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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Lost and Found

And because I know you all will lose sleep if I don't spill the beans.
Here is what happened:

I was on my way to Target.
I see this black dog standing by a bus stop looking up at the people there.
I see black dog run into street and continue to cross four lanes of busy traffic.
I see black dog nearly get hit on three occasions. My heart is jumping out of my chest.
I see he has a collar, so I pull over into the empty (thank goodness) parking lot where he has now trotted to.
He is scared. He is hesitant. His tail is between his legs. His collar has no tags.

He is Ozzy.
I took him to our vet to be scanned to see if he has a chip. No chip.
I called Animal Control, Cocker Spaniel Rescue (they are full) and four local groomers.
Nobody has reported him missing.
His tongue sticks out while he sleeps.
He is sweet with everyone. He is housebroken. He is overweight. He snores.
He gets along with Ella...

Ah, yes...Ella.
The princess is not so happy.
I have no idea what his story is, but my vet told me they are seeing an unbelievable number of strays being found. People move and leave them behind. I can't fathom it.

So now we have a new member of the family. I'm pretty sure you'll be seeing much more of him. You can see more of him over at my photography blog here.

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  1. So glad you saved him and how sweet of you. I think there are so many strays right now! So sad, people just don't have money but to abandon a pet...not acceptable.

  2. people can be so irresponsible. i just don't get it.

    so glad that you saved him. you have such a beautiful heart.

  3. How nice of you to adopt him, Traci. He seems to be very gentle...Christine

  4. I'm so happy you gave him a home...this just breaks my heart though.
    I don't know how anyone could abandon an animal. Give him lots of love!


  5. You're so generous in saving and taking this dog in..You're both destined for each other!

  6. oh MY!! I did not imagine that!! Sweet, sweet fellow who will now be cherished...

  7. What an awesome story--with a happy ending. You are a life saver --- truly. Loved your mosaic, too.

  8. Oh, I am so glad that you took him home. I hope that he wasn't abandoned, and that someone sees this post and recognizes this sweet dog. You are so kind.

  9. he is very lucky to have found you...or you find him. either way. his life is changed forever~ in a very good way.

    i was looking for your email but didn't see it.
    i just wanted to reply to the comment you left.
    isn't it silly how we can still be filled with self doubt~ no matter how old we are.
    but those people that seem to have a perfect life and have it all together really don't.
    no one is perfect.

    you seem to have a wonderful family...a great marriage...and definitely oodles of talent.

    i hope you believe in yourself. GOD thinks you are great. and so do i.

  10. He is so cute! I'm happy he found you.

  11. Sadly, the economy has not been good for pets. People abandon them because they are at their wits end, I think, and they can no longer afford to feed them...or live in their homes and feed their kids either, for that matter. You are so good to take Ozzy in!

  12. you wonderful girl!!! so glad you make him yours. now on my way to see photos of him!

  13. Oh how sweet you daughter lives in New Oleans and it is unbelieveable how many strays there are....she and her husband have rescued 6 cats! The oil spill has made it even worse because those that have lost income (fisherman, etc.) nad taken their pets to the shelters because they cannot afford to feed them any longer... So so sad! Thank you for keeping him.


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