Yes, this is a public service announcement blog post. Please, pretty please, have your parents check your ID tags. Here's why...
Meet Riley. He's an Australian Shepherd and his parents are friends of my Mom. Last week, Riley got LOST. He was lost bad, too.
Riley had a tag on his collar with his parents' phone number on it...but the tag was old and the phone number on the tag was DISCONNECTED! Isn't that awful?!
Thankfully, Riley was found safe. He was lost for three days and two nights, out in the country in a corn field. Poor guy. He was lucky, and his parents were really lucky, too.
Mom went and had a new ID tag made for his parents, so that if he ever gets lost again, his tag would have the right phone number on it. Riley's parents did the same thing, too! So now he's got a new tag and a spare one. (I don't think his parents will let him outta their sight, though.)
When he first got lost, Mom couldn't believe that Riley's tag had an old number on it. That's when she noticed what kinda shape my own tag was in...
My tag was worn and half of my name was gone!!! Mom's phone number was SUPER hard to read, too!
Mom nearly fainted. Here she thought she was on top of stuff like that...and my tag was in bad shape! So embarrassing. And what would have happened if I'd gotten lost somehow and my finders didn't check for my microchip?!?!
So here's what Mom got today:
Pretty new tag for my collar with all of the right info clearly printed on the back. Now I'm safer once again!
So, be sure you have your parents check your ID tags, please. Yours could be worn out like mine was!
Of course there's not much chance of me ever getting lost if I keep hiding in my princess tent...
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