Reported missing for a month, this senior dog no longer recognizes his owner and leaves him in tears

A month after running away, an elderly dog ​​was found by its owner. Unfortunately, he didn’t seem to recognize it and didn’t want to be caught.

As he prepared to move to Tahiti with his dog Nouky, Frederic had to cancel everything at the last minute. Indeed, shortly before departure, Nouky was missing. The dog had run away and then had no sign of life for a long month.

A month after his disappearance, Nouky was seen

Several weeks after his escape, Nouky had been seen in Salon-de-Provence. Frederic had been there for 5 days. “I did not find it. When I got home on Saturday, someone called me to tell me that Nouky was in Saint-Clair. So I spent the day there on Sunday, but I drew a blank” he had told NewsLyon.

The dog did not recognize its owner

However, at the end of the day, Frederic had finally seen his dog. Filled with joy, he thought his ordeal was over. He approached Nouky, but the animal had taken fright and had fled on a waste ground. Taken aback, the owner had not understood the reaction of his dog.

Illustration of the article: Reported missing for a month, this senior dog no longer recognizes his owner and leaves him in tears

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I cried like a kid“, he confided. “In spite, I took the car to leave. I walked along the vacant lot. As I left, I found myself facing my dog ​​in a small village alley. I was able to approach him. But as soon as I touched him, he lost his balance, and he ran away at full speed. He looked blank, haggard.

Each new attempt to catch Nouky ended in failure

Later in the evening, Frederic continued to see his dog several times. Unfortunately, he couldn’t get it back. The owner was reassured to see that Nouki seemed to eat well, since he was not thin. On the other hand, he feared that his animal had suffered a stroke, which could have been the cause of his refuge. Indeed, the day before his disappearance, Nouki behaved strangely. He was uncharacteristically calm and not very playful. He even hadsnubbed” his owner.

Nouki finally got into Frédéric’s car

A few days of research later, Frederic eventually managed to get Nouki back. It was the dog himself who ended up following him in his car, after taking long minutes to recognize him.

Illustration of the article: Reported missing for a month, this senior dog no longer recognizes his owner and leaves him in tears

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The dog was taken to the vet and it turns out that Nouki was probably hit by a car during his getaway. He had a fractured jaw. The 13-year-old dog was treated and is now in great shape. He was able to follow his master to Tahiti in May.

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