Still nothing on the Mulder front…

14 08 2008

I’ve called every Vet or Animal Hospital, refuge or shelter in a 10 mile (you can do the conversion…) radius, and nothing.  I’ll drive around to them all tomorrow and put up a poster with a photo of him, and go past the shelters again to look for him.  I’ve even phoned the micro-chip company and had them put an alert on his tag, so if it is scanned, I’ll get a phone call immediately.  It’s just a shame those tags aren’t satellite trackable!!  It’d make location so much easier.

At least now I know I’ve done everything possible, so aside from keep checking the shelters regularly, there’s nothing more I can do but wait.

On a different front.  I booked my flights last night back to Australia in October for my grandmother’s 90th birthday.  She doesn’t know I’m coming yet, so it’ll be an early birthday present for her!  Mark can’t make it though, he’s completely used up all his vacation for possibly the next 50 years.  Well not quite, but he is in deficit, so unfortunately for him, this time he’ll be back in the USA looking after the pets, while I play family representative to our friends and families.

It’s going to be interesting…  He’s never lived alone in his life, so this will be the first time, and in almost a decade we’ve never been apart for more than 10 years…

So there’s my news.  I’m outta here.

Hooroo!

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15 08 2008
birdwoman

OK, I feel dumb. I thought those chips were GPS thingies. They’re just chips that must be manually scanned? That’s a total bummer. Sorry.

You know, you’ve traveled to entirely too many cool places this year. I’ve gone to virginia beach. Now, VB was lovely, but really, it’s no paris, tokyo, australia. Or even Seattle! Happy bd to your gramma.

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15 08 2008
Craig

Birdwoman… I wish they WERE GPS chips, unfortunately micro-chips for pets are inactive, and must be scanned to be read. They have their pro’s and cons. They can migrate over time through an animals body, which isn’t harmful to the animal, but does mean that often they’re missed.
Also they’re different in different countries, and sometimes within parts of a country. Mulder had 3 chips. One for where we lived in Australia. Another because we were told the original wasn’t internationally readable, and the third, because the second wasn’t readable in this country anyway!!! Argh!
I just wish I could load Google maps and pinpoint him.
Unfortunately though I’m beginning to think he’d be in 3 locations, in Coyote pooh. Not the most positive thought, but I think it’s the reality.

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