Aww. I know how this can happen. Syd jumped into a tree once while chasing a squirrel. She’s lucky I was there to get her down 😉

Via Quad-City Times

A Davenport dog had a rough weekend. A 7-year-old border collie, Laddy, vanished from his home in the McClellan Heights area sometime early Friday. Though his yard contains an Invisible Fence, which is an electronic boundary, the battery in his collar wasn’t working.

Laddy evidently saw his chance.

“I was beside myself,” Cynthia Weeks said of discovering her family was missing a member. “We went around calling for him, and I drove around. I put it on my Facebook pages, and we put fliers out around the neighborhood.”

Two days later, early Sunday morning, Ron Stevenson was working in his yard a couple of blocks away when he heard something that had been bugging him.

“I’d been hearing this dog barking, but I didn’t want to be a complaining neighbor and, besides, my wife and I are dog lovers,” he said Monday. “When I was outside early Sunday, I heard a whining, and I knew something wasn’t right. This time, it sounded in distress.”

When following the sound of a dog, Stevenson noted, it is counter-intuitive to look up. But there was Laddy — at least 10 feet up a tree near his driveway.

“He was kind of shielded by leaves on the tree,” he said.

Stevenson called 911, cautiously explaining the situation to police. He could understand a dispatcher’s skepticism.

“They got here pretty fast, but I was getting impatient,” he said. “I didn’t know if the dog would bite me, but I just sort of shimmmied up the tree. I grabbed him by the collar and sort of pulled him. I said, ‘It’s time for you to get out of this tree.’

“I had taken a picture, thank goodness. I showed it to the police when they got there, of course. By then, I’m standing there with a dog I had reported being up a tree.”

Laddy’s luck kept getting better.

(HT Free Beacon)

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  1. Shifra says:

    This is a much better dog story than the Bo-flying-in-Osprey one. This story has a happy ending. As for BO? I suspect poor BO is just a prop in the Obama Regime. Theater.

  2. Norm says:

    Our Pit Bull climbed trees….on purpose. She also could get herself down….we would just say, “Angel, go climb the tree!” she would run over to one of the Maple trees, leap to the lower limbs and scamper 20 or 30 ft up the tree, jumping from limb to limb. Oh yes, and ladders…she spent a lot of time on the roof of our house, and occasionally on the roof of a neighbor’s who happened to leave his ladder against his house. She did this up until she was about 8 or 9 and finally had to quit for age and arthritis reasons. She passed about a year ago….we all, including our neighbors miss her very much….quite a dog; always entertaining with her dozens of tricks and agilities…..

  3. Alain41 says:

    In a, Those tricky Chinese dog story, a zoo in China substituted a Tibetan Mastiff for a lion when the lion was sent out for breeding. Substitution was discovered when the ‘lion’ barked. Zoo also substituted a fox for a leopard and a dog for a wolf (this one at least makes sense).

  4. hbmuzik says:

    I never had a dog that climbed a tree, but when I was 10, my black lab/retriever mix, Baby, was stolen from me while I was at a cub scout pack meeting. I was devastated. I’d never really experienced death of a loved one before, but just “knew” she was dead. She was gone for 3 weeks, when one Saturday morning I was out on the front lawn and happened to look down our long street–a dirt road. I saw this little black spot at the end of the street and over the next few seconds that spot grew larger. It was Baby running at full throttle, returning to her home and the boy who loved her. There was a rope around her neck that she’d chewed through to escape–her body was covered with bloody scratches and bruises from her incarceration and the unknown perils of her journey home. I’ve never known a deeper, more soul-glowing joy than at the moment of our reuniting.

  5. deaves1 says:

    Dogs will do some really knucklehead things. Sometime I wonder if my dog even cares that I watch him during his goofy moments. He’s a good dog, he just don’t care what you think of him. Just feed me, let me in the house at night, and scratch my head.

  6. Maynard says:

    We already knew how well an invisible fence works on a border.

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