This morning I decided it was a good time to fertilize the roses. So I was out in front doing that when a guy comes along and asks me if this is my dog.
Dog? What dog? I look up and there is a happy, looking dog tootling down the street. I say no, not mine. The guy was sort of following the dog and trying to keep him off the street. Ours is a very busy street with lots of traffic so that was a nice thing to do. I made a few more pleasantries and continued on with my project and the guy and the dog continued down the street.
About five minutes later the dog comes back by himself and wanders over to see me. I ask him if he would like a drink of water. He did. So while he was taking a drink I grabbed his collar and put a leash on him. Then the two of us went for a walk. I was hoping someone would look out their window and say, “Hey, what are you doing with my dog!” But no one did. I met a few people on our way and asked them if they had seen this dog but no one had.
One lady suggested I go online to Nextdoor.com and put a notice up there. That sounded like a plan. We came back to the house and I fastened his leash around a tree (nice shady one) and went into the house. I emailed the local humane’s society about my new friend and a few other places including the Nextdoor site. Then since it had been about ten minutes I decided I better go outside and check to see how he was doing.
He was gone.
A couple bites through the leash and he was roaming again.
Looked around and there he was in the middle of the street. I called to him and he came right over. Grabbed his collar again and decided it would be better if he went inside.
Once inside I checked my email and there was a note from a volunteer from the humane’s society who said she would come over and check him for a chip. Said he looked very familiar.
She came and my new friend had a chip. Yes!
He looks like the kind of dog that goes out and about regularly. He was wearing an invisible fence collar but slipped through that little obstacle with no problem. The Humane’s society volunteer took him home with her to find his owner.
I could have let him stay here but I wasn’t sure how Andre and Pudge would be about that. They can be a bit aggressive sometimes. Never know.
Andre did see him looking out the window and was wanting to introduce himself.
Anyway that is my adventure for the day. I hope he gets home quickly and his owners find a way to keep him there.
I am now making a vegetable jell-o salad. Anyone have a good recipe for that? I sort of pieced one together adding mixed vegetables, lemon juice, vinegar, mayonnaise and horse radish sauce. But it doesn’t have the “gotta have one more bite” taste I remember.