Friday, August 27, 2010

On lost dogs, five year olds and philosophical ponderings...

"Can we keep him? Can we keep him? Can we keep him?"

Little Bit was jumping up and down. The him in question was jumping, too.

"We can't do that, " Jon said. "He already has a family who probably misses him. I'll go call the number."

"I'm not so sure Daddy's right," Little Bit whispered to me when Jon was out of earshot. "Maybe this doggie escaped from somewhere terrible."

"I don't think so," I said. "He has hearts on his collar. His owner must love him very much."

"Not as much as I do."

Later, as our fuzzy new friend was whisked away by a happy and relieved owner, Little Bit sat on the front porch steps and sighed.

"That doggy was lost and now he's found?"

"Yes," I said.

"But we lost him." She said. "It's weird how things like that can happen, isn't it?"

It certainly is.


Judy Williams said...

Oh My GOD!!! Your story, and of course the picture of that adorable pooch is just pulling on my heartstrings to the point of breakage.

Looks like a Labradoodle or some similar mix.

Miss R has it all figured out at much too young an age. Bittersweet.

Mister Earl said...


WV fabledg = fable dog

Dixie Jane said...

Looks like a doggie right off the shelf of a toy store. I can understand L.B. wanting to keep him. He is adorable. But I am glad he was united with his rightful owner. One of the vicissitudes of life.

Hilda said...

Awww, poor Little Bit. Will she get her own doggy now?

He's so cute and looks like most of the dogs we've ever had!

dbdubya said...

Perhaps it's time to take Little Bit up the road to the Pasadena Humane Society and rescue a friend. Their animal shelter is the Ritz-Carlton of dog pounds. Staffed by caring people, the grounds are clean and inviting, and the pens are filled with dogs anxious to find a new home. They also have a very nice cat house.
You can shop on-line on their website which has updates on their guests, who are all screened for behavior problems before being made available.

We have a rescued dog and two rescued cats. Somehow, they seem to know that you saved them and are more greatful as a result.

Laurie said...

Never fear, my friends. Little Bit has two dogs and a cat. She would have a zoo if space provided! (And so would her mom and her aunt Judy!)

That really was a spectacularly adorable pooch.

TheChieftess said...

Love, love, LOVE the pic!!! Story and pooch are both adorable!!!

Mister Earl said...
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Petrea said...

Happy for the dog, and also for Little Bit, that she has sweet pets to care for.

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone.