Lost Dog

๐Ÿถ Now Dexter is a happily found dog. He is a beautiful Australian Shepherd that wondered our neighborhood streets. No tags or name on his collar, sadly.ย ๐Ÿพ


Our friends and neighbors found him wondering. They thought that our own Zoe was lost. Calling me to pick a “runaway” Zoe up, made me relieved it wasn’t her. She was snuggling near me, just like the rest of my pooches.

Running to get him, we asked our local vet, who was conveniently exercising in our neighborhood at the same time what we should do. The first thing was to post on local communities website for lost and found pets. If no one answers, we should take him to the local Veterinarian hospital to identify who the owner is by scanning his microchip, most likely embedded in the ear.


What is so funny is that the exercising Veterinarian asked if its a boy or girl, and we stood there stupified, can’t quite determine the gender of this dog. One of the friends said: “We really don’t know how to determine the gender. What do we really know”.ย  We all laughed. Turns out its a boy.


Long story short, our dogs welcomed the lost pooch. We fed him, put him in a doggy fence and the owners came knocking that evening. The lady was watching her traveling daughter’s dog, that had no tags, no identity collar and obviously wasn’t oriented to the neighborhood. We made sure to mention that to her.


Neighbors were stating that the dog is lucky, he wasn’t eaten by local wild coyotes or alligators. I question the alligators, but what do I know? Just like unable to identify the gender of the dog, I didn’t know that the local alligator ate the strolling dog walker the day before, living scrawny dogs behind?!!!!!!!!!!! How do I even know that? Read the news about the alligator with found women’s hand in his mouth and barking dogs at the swamp. Oh, my goodness.

Friends, please make sure your pets are secured and have a visible name and phone number on their collar.

Have a happy Friday, great weekend, filled with loving kisses and tail wagging. ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿถ


All photographs belong to Ludaย

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67 thoughts on “Lost Dog

    1. Thank you, Ark for reading – I love dogs and dreamed of having them all my life. These people are walkers , the vet was a biker , this dog gave us lots of kisses and your story is very special and touching – thanks for sharing๐Ÿพ so happy she is with you ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. Definitely a good news story. Tags and microchips are essential these days. Shelters now spay/neuter/chip all adoptees, which is good.
    Alligators return from the brink of extinction in the 60s is now confirmed and heading back to why they were exterminated in the first place. Always tricky to meet human and predator needs when living in close proximity.

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  2. Wonderful ending, could have gone wrong in so many ways! Thank God, you all were there to keep him safe and he was finally reