Momo is secure again and enjoying the first of her replacement toys. The solution to the roving dog gang was simple, but not easy.
First I stopped throwing stones at them and started talking softly to them instead. I also carried some pig ears in my pocket and when they came close enough, offered them to the dogs. One by one they came to me. Having thus gained their trust, I started to pet them, each in turn and finally was able to grab hold of the collar. I then tied a rope on the collar as a leash and led them to the garage.
When we had all three in the garage, we opened the back door of K's car, put a blanket over the back seat and put the dogs into the car. We then drove down to the lake, across Kitaura bridge to the part of Namegata City that used to be called "Aso Town". We drove around until we saw a house with Christmas lights in a back window, and left the dogs in the street there.
Merry Christmas, Moody Minstrel! Enjoy your new pets!