Today’s Daily Post picked a good day to ask us to look through the window. Today looking out the window there are gray rain filled clouds in the sky. Today is going to be a windy, rainy day here in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. We definitely need the rain. Texas seems to be in a perpetual state of drought. I am always thankful for the rain when we get it.
We could do without the severe weather that is headed for us now. The high winds that accompany the squaw lines have a great tendency to knock fences over. When people get home from work or school today, they will let their pets outside to run off some energy and use the restroom, as it were. Every time there is a lot of wind and likelihood of fence panels being knocked down, my Facebook page gets filled with pleas and searches for lost pets.
I ask my readers to be mindful of your surroundings especially when you are home. Fences are man-made and not guaranteed. It’s a good idea to check your fences on a regular basis whether they are keeping pets, kids, or livestock in, I hate reading the pleas for lost pets as they make me sad.
It happens and it’s understandable; but when you read about the extreme consequences of not checking your fences before you let your pets outside you will think twice, I hope.
Here is what happened to a police dog with the Denton County Sheriff’s office:
The K-9 went missing from his second handler, Matt Rollins, on Dec. 20, when a cold front and high winds blew a gate open. A report was filed with the Wylie Police Department when Chico was discovered missing.
“He was shot the afternoon of [Dec. 21] when a property owner took Chico as a threat to his chickens,” said Kish during an interview earlier this week. “The property owner is not facing any charges, as he has a right in Texas to defend his livestock.”
I am posting this article purely for the lesson learned, I cannot judge the handler or the property owner. This is an extreme consequence. I take it as, if this could happen to a deputy; it could happen to me, or anyone else, for that matter.
Please check your fences, friends. Keep your pets safe.
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