 13:48:00 PM
so glad Peppa is okay- you must've been a boy scout in a previous life  :rofl:
Title: Re: A Cautionary Tale
Post by: lilypop on March 07, 2011, 20:37:31 PM
 :o oh crikey how awful! I'm so glad that Peppa is ok, I hope your thumb isn't too painful  :hug:...Hmmm penknife, looks like another thing for my dog walking bag  ::)
Title: Re: A Cautionary Tale
Post by: Julieann on March 07, 2011, 20:38:19 PM
:o oh crikey how awful! I'm so glad that Peppa is ok, I hope your thumb isn't too painful  :hug:...Hmmm penknife, looks like another thing for my dog walking bag  ::)

Exactly what I was thinking  ;D
Title: Re: A Cautionary Tale
Post by: Peppa on March 07, 2011, 20:41:56 PM
Accidently took our penknife to Italy - it was in the First Aid kit. They stopped me and removed the pointy scissors but didn't notice the pen knife - lucky as was a wedding present. Got our friends to post it back to us for the way back.  ;D
Title: Re: A Cautionary Tale
Post by: love our poundies on March 07, 2011, 20:49:13 PM
peppa pot wot are you like  ::)  good job mummy has girl guide skills  ;D
Title: Re: A Cautionary Tale
Post by: Julieann on March 07, 2011, 20:52:12 PM
We flew out to Portugal one holiday with the children on the way back at the airport Mark's toy rucksac went through the scanner and suddenly there were armed police surrounding us  :o  .. Mark's rucksac was searched and his toy water pistol was removed and we were told we could get it when we arrived back in the UK after everything was explained ... Thing is, he'd had it in his bag on the way out as well and no one stopped us then
Title: Re: A Cautionary Tale
Post by: Red - Handsome Boy on March 07, 2011, 21:08:14 PM
So glad you're both ok  :hug: we only take poo bags, treats and of cause Red's balls  ;D
Title: Re: A Cautionary Tale
Post by: WelshDana on March 07, 2011, 21:14:16 PM
We flew out to Portugal one holiday with the children on the way back at the airport Mark's toy rucksac went through the scanner and suddenly there were armed police surrounding us  :o  .. Mark's rucksac was searched and his toy water pistol was removed and we were told we could get it when we arrived back in the UK after everything was explained ... Thing is, he'd had it in his bag on the way out as well and no one stopped us then
:rofl1: :rofl1:
Title: Re: A Cautionary Tale
Post by: FrankieBeee on March 07, 2011, 21:43:45 PM
Thank goodness all was well in the end such a scare at the time though

I started carrying a small penknife with my keys to split those plastic things that you get on 6 packs - so that wildlife don't choke and die when they get wrapped up in them.