Thursday, February 18, 2010

I really need to remember my camera...

I want to take pics when I'm out and about, so I can show y'all some of my four-legged neighbors.

A dog which I thought belonged to a house my pups and I were passing on our walk today decided to join us. It was touch and go with Tucker for a bit, since our new friend was quite a bit larger than they and Tucker has a bit of a Napoleon complex. Finally, after a few minutes of whining and charging him and barking, Tucker settled down and we all continued on our collective way. Only problem was, when we got back to the house I was sure was New Friend's, he completely ignored it and kept on walking with us.

Uh-oh...it was the classic "he followed me home" scenario! Unfortunately I don't have a fenced yard, and I certainly couldn't bring a strange dog into my roommate/landlord's house, so I got him a bowl of food and called animal control, instead.

Then I went about my day, running errands in the nearest bigger town. I got a call from the Animal Control Officer, telling me he was at my house. He heard my two pups barking from inside, and all four garage kitties came to make friends with him, but there was no sign of my New Friend, the big yellow dog with huge paws. I'm worried about him, I won't lie, because people drive like maniacs on these country roads, and I'm afraid he'll be roadkill before long. Or else the coyotes will get him.

Well, who knows? Maybe I'll get home today and he'll be waiting for me! The question is, what do I do then?

3 comments:

Miz Minka said...

Ask your landlord if it's OK to adopt the dog, of course. :)

SCI-FI said...

Post up a few paper signs on area telephone poles with pictures of the pup and huge letters "FOUND" at the top.

If no one claims him after 30 days, adopt away...

Christina LMT said...

The pup never came back. The officer suspected he wasn't a stray, just a very friendly dog who went home after I left. He did only nibble the food I gave him, so I guess the officer was right.