Sunday, December 21, 2008
Santa Brought Us a Puppy!
(UPDATE: The lost puppy was picked up by the local bylaw officer this morning, apparently the owners called looking for her - and she should be home by now...keeping this story posted because I think it's cute and I haven't got any more stories right now) Actually it was a guy named Jim. Last night (Sat. Dec.20) a guy dressed in a parka and barely keeping hold of a very squirmy black lab puppy (maybe a bit less than a year old) came knocking at our door. He was sure this puppy belonged to our next-door-neighbours and that they were probably out searching for her in the dark and blistering cold (about -20C with windchill). He was planning to tie her up outside their door (!) so we said, "No, no, we'll keep her until they come home". I left a note on their door stating their beloved little pet was warm and cozy at our house and please come get her. Well, as luck would have it - our neighbour came by to tell us that, no, that was not in fact their puppy. "Meadow" was safe at home and had been there all night. The rest of the evening was spent making signs and posting them around the town (it's actually a village), calling the local animal shelters, checking the "lost & found" ads online, and posting my very own on craigslist. There was one promising ad for a lost dog, and I phoned and left a message with them (still waiting). We also had to make sure the highly rambunctious pup did not test our 7-year old Rottweiler, Freddie's, patience too much. She's very cute, has a little bit of white on her chest, and seems well cared for. It would have helped if she'd had some tags, but she was wearing a collar. She's a very nice dog and I'm sure someone somewhere is missing her very much. If you know who's dog she is feel free to leave a comment here or contact the Whistler Animal Shelter, she will be there by noon today (Sun. Dec.21).