"When you go to hide a cache, think of the reason you are bringing people to that spot.
If the only reason is for the cache, then find a better spot."
.... Briansnat


Friday, August 15, 2014

Log My Dog Tags

Yes, that's a Log My Dog tag on our beagle Phineas. He managed to get away from Ali on a morning walk and took off chasing scents. We hiked for miles and searched for hours to no avail. Eventually we gave in realizing he would be out all night on a very cold evening.

We were up early and had walked miles looking for him the following morning. We were both dejected when we returned to the house. Our sadness quickly brightened up when we got word that someone had found a beagle. We were just hoping it was Phineas. We were elated when we called the phone number of the person. He asked about a tag the dog was wearing. It was his Log My Dog tag. :) We knew Phineas had spent at least some of his time away sheltered from the cold.

It was a time for happy doggy and human dances with us and Phineas and Gwen. The little nose warrier had wandered over four miles from home before this gentleman found him at 2am while driving home from work. He fed Phineas and kept him warm while reading about geocaching from the web site. It was easy to tell he was our dog because of all the images of Phineas on the Log My Dog tag page and the images of us on our account page. He seemed genuinely interested in geocaching so hopefully we might have a new player.

The news was nowhere near as bad for Phineas as it could have been. He had frostbite on his nose, his lips, his pads and elswhere, but he recovered well from his injuries. It's a great story of cachers find dog. <3

A very tired Phineas with some of his frostbite