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I had an opportunity to pay-it-back by reuniting a lost dog with their owner today.

I’ve always been pretty aware of watching for missing dogs but since Gracie’s adventure I’ve been hyper-aware.I was out for my walk and was way out near Shorewood when I saw a dog loose in the street about a block away. I headed that direction and saw that it was a rather senior Norwich terrier and that a woman was trying to catch it. I caught the dog for her thinking it was hers but it wasn’t. I honestly didn’t check to see if it was male or female so “its” tag said Scamp and had a phone number so I held “scamp,” the dog while LuAnne went into her house to call the number.  The man who answered said he was in Maryland and gave her the number for his dog sitter.

Luckily the dog sitter was home and drove right over to pick Scamp up. She said that she hadn’t noticed that the little Scamp had escaped the fenced in yard yet. The adventure added about 20 or so minutes of non-walking time to my walk but it was well worth it. Please remember when you see a loose dog that they are probably lost, not stray. Be a neighbor and check for a collar and tags. >^..^<

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