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Old 05-04-05, 05:10 PM   #1
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Lucky Dog

Hope I don't get chastised for placing this on the Forums, but I thought the enlightened over 50 crowd might be somewhat more tolerant of my license

There are VERY few lost or abandoned dogs where I live, so when I saw a little lost, collarless guy the other day I stopped and tried to offer it some water, he was very cautious about getting near me but after a while he came and drank all that I had with me.

Then he followed me home so I gave him more water and some dog food which he scarffed down. I have a Scottie who never met a person or other dog he didn't like, so I let them togther for a bit and things were fine. I had to do some things so I left water outside the door and returned a few hours later and he was still there, so I put more water and a towel down for the lil guy overnite.
Next AM he was there when I took my dog for a walk and he came along with us
I made some signs an hung them and put one in the local organic food store, and another in the Publix.
Meantime he was happy staying with us.
A week later I had a fone message about him from someone who thought the lil guy was their dog who disappeared a few weeks earlier, and it turned out he was their dog
So a happy ending

While cleaning out some files I came across a clipping from a paper in Houston when I lived there which I had saved for years, it follows


On our way home from camping, we saw him about 5 miles from Sam Houston Park, walking down the middle of the highway as if his little short legs would carry him no farther.
We picked him up, put him in the truck between us, and he laid his head on my husband's lap, worn-out and sleepy. That sold us
We reported hin found, no one claimed him-----someone's loss was our gain
Sam was our loving companion, faithful friend, and a full fledged comedian. God gave him to us for five happy years, and then it happened. A sort of paralysis--no more running, walking or even standing up---just lying down, his dark eyes following our every move. The he was gone
How we loved Sam. and how we miss him
When you think about dumping your dog on some road, think again. Sam was lucky---your dog may not be
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I have a dog that showed up at my place about a year ago and has since become a member of our family. His name is Loner.
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Old 05-04-05, 06:03 PM   #3
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One morning I went to the shed to get something. I had left the roller door slightly open the night previous and as I opened it I was confronted by the meanest looking Pit Bull terrier.
I got passed the initial shock and actually made friends with what turned out to be a most affectionate dog.

We had him for a week before we got a response from our ads and the owners were extremely happy to have him back.
Our loss, their happy ending.
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Nice. We had a loose little Pomeranian show up in our yard one Sunday evening and we put a leash on him and walked him all over the place to see if someone would run out and claim him. No one did.

He overnighted with us, and the next day we called the town and, using the number on his rabies tag, they tracked down the dog's humans.

My wife called, and the woman who answered started crying and saying they thought the dog was dead. Guess we scored some karma points that day.
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We get lots of strays. We have fostered twelve so far and found homes for most. We kept two and have another fromt he pound as well as several second chance kitties.
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