Monday evening, right around 5pm I recieved a call from my husband. I was expecting the usual... 'Do we have plans tonight?' or 'I'm on my way home - do I need to pick anything up?'. Instead I heard a serious but almost giddy voice, 'I have a problem'.
- What do you mean?
"Well, I have a dog in my car."
- What? why?
"I watched two cars lock up their breaks and screech trying not to hit him and I couldn't drive away without getting him out of the road, otherwise he would be dead - what do I do??!"
- Ok, take him to our Vet and have them do a Scan to see if he has a chip - their only open for 20 more minutes so hurry!
-Ugh, ok bring him home.
5 days later...
- Ad in the local news paper (for 3 days)
- Ad in local lost and found craigslist (for 5 days)
- Ad in several online lost and found, pet detective, etc... web sites (5 days)
- Posters plastered all around where he was found (4 days)
- Signs posted at Humane Society, Shelter had no calls
- Log filled out at local Vet - FOUND ad
- Collar, leash, dog bowl, bed, food, treats, toys... all bought
- Thourough baths given
- Lots of walks, love, kisses - given
- Several offers from friends and others to give sweet, well behaved puppy a forever home
On the 5th day eve...
- Phone call from a man "You have my dog..."
- Phone call from wife "My husband called, I wanted to make sure you have the correct number, check your caller ID."
Seriously, just this afternoon we had a discussion that it could be possible that no one was actually looking for this absolutely sweet, well behaved, absolutely cute as a button puppy. It had been 5 days with ads all over the place. We saw no LOST ads in the paper (it is free!) and drove around the neighborhood looking for signs.
I really want, deep down in my heart to believe that all people are good willed and want to do the right thing. But, truthfully I know this isn't always the case. There are lots of people out there who only see $$. "Oh, yea I lost a pure bread so and so dog... just what you said on the poster - that's it exactly! I'm so glad you found it! We've missed him!"
My husband seems to lean towards the optomistic side of things. He really wants to give everybody the benifit of the doubt and I admire this quality in him. I can't help but not feel the same way in certian cases. Anyone that I don't know personally, I need proof. If you have nothing to hide then proof shouldn't be an issue and we can all be happy.
Ok, so I've gotten off track here... So, without anymore hype here's the sweet pup we've had for 5 days - We've been calling him Otis:
We might have to say goodbye tomorrow to never see him again... and that just sucks!