My Dad was in the house and heard a crashing sound from downstairs and all the dogs where going mental barking, so he ran down to check what had happened and the back garden gate was open and Blossom was missing. So he ran out and began frantically searching to see if he could see anyone or her. The garden gate lock was totally broken so someone had broken in and grabbed her and ran off. So he then called the police and then had to call my Mim which was obviously a incredible hard phone call to make. The likelihood is a pedigree like Blossom would have been sold into the Puppy Mill trade was a very real and terrifying possibility.
The Police where absolutely useless, they didn't even really want to report it because it is such a common crime. My parents where beside themselves and went out searching for her. They though they could hear her in a house that was a few doors down on the opposite side of the alleyway that our houses back onto so knocked on their door and asked. Apparently they found her in the street and had kept her incase she was missing. Which we thinks unlikely because their house overlooked ours and they hadn't reported her found to anyone. There was no evidence they had actually stolen her though so there was nothing we could do. It did cement to us though that we are absolutely making the right decision in moving. The though we could be living near people who think that its okay to steal a dog is horrific. Taking a dog is like taking someone's child, the rest of the dogs where totally freaking out that Blossom was missing and they could probably hear her seeing as she was so close.
Once she was back she needed a bath because she was filthy and was given lots of fuss and hugs from my parents. Then they called me to tell me what had happened. That was not a nice conversation to have, Blossom is most definitely my dog and the prospect that someone would just take her was so frightening. They then called my sister and told her, who then went to one of her first meet and greets of the new term and cried. The dogs are no longer allowed in the back garden unsupervised and the all the locks have been replaced, when we move they'll be in a very secure garden with a dog run so they will have even more protection. Its a sad reality that people willing to steal pets for money exist. I'm just glad we've got her back and if I ever find out who took her I'll have their head on a pike.