Not much tonight beyond putting together a picketing plan. We also had something weird happen — a sighting from Friday came through on Monday afternoon. Sometimes technology is not so helpful — the voice mail took days to appear. But I’m not complaining about two sightings in a three day period!
The good news is that the Friday sighting makes sense with regard to the other sightings that have come in. The bad news is Mari’s back to covering some pretty big distances every few days. She’s still sticking to the Fells, but the area’s too big for us to figure out a pattern yet.
We also don’t know whether she still has her collar. Basically in the last sighting, the unusual thing that they noticed was that she was on her own, and then they saw a lost dog poster and called her in. The Friday sighting wasn’t as close — but it was also of an unaccompanied copper colored dog, right size & coloring, not a fox or coyote.
Hmm. This whole “Marisol, stay” command doesn’t seem to be working, and reverse psychology doesn’t work on her, either. She’s a good girl and knows right from wrong (she’d crate herself for misbehaving) but she’s an independent thinker and problem solver. Like when we gave her one of those plastic puzzle toys with treats hidden inside — she was supposed to work it open with her paws. She gnawed it open. Couldn’t trap treats in there ever again. Same with those stuffed creatures inside of a stuffed home. We got her a little stuffed house with three squeaker birds. She worked the birds out. I stuck them back in. She worked them out again. I stuck them back in. She ripped the house open so the birds would never be trapped inside again. Hard to imagine a creature so small and innocent-looking could be so nefurious. Does this look like a criminal mastermind?
Criminally cute, perhaps.