July 23rd 2006 12:29 pm
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What an adventure we had the other day! Dad took Cosmo and I out for an afternoon walk and we saw a Beagle running loose around the park by our house. After Dad brought us home, he went back out with a leash to try and find the dog, and he did. Miraculously, he ran up to my Dad and let him put the leash on. He had a collar but no tags. So, Dad brought him to our house, and as you can see in the picture above, he acted like he owned the place! After he got to drink some of "our" water and eat some of "our" food, he had the nerve to go potty in "our" backyard.
Later, Mom and Dad made some signs and went walking around the neighborhood with him to post them. They ran into some kids at the park and asked if they knew my new pal, and they did! They said he lived downstairs from them in the townhomes across the street, and brought them there. No one was home, but the garage door was raised up with enough room for my pal to escape. DUH!! Irregardless, with our recent heatwave, a garage is no place for any animal. The kids offered to take my new pal but Mom and Dad decided to leave a note on the door and brought him back to our house. Oh boy! More running and running and running around with our tongues hanging down to the floor.
Before we knew it, it was after 9:30pm and everyone wanted to go to sleep except us. The kitties were not too thrilled either. So, Mom took my new pal back to his house to see if his owners had come home but they hadn't. She ran into another lady walking her dog around the townhomes and asked if she knew my new pal and she did. She said it was not the first time this had happened and that she was going to leave the owner a letter. The nice lady brought her own dog home and came back to help Mom knock on the door of another neighbor who lives directly across from my new pal's house. That neighbor had two cute Shih-Tzus of her own and offered to take my new pal and keep him until his owners came home. Mom was comfortable with that and left him with her.
About an hour later, the owners of my new pal had their kid call us, after we had all gone to bed. The kid asked about their dog and Dad told her where he was. She said "thank you" and hung up. Yeesh! I never even found out what his name was!