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  1. #1
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    Your best find is still in the ground somewhere

    Jan 2007
    Hazelwood, MO
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    An Afternoon Of Unexpected Finds - One's ALIVE

    Hi all,

    I passed by a church soccer field yesterday and had my detector in the car, so I decided to check it out for a while..I found about $6 in clad, and also came across a coin that I thought was a silver quarter (even though my detector read it as a penny-dime signal). And in a church field too! Hmmmmmm..







    Before I left I thought to myself, "One more quarter.." About 10 minutes later I found 2 next to each other. On my way to the truck, I was swinging the coil between the black top area and a small playground..I got a signal that turned out to be a silver ring.



    Now for the biggest shock of all..I knew I was close to a school I hadn't been to in quite a while..it didn't have much of a field, but it did have a playground. I almost didn't go because I was tired after a couple of hours at the church, but I thought maybe I could check the wood chips..

    It was a good thing I went there. As I walked to the back of the school (which was not visible from anywhere in the parking lot) I went down a small grade and noticed a dog at the bottom, totally out of view in a secluded area of the field. As I got closer to it, I noticed it was tied to a backstop post with about 1 foot of leash.

    As I came closer it sat up and showed its teeth, so I started talking to it and held my hand out slowly. As I did, it began to whine and then lick my hand. I untied the leash and noticed the dog was malnourished and dehydrated. I decided I had to do something, so I ended up taking it home. It was afraid to get in my truck and afraid to come out, so I had to carry her in and out. She would flinch and duck down to the floor if I held my hands up, so more than likely it had been abused. How anyone could do this to an animal I'll never know. There's better ways to get rid of a dog than leaving it for dead tied up to a post, far away from where anyone could see it.

    We found out she was female of a mixed breed..she has some Lab features, but I'm not sure what other breed is in there..she's all white with short, light gold ears and a little color along her back side and tail.

    We got her home, fed her and gave her some water (needless to say she ate and drank like crazy). Then I gave her a good bath (she smelled like urine) and later introduced her to my other dogs (a Dachshund and a black Lab mix). Luckily they all got along exceptionally well. I guess we'll keep her, but it looks like all my clad from now on will go to the vet rather than another guitar

    Anyway, here's some pics of her (that's me with her in the last photo). The first one is a little disturbing (seeing how skinny she is) but the others are cute..the techs at the animal hospital could feel all of her ribs, and every vertibrae and bone in her back and pelvic area. Her teeth, ears and paws all looked good. With proper care she should be okay and gain her weight back..it may take a bit longer to get her to trust people again but we're working on it.









    Hope you all had a safe and happy weekend.
    Nat


  2. #2
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    Sep 2006
    Montana
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    Re: An Afternoon Of Unexpected Finds - One's ALIVE

    She is priceless...


    You're a good man.

  3. #3
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    May 2008
    Gulfcoast of Florida
    White's Beach Hunter ID
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    Re: An Afternoon Of Unexpected Finds - One's ALIVE

    What a touching story! Hope your future finds are many (good ones).
    fldaphne

  4. #4
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    Aug 2005
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    Re: An Afternoon Of Unexpected Finds - One's ALIVE

    That's the best find I've read about yet!!!

    You are truly a decent human, and you'll receive much deserved karma from this act of kindness in future hunts.

    The dog is beautiful.

    Jim

  5. #5
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    pezhead and md'er

    Apr 2008
    rhode island
    titan 1000 xd
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    Re: An Afternoon Of Unexpected Finds - One's ALIVE

    pretty dog. you definitely did the right thing.
    don't know why anybody would do that to an animal.
    my dad did the same thing with a kitten he found a few years ago. somebody abandoned him in my grandmother's yard. my dad went over to mow the lawn and saw him hiding under some tall grass. he would have died if my dad hadn't found him. he was only a few weeks old and my sister had to bottle feed him. we still have him now. we named him minimitts because he looked like a mini version of our other cat, mr. mittens... he's not so mini anymore. lol
    my name is aimee and i'm from rhode island.  woonsocket area.
    GOT PEZ??
    OLDEST COINS
    1914 wheatie penny!!!
    1899 V nickel
    1917 merc!
    1965 washington quarter
    Half-?
    Dollar-n/a

  6. #6
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    May 2007
    Trinidad, Colorado
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    Re: An Afternoon Of Unexpected Finds - One's ALIVE

    I'm an animal lover and stories like yours make me extemely angry and emotional.
    She's a beautiful animal and, a very lucky one too. I commend you "MR. NATMAN" for doing the right thing.
    You'll be rewarded everytime you pet her. My wife and I have three dogs; Putko & Tollie, both from a shelter and Binkie,
    who found us. Have you named her yet?

    Oh, I forgot!
    That Booby Coin is partial down payment from The Gods for upkeep for Miss Lucky!

