Where is Prada? by zambianlass

Where is Prada?

My heart is very sad. Those of you who have followed my photo journey over the last few months, will know the star of this photo as "Prada the Beagle from next door" who has adopted us as her family and is our sausages BFF :-) By her nature she is a free spirit and a Houdini of the doggie world, as she will always find a way to escape from her garden and enjoy roaming the farm.

Yesterday morning she went missing. Thinking she may have been bitten by a snake we searched the farm from top to bottom but found no sign of her. The farm is enclosed by a very high boundary fence and much as Prada is an escape artist, she has never ventured beyond this fence so we are left thinking she has been stolen.

I have mentioned before that we have many Chinese arriving in Zambia and a habit of theirs which is breaking my heart, is that of eating our dogs. They pay less privileged Zambians to steal peoples dogs. It is a problem that is rife across Africa, not just Zambia, and I believe this is what may have happened to our special Prada.

We are offering a reward for her safe return and hope and pray someone finds and returns her before it is too late. She is such a beautiful little lady and we all miss her terribly.

Sorry to start your weekend off on a sad note. Let's hope our Houdini finds a way to escape this time...
That is awful news. I really hope that she is just lost somewhere and will be home soon. Thinking of you at this sad time. x
November 2nd, 2013  
I really hope Prada is found safe and well. So sad when new cultures join established ones and acceptable behaviours are so far apart :(
November 2nd, 2013  
:( Here in PNG, the healthiest dogs live in the province where they eat them. :(
November 2nd, 2013  
@nicolecampbell thank you :-) xx
@pixiemac Me too --- I just don't understand how it is ever acceptable anywhere to eat someones domestic pet...
@bobfoto that is so sad Jason - I guess you have seen it first hand too... I have actually stopped going to any Chinese Restaurants here as the SPCA reckon a large number of them are serving up dog but calling it another name.
November 2nd, 2013  
Such sad news, fingers crossed that she is returned safely. This is a beautiful portrait you have done of her.
November 2nd, 2013  
My heart goes out to you all , and I hope Prada will be found safe & sound .
November 2nd, 2013  
P.S this is a super shot of such a delightful looking dog ! a FAV -- :)
November 2nd, 2013  
@zambianlass - at the restaurants? :(
November 2nd, 2013  
@bobfoto yup :-((
November 2nd, 2013  
I hope Prada is found safe and sound. My thoughts are with you.
Such a lovely high key capture of her!
November 2nd, 2013  
Very, very sad. Fingers crossed xx
November 2nd, 2013  
oh I will keep my fingers crossed for her safe return - she is beautiful and I have love your photos
November 2nd, 2013  
Oh poor Prada; hope she will be found soon in good health
November 2nd, 2013  
Oh what sad news! I do hope you find her before it's too late! Gosh terrible news for the dogs in your country! Yes I think I would avoid the Chinese restaurants! She is so beautiful!
November 2nd, 2013  
Keeping my fingers crossed for you. Please do let us know what happens. Good luck in your search.
November 2nd, 2013  
Oh no, how awful...our thoughts are with you and hope Prada is home safe and sound very soon...
November 2nd, 2013  
I love this high key processing. Fav.
November 2nd, 2013  
What a barbaric and heathen practice..... Incomprehensible and cruel. Your portrait of Prada is so positive in its high key style, lets hope everyone's good wishes on here keep her safe. Fav.
November 2nd, 2013  
Sad…….I wish you luck finding this cute mutt. A lovely image.
November 2nd, 2013  
Oh what a terrible story , hope she returns safe and sound.
November 2nd, 2013  
This is a lovely shot of Prada. I really hope they find here soon, that is so awful about people stealing them . It happens here but they use them in labs for testing products...a probable slower and worse death.
November 2nd, 2013  
A gorgeous photo but a very sad photo, I will keep my fingers crossed that you find her and she is ok.
November 2nd, 2013  
Fav for the beautiful high key image.
November 2nd, 2013  
So sad to hear this..........I hope you find her safe and well.
November 2nd, 2013  
Breaks my heart..I so hope she shows up! Beautiful shot!
November 2nd, 2013  
Oh my what a sad story. Made even sadder by the fact that these people are apparently not starving, but wealthy enough to pay others to take dogs. I hope you are wrong, and that she comes home safely soon. This is a really great shot of her by the way.
