|Three Retrievers Lost Pet Rescue
We started early to beat the heat. I would rather have not searched for this cat because too much time had passed for us to have a good chance of success. The wife insisted we come out and search, but she had to leave for work. The husband came with us on the search. Instead of looking for his cat, he focused on finding evidence that Mu was not a good search dog and I was a fraud. Every time Mu sniffed where a dog peed, this man felt compelled to point out that it was probably dog pee and nothing to do with a cat. When Mu signaled the presence of a cat, the owner was very dismissive because it was not his cat, even though I had explained how Mu works. When we passed some bushes, he asked if Mu would smell a cat as he walked by. He had just witnessed Mu smelling a cat from a longer distance. I try not to let it bother me. It happens often. Some people just naturally find faults in everything. Also, I understand that losing a pet often puts people in a negative mood. I focus on the work and try not to feed into their fears.