    GRB

  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    White's Spectrum XLT
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    Re: An Afternoon Of Unexpected Finds - One's ALIVE

    What a nice looking little pup! Poor little Miss, who knows how long she was there or what life she used to live. Now at least she'll be given a second chance. Nice going!

  8. #8

    Nov 2006
    New Jersey
    Troy Shadow X5, Minelab Musketeer Advantage
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    Re: An Afternoon Of Unexpected Finds - One's ALIVE

    Thank you for being a good person. Oh yeah, nice finds too.
    Take care, Mike in NJ
    WEEKEND CLAD COUNTER 2007
    Pennies:   2094
    Nickels:    436
    Dimes:     917
    Quarters: 648
    Kennedy Half Dollars: 4
    Susan B Anthony: 1
    Sac Dollar: 1
    George Washington Dollar coin: 1
    Total Clad Coins: 4095
    Total Amount: $301.33

  9. #9
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    Aug 2007
    NJ
    EXCAL 2, SOV. GT
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    Re: An Afternoon Of Unexpected Finds - One's ALIVE

    Nat,
    Your a hero in my eyes, if theres one thing I HATE, its cruelty to animals.. you have saved that sweet hearts life and from the look on her face, she sure looks happy.. I am so glad you saved her, you will have a friend for life now.. and you have such a good heart.. thank you for doing this, rather then dumping her to a shelter, where alot of them end up being put down... Your a dam good man in my book Nat..

    congrats on all you other finds, but the best was the dog in my book..
    Live your life in such a way, that when your feet hit the floor  in the morning, satan shudders and says, OH CHIT, SHE'S AWAKE.

  10. #10
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    Nov 2004
    Edwards,Missouri
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    Re: An Afternoon Of Unexpected Finds - One's ALIVE

    Kudos,Natman

  11. #11
    us
    Sep 2007
    Sal Sagev Adaven
    E-TRAC,,,, SOVEREIGN GT,,,, GP 3500,,,, GB PRO.
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    Re: An Afternoon Of Unexpected Finds - One's ALIVE

    Nat, WTG! Now what ya going to name her? Are you going to take suggestions from Tnet members?
    I'll just follow you with My E-trac, Sov GT,or GoldBug Pro.

  12. #12
    us
    Please leave a ring after the beep!

    Sep 2004
    Aiken, SC
    Ace 250
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    Re: An Afternoon Of Unexpected Finds - One's ALIVE

    Nattie.....you've been my T-Net buddy for a long time now. I've always enjoyed your stories and looking at your treasures. You are one lucky guy........But this story is absolutely priceless and you are my biggest hero now! I have a pet sitting business and have always loved animals of all kinds. Your story has brought me to tears and I'm so glad that "fate" brought you to that beautiful girl! I just don't know what else to say. This is definitely worthy of Honorable mention for sure!

    BTW.......Welcome to the "Heads and Tails" club!!

    HH,
    Moon
    Even the mightiest Oak in the forest is just a little nut that held it's ground!!

    Remember to take a walk in the shoes of a loser! Quote by Moonshadow 2/17

  13. #13
    us
    Your best find is still in the ground somewhere

    Jan 2007
    Hazelwood, MO
    White's Prizm II, White's Coinmaster
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    Metal Detecting
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    Re: An Afternoon Of Unexpected Finds - One's ALIVE

    THANK YOU for the nice words, you guys are great

    We named her Tasha (she looks a lot like a dog I brought home from a park I worked at about 28 years ago).

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonshadow
    Your story has brought me to tears and I'm so glad that "fate" brought you to that beautiful girl! I just don't know what else to say. This is definitely worthy of Honorable mention for sure!
    Thanks Moon, I mean that sincerely..funny how animals can bring out the best in all of us..the replies so far watered my eyes a bit too

    Thanks all.
    Nat

  14. #14
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    Aug 2004
    Mena Arkansas
    Garrett Ace 250,Garrett ProPointer....
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    71 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: An Afternoon Of Unexpected Finds - One's ALIVE

    You are a good man...too bad there are not more of you around....the other day I was on my way with 5 of my detecting club members to hunt a 4 acre plot that we were given permission to hunt ...on the way there I happened to look out the truck window and saw 3 little mixed breed puppies..someone had dumped them off by a bridge..by the time we turned around and got back we couldnt find them...we hunted the brush and just couldnt find them..we hunted for about an hour but no sign of them...hopefully someone stopped and picked them up before we got to them...way to go man...she looks like she is in good shape...must be fate that you happened along and found her...

  15. #15
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    Apr 2008
    Moronica, northwest of Chicago.
    E-trac & Bounty Hunter Land Star
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    Re: An Afternoon Of Unexpected Finds - One's ALIVE

    Hey Natman, she's a real cutie!!!

    From one dog lover to another, things happen for a reason, and you were supposed to meet that dog. My hat's off to you for finding room in your heart & home for her. Yep, I agree, that was the find of the day!
    God bless our veterans! Thank you for your sacrifices!

 

 
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