November 2nd, 2013  
Dogs are such good friends!! I hope your Prada is safe. Lovely shot of her.
November 2nd, 2013  
A beautiful photo. I certainly hope this story ends with good news. People can be incredibly immoral and cruel.
November 2nd, 2013  
oh what a terrible news! I hope she's ok and you find her real soon! a beautiful shot of her btw!
November 2nd, 2013  
Aww how horrible, I sincerely hope it´s not the case! I truely hope Prada will return home! This is a very beautiful high key shot of her
November 2nd, 2013  
So sad and heartbreaking.....I hope that isn't the case. A beautiful capture.
November 2nd, 2013  
Nia
What a wonderful high key dog portrait and a heartbreaking story!
November 2nd, 2013  
this is awful, I hope you find her, a beautiful shot
November 2nd, 2013  
Amazing!Love the high key!
November 2nd, 2013  
Beautiful photo with a sad story! Hope she is found safe and sound soon!
November 2nd, 2013  
Such a lovely shot and a heartbreaking story. I hope she is returned to you.
November 2nd, 2013  
So sad to read your story. Hope she'll turn up. It's a beautiful photo of her.
November 2nd, 2013  
Beautiful high key capture and terribly sad story. I do hope she turns up.
November 2nd, 2013  
Oh I am so shocked and saddened. Love this beagle she is just gorgeous. I hope and pray she returns safe and well, pleas let us know via the discussion when she returns. :(
November 2nd, 2013  
Wonderful high key shot. Such a sad story. That's just awful. Do hope she turns up!
November 2nd, 2013  
Oh what a beautiful pic, but such a sad, sad story. I sure hope this isn't the case. Thinking of you, wishing Prada a safe trip home!
November 2nd, 2013  
Great picture!!!! Horribly sad story, I can't imagine, we love our dog so much. I'm so sad for Prada!
November 2nd, 2013  
What a sweet looking dog and equally appalling story. I hope she reappears safe and sound
November 2nd, 2013  
Oh my goodness. My heart goes out to you. This has to be one of the saddest situations for these poor dogs, and for Prada. I hope you can find her and that this very sad story takes a turn to a happy ending. I'm so sorry.
November 3rd, 2013  
Super shot. Best of luck and wishes for her speedy return
November 3rd, 2013  
What a sad story of this great looking dog. I hope you find him. I do love your processing on this one. Fav.
November 3rd, 2013  
Very sad. Hope she will find her way back or found and returned. Tthis is a gorgeous capture of her in high key.
November 3rd, 2013  
What a cutie! Love the high key ;)
November 3rd, 2013  
Stunning shot. The only place where I saw people eating dog meat was in Vietnam and then it was not all kinds of dogs, only a certain breed. Still found it a bit strange.
November 3rd, 2013  
That is such sad news
November 3rd, 2013  
Oh, that is heartbreaking! I do hope you find her. Lovely shot of her here. So sad...
November 3rd, 2013  
such a beautiful photo fav
November 3rd, 2013  
What a sad thought... so sorry she's missing and I hope you've either found her by the time you read this, or that she is found really soon. x
November 3rd, 2013  
SAD! This is a beautiful shot of her and brilliant processing! I empathize with your heartbreak, and pray she shows up soon! I am still gut wrenched from our Zoe's death, our (fur baby) (dog).
November 4th, 2013  
I am so upset for you to read of the missing Prada - let's pray she is safe and quickly returns.
November 4th, 2013  
Damn, but I hope that she returns safe and sound. Fingers crossed ZL.
November 4th, 2013  
Oh, I'm so very sorry to hear about missing Prada, hopefully she is found really soon !
Great shot & processing.
November 4th, 2013  
I'm so sorry for you! I do hope you find your precious pet!
November 4th, 2013  
Fingers crossed that she is found safe and well. This is a great shot.
November 4th, 2013  
Nice high key image! I am very sorry to hear that.
November 4th, 2013  
Sue
Gorgeous shot of Prada ... I so hope she returns safely.
November 5th, 2013  
How sad! And such a great high-key shot of Prada! Hope you've found her by now.
November 9th, 2013  
Beautiful but poignant portrait of Prada! A truly horrible thought and really hope your thoughts are wrong. Praying for her quick return to you x
November 10th, 2013  
she is so beautiful, I hope you find her!
November 11th, 2013  
Oh, that is just awful. I really hope she hasn't been stolen and she's found. Such a gorgeous high key pic of her.
November 11th, 2013  
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