A few hours ago, a woman knocked on my door and pointed across the street to our neighbor’s porch. “Is this your dog?” Betty White was trembling behind me. “No,” I replied. “I just scooped her up from the street, she’s been running around with no tags on.” My gut reaction was to run across the street to make sure the pooch was ok. He was unharmed and incredibly friendly, so I offered to take him in. Lets be honest, people, what else is this unemployed girl going to do with her afternoon? So, I carried her over and offered her some food and water. Betty White was a little territorial, but for the most part she just slept on her chair while the dog sat on the floor panting.
I immediately posted a found dog ad on Craigslist and went around asking neighbors if they had ever seen the dog before, but no such luck. Next we went to the local animal hospital to get scanned for a microchip, but she isn’t microchipped unfortunately. I stopped by the Montgomery County SPCA on my way home to put out an alert to all of the shelters. They also scanned her and notified me that she was in fact a he. I hadn’t gotten a chance to inspect his man parts since things were a bit chaotic since his arrival, so I had been just taking the woman’s word for it when she called the dog a girl. Whoops, sorry. I probably just caused a few years of doggy therapy with that false assumption.
When we got home, I called the police department and alerted them that I had found a tan cockapoo. Hopefully someone will notice he is missing soon so I can feel better that he is back with his family. He is so so friendly and gives slobbery dog kisses and wags his nubby tail whenever he greets anyone. I have never seen a dog so ecstatic to be running up to the entrance of a vet. Clearly he has grown up with wonderful surroundings, so I have no doubt that he just escaped from a backyard or a kid opened the back door and he got out somehow.
Please send this blog post to anyone you may know in the Montgomery County, PA area who can help spread the word about this pooch being found. This automatically takes me back to when Betty White went missing during the snowpocalypse, so the very least I can do is take care of the little fellow until his owners have him back at home safe and sound. Until then I will spoil him with pets and kisses and Beggin’ Strips (don’t worry, Betty gets an equal amount of lovin’ so she’s not jealous).
This is his sad, someone-please-claim-me-as-theirs-because-this-woman-keeps-taking-my-damn-picture pose. He practiced it a few times before he fully mastered it.
Betty White has totally made a BFF out of this whole ordeal…and that’s saying a lot since she hates almost everyone!
He tried to pull the lost dog card to get couch access…pfft, he must think I’m an amateur!
Anyway, please spread the word about this cute little guy. He is missing his owners a ton and needs some mom and dad hugs, stat! He is wagging his tail in his sleep as I type this…so ridiculously adorable!