Look what I found this morning!I got up to take Evan to school, and let Buddy out. He was taking his usual 6 hours to sniff every inch of the yard, so I was outside in the cold trying to coax him back in (didn't work. never does). And this big dog comes galloping at me through the trees, wagging his tail and smiling. I think he was happy to see a people.
Dog has no collar, but it's obvious he's well cared for. He smells like he just had a bath. He is sticking to me like glue.
I somehow managed to get in the house and grab a leash, which was not easy seeing as he decided he wanted to go in NOW. He let me put it on him with no problems. At this point I need to take Ev to school and I don't know what to do with this pup. I tried to put him in the garage but he kept foloowing me out, so I decided to just take him in the car with me.
Turns out big dog is a big sissy and won't jump into the Hummer. I had to lift him. Seventy pounds of unfamiliar dog I am lifting here!
When I got home I called the non-emergency police line, and they took my info. Now we wait.
Buddy and Ben were both less than thriled to have an interloper in their domain. Especially one who quickly polished off all remaining traces of dog/kitty food in one fell swoop. But he was a good boy, and we live on a busy corner without fences; I wasn't about to let him run around or try to tie him to something.
I dressed and we headed out for a walk, hoping to find his family. We got one house away before the police officer called to say his owner came in, and was ready to come get him.
They were from out of town and the pup went out to do his business and wandered off. The man had been searching for 2 hours- his wife was ready to kill him.
p.s. I never had a dog that drank out of the toilet before. What a riot!