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Thursday evening when my husband was walking the dogs a hot air balloon appeared over the woods and nearly landed on top of them. Everyone panicked and Saoirse slipped her collar and took of.

We searched until dark (and after, too) but couldn't find her. No one had seen her. We asked everyone we met.

I decided to keep the house closed and the gate to the yard open hoping against hope she would find her way home. And she did - at 5.30 in the morning she was home. I had waited in the yard the whole time.

Torn pads and a light case of myoglobinuria is all that happened to her. I'm so happy to have her back.

Treatment at home because I can set a drip and was allowed to take her home over the week-end. Socks and salve for torn pads.

Monday we will be back at the vets.

 

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Sorry for butchering the english language. I try to keep the mistakes to a minimum.

 

Nadine with Andy (Riot Officer), Paddy (Zippy Mullane), Saoirse (Lizzie Be Nice) and bridge angel Colin (Dessies Hero).

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Wow! How scary for all of you! But what a clever girl to find her way home!

I hope she heals up quickly. She does look pretty cute in those socks.


 
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How scary! Our Paulie was very frightened of balloons, too.


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Glad to read she found her way back to the love and safety of her home.

I totally agree that hot air balloons are scary as they sneak up over the trees and let out a frightful roar from the propane burner. I was in one once too, and it came down as an unexpected gust of wind blew the basket on a fence and tipped us all out!

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She does wear those socks with aplomb. Gentle scritches.


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What a nightmare! Clever girl to find her way home. Get well soon beautiful Saoirse.


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Glad Saoirse made it back. I don't think I have run across a hot air balloon, well, ever. But I'm sure Logan would freak out if one came down on top of us :-)


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Glad this has a happy ending. Hope she's feeling better soon.

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Whew.

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I shudder think what could happen if a hot air balloon came anywhere near here. The ponies would not be impressed :yikes

Thankfully I have never heard of any around here.

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Oh, poor little Saoirse. To be so scared, and to run so far and so hard. And then somehow to make her way back home, and there you were waiting for her. What a reunion that must have been, except she must have been so exhausted. Quiet, calming thoughts being sent to her, and to you. Is she eating anything?

 

My Baz passionately hated anything overhead -- birds, planes, squirrels in trees, hot air balloons.

 

My mother said her ride in a hot air balloon was eerily quiet, except for the sound of dogs barking down below.


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Is she eating anything?

 

She loves food and she is eating fine (even boring ugly kidney diet). My girl is a trooper.


Sorry for butchering the english language. I try to keep the mistakes to a minimum.

 

Nadine with Andy (Riot Officer), Paddy (Zippy Mullane), Saoirse (Lizzie Be Nice) and bridge angel Colin (Dessies Hero).

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I'm immensely relieved that she found her way home. I hope she feels better soon.


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Thank Dog she made her way home. Running away like that is every owner's worst nightmare. I hope she doesn't have nightmares about balloons!

 

She is adorable in her little socks. What are you using to keep them up?

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Stayed on the sofa during the night to be able to react as fast as possible if there was trouble. This sight greeted me this morning. I guess we are on a good way.

 

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She is adorable in her little socks. What are you using to keep them up?

Isn't it strange? I can keep a whole conversation in English but don't know what these things are called. Very soft things normally used to tie ponytails. 😂

 

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Sorry for butchering the english language. I try to keep the mistakes to a minimum.

 

Nadine with Andy (Riot Officer), Paddy (Zippy Mullane), Saoirse (Lizzie Be Nice) and bridge angel Colin (Dessies Hero).

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Scrunchies!

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We have an annual air balloon race that passes overhead. Poppy is fascinated by the noisy things when they come close, she also enjoys fireworks & will sit in the garden watching from the best vantage point.

 

Sadly a couple years back a sighthound got scared, jumped a 6 ft. fence & ran away.

 

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UPDATE

 

Saoirse's feet are so much better. She can walk without her little socks in the house. Outsides she still wears them.

Her blood levels are not as good as we hoped. 2 more days (and nights) on the drip. Next vet appointment on Wednesday morning.

I guess sleep has to wait till than.


Sorry for butchering the english language. I try to keep the mistakes to a minimum.

 

Nadine with Andy (Riot Officer), Paddy (Zippy Mullane), Saoirse (Lizzie Be Nice) and bridge angel Colin (Dessies Hero).

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Saoirse, keep on eating and keeping quiet so that all will be well. Let the drip do its magic.

 

Kronckew -- several of my dogs would have had heart attacks if they saw that many evil dangerous balloons floating palaces of death and destruction. Poppy is very intrepid, just to watch them and the fireworks.


Ellen, Milo, and Jeter

remembering Eve, Baz, Scout, Romie, and Nutmeg

 

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