Thats what came to me about the Thursday evening dissaperence of Hanna.
I got an astro 320 GPS . And have been hard on myself ever since. Its way more than what I need. Its really for hunting. I have used it twice.and am still trying to understand it. It does what I had hoped and shows me where shes been and is and shows me if I'm on her trail when I wanted to find her.
She rarely would go past 500 yds and would always return on her own. The first day I tried it at the end of the work day It showed her stopped at 900 yds! This happend when a woman with another GSP were near by and she thought they had gone down the road. I tracked her to a fenced in area at the house at the end of the road . Someone had just put her in it. (I work in farm land just a handfull of houses on the private road.)
That was last week. This week I was working from 10:00 am to 6 pm . all was well . I was spraying weeds along the road and chased her away. a half hour later I went to find her . It showed her down the road about 100 yds form where I was working and 300 yds from my truck . It showed her sitting for along time so I traked her.
It lead me to the next door neighbors house but she wasn;t there. It showed her moving away from the house and back . I traked her to within one yard and nothing . No Hanna and no collar in the field. and the signal lost. My guess later was is this was the last recording of her movements about an hour prior.
I was already in a panic.at that point. I hiked an hour and a half calling for her going through fields over barb wire fences . I came up to the back of a house and a woman came out whos name happened to be Hannah. She said "Its amazing you are here." She said I just called your number to let you know we had your dog . But we lost her. She broke away from the leash. I had no idea where I was and asked how do I get back to my truck.. She offered to drive me back to my truck. Her home daylighted onto a main busy roadway.
I was out of it but managed to ask. "By chance did you hook her up to her name tag ring? " They said they didn't . They said they were watering thier neighbors plants that was 100 yadrs from where I was working and desided she was lost.
They did not share they put her in thier car and took her to thier house . I pieced that together later..
I went home at dark and only found this womans calls. I called her back and asked again are you sure you didn't hook it to her tag? She said well we didn't find one on the ground.
GREAT! It turned out Hanna now disoriented with no scent back to me, ran out to the main road and almost got hit by a motorcycle acording to the young man who picked her up and drove her to his house. He did call animal control and said he wanted to adopt her. Thats another Great!
I ended up calling the county policearound 11.00 pm and asked if any dog had been turned into animal control earlier. and they said they had record of a hunting dog with NO tags and a tracking collar. At least I could sleep.
In all of this I managed to loose the long antena I had not yet used and the docking charger for the collar. It may have fallen out of the truck some how. I had the case open .Ive been serching for it for two days .
and I have larengitis and am still shook up .
They have a saying "If it ain't broke don't fix it." Its amazing how we humans think things need to be fixed when they are just fine left alone. We have our opinions on how things SHOULD be and can really cause more problems by that .
I am trying not to be angry at a woman who meant to do good.