An unusual start to the day

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

So, how did your day start today? Pretty normal?

We had the strangest start to our morning today.

We had just gotten up and were sitting around eating breakfast when I heard noises that sounded like someone stomping around in another room of the house. Joel got up and checked the front door. When he looked out the front and there was a teenage boy standing on our front porch. He was completely naked, and we are pretty sure that he has a fairly severe intellectual disability. On top of that, he had with him two extremely large Doberman dogs. He was banging on our front door, saying 'Mum' and trying to get inside. Joel tried asking him where he lives, or if anything was wrong, but we got no real response.

Joel and I were dumbfounded, this was the last sort of situation we expected ourselves to be in this morning, and I am so, so glad he was home and I wasn't here alone with Ezra.

 I was so worried that this boy was lost and that he was going to get hurt, run off somewhere else or try crossing the busy street. But we didn't really want to risk going outside because the Dobermans seemed really protective of him. Who knows how they would of reacted, and unless we suspected he was in a dangerous situation we did not want to potentially get attacked.

We quickly got on the phone to the Police to see if they could come down and handle the situation and help the boy home, whilst trying to keep an eye on what he was doing and where he was going. It seemed like he was confused and thought that our house was his home.

By the time the Police arrived, the boys mother (I suspect), had already found him and loaded him and the dogs into her car and driven away.

I was not really prepared for the situation. I didn't really know what to do.
What would you have done?

Karen xx
11 comments on "An unusual start to the day"
  1. Wow, what a morning. I think I would have done exactly as you did. The dogs would most likely protect him, so he wasn't going to get hurt in anyway, and you need to look after yourself without losing an arm.
    That poor mum must have been beside herself. Thank goodness it had a happy ending :)

  2. Julie @The Useful BoxOctober 2, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    That IS a strange start to the morning! I'm not a dog fan, so probably would have done what you did. Glad it all worked out okay!

  3. This is CRAZY Karen. So wired! Your so just lucky Joel was home. Far out. Strange morning it was. xx

  4. mummysundeservedblessingsOctober 3, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    I would have called the police too. We had a women who had her two young grandsons with her and did not speak any English at our door a few weeks ago. She seemed lost but we could not communicate with her. We called the police but she was gone by the time they arrived. I later saw her at the local primary school so she was obviously ok. It was just weird.

  5. That certainly is an unusual start to the day! I definitely would have called the police too, I don't think there is a lot you can do in that kind of situation, especially with regards to the dogs, unless you know the boy or the family.

  6. I think you did the right thing; I can't imagine what else you could do. Glad his mum found him.

  7. I know, she must have been freaking out. I am so glad it all ended up ok, could have been so so much worse!

  8. There was no way I was going near those dogs!! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. I know Rach..CRRAAZZZYY... last thing I expected! ha

  10. I think it is always better to be safe than sorry. It is sad that you can't really trust people anymore, but so many people out these are waiting to take advantage, you just never know.

  11. Exactly what I think Kylie! I just felt like such a bad person letting him run around like that, so sad.