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Friday, November 6, 2015

My good deed for the day.

So on my way to work today I spotted a little dog running around in traffic, scared to death and about to get hit by a car. I couldn't stand to just drive on, so I turned my car around (almost getting hit myself) and pulled over onto a side street. I called the dog to me, and she came right over and jumped into my car. The poor little girl was whimpering in fear, but kept nuzzling up to me and licking my ear and obviously needed help. There was no collar on her, but she seemed very well cared for. I didn't know what to do. I knew she probably belonged to someone who lived nearby.

After calling work to tell them I'd be late, I decided to drive down the side street near where I'd found her, to see if anyone was out looking for her. I saw two young guys walking down the road so I pulled over, introduced myself,  and asked if they recognized the dog. They didn't, but one of them was very concerned for her and he offered to keep her at his house around the corner and to help me get the word out on Facebook and at the local shelters. We exchanged information, and he took the dog home so that I could go to work. I put a post up about a lost dog on Facebook, and so did he, and after I went to work we exchanged a few text messages about the situation.  Three hours later, the owner had been located! The dog is back at home now, safe and sound. I'm so very grateful to the young guy who helped me rescue this sweet girl!



Lost dog with good citizen Clark.

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  1. Aaaw, poor thing! Glad her owner was found and she came through her adventure unharmed.

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    1. Me too! She was so sweet, and beautiful too!

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  2. What a sweet Gud Dug.
    So happy you stopped and Clark helped find the owner.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Clark is only 18, and I think he was happy to be treated like a grown up, responsible man. He seemed so proud of himself for finding her owner. ..and I wax proud of him too!

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  3. Well done to both of you. I often used to have lost hunting dogs turn up here, I'd give them food and water and phone their owners (they invariably had their phone numbers somewhere), and before long they were reunited.

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    1. When we lived in the country we saw hunting dogs pass through our property all the time. They always seemed too skinny and in need of some loving attention!

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  4. Beautiful dog, she was lucky to meet you Jennifer.

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    1. An animal in distress always tugs at my heartstrings!

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    1. It was my pleasure. When I heard her owner had been found I felt good all day! :)

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  6. A genuinely heart-warming story Jennifer. Good on you for stopping when others were just driving by. I wonder what the dog's name is. Whatever it might be, I think she should be renamed Jenny in memory of her saviour!

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    1. Thank you! I also wonder what her name is. She was so pretty, with the softest fur and big brown eyes. I hope her owner is more careful in the future!

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