Last night, Joe and I went for a walk for our date night. We found a dog. He was trying to commit suicide 'neath the fast-moving tires on a busy thoroughfare.
None of the other good samaritans involved in talking him off the proverbial ledge would bring him home for the night. "My dog would eat him!" was one lady's
reason. So we're stuck with him for the moment while we plaster our entire community (including the virtual community, via Craigslist, and local Facebook/Twitter Found Pets pages) with FOUND DOG posters.
We're tentatively calling him Poopsie. The name came from Joe's spot-on prediction that he would thank us for rescuing him by pooping in our garage.
Also, he's a Poopsie because he's clearly
somebody's Little Poopsie of a dog.
Incredibly well-groomed and clean (at least, until he rolled in something in our backyard). Strawberry blonde fur that is glossy like a fox's. Pert, pointed little fox ears. Collar but no ID tag. Curly little tail that hangs ever just so. And the sky-high, largely unfulfilled expectations of sitting in my seat, sleeping in my house, and/or finding a dog treat in my hand at any given time.
And did I mention that Elise is obsessed with him? He's been on so many walks today (well, I guess she alternated between carrying him and pulling him in the wagon, so it doesn't really count as a walk
) he must be exhausted
I hate to bring him to the local, high-kill animal shelter, so hopefully his owner will respond to the queries soon.
Poopsie, where is your mother?