..and it seems that it applies to these three dogs.
Mr A took them for a run up the hill yesterday, and after an hour or so, Sammy and Megan came running back into the garden. Blondie, however, was very reluctant and sat outside the gate. After much coaxing I managed to get her to come in, but she was clearly not happy.
Megan and Sammy have become very territorial and they are bullying her constantly. It rained last night, and the two of them went into their shelter, but Blondie stayed outside. I was up and down all night trying to reassure her but nothing was working.
The neutering ops were postponed yesterday. We had storms on Thursday night and torrential rain. The lanes were just deep mud so it was impossible for Mehmet to get his van up here to collect the dogs. He is going to do the ops next Friday, including Blondie if possible.
This morning I fed all three, and even when they had finished and the bowls removed, Megan still attacked Blondie.
I was busy in the house for about half an hour, then when I went outside there was no sign of Blondie anywhere. Mr A and I thoroughly examined the entire perimeter fencing and we cannot see how she managed to escape. But I guess if she was desperate to get out she would find a way.
Clearly, she doesn't want to be here. I can't force her, even though I'd be happier if they would just all get along. She's been gone all day. No sign of her anywhere. I think I have to just accept that she doesn't want to be here. Sadly, some street dogs just want to stay on the streets.
She has had her vaccinations. I will continue to feed her if/when she turns up...outside the gate if she refuses to come in, and if it is possible to catch her to get her spayed, I will do my utmost to achieve this.
In the meantime, both Megan and Sammy have calmed down and are relaxing in the sunshine No fighting...just happy to be here.
I'm so sad about Blondie but what else can I do? I suppose sometimes you just have to accept that some things are just not meant to be.