Late this evening the doorbell rang when we were in the garden. On the doorstep we found Billy – he’s a poppet, but I’m pretty sure he can’t ring doorbells himself. A HUGE thank you to everyone on Twitter & Facebook who RTd, sent messages of support and offered help. We are all enormously grateful. And big thanks to Jayne at dogslost.co.uk who was immensely helpful and all round brilliant. Billy is all curled up in bed now, sleeping the sleep of the just.
Please help us find our blue whippet Billy who has disappeared from our family home near Banbury this afternoon. Maybe he’s been taken. Or maybe he’s jumped into a garden somewhere and got stuck…or done a Born Free….
My mother’s whippet Violet had just two puppies, and she kept one, our darling Billy. He is now four years old and a complete homebody. He has never, ever strayed or even wandered off. He is the kindest, sweetest dog and loves everyone.
I have been in & out of the garden all afternoon with all three of our dogs milling around, yet about an hour ago I looked for Billy & he was nowhere to be seen. My mother returned from lunch and he didn’t appear – he loves my mother with a fierce doggy love. If he had been anywhere near he would have re-appeared when she arrived home in our car.
We have searched the house, garden and the fields around us, as well as interrogated everybody we have seen out and about in the village and no one saw him doing a Born Free…
He is four years old. He is pretty much grey all over with a white lightening streak on his chest and a white willie. He was snipped, so he is, er, ball-less/neutered – this is unusual as most male whippets are used to breed. He wears a wide brown leather whippet collar with a tag which says WILKINS & our home phone number. He is microchipped.
We live 10 miles north of Banbury, and ten miles SE of Daventry. Nearby towns include Towcester, Milton Keynes, Buckingham, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Stratford upon Avon. We are just over an hour from Birmingham & Leicester and an 1.5hrs from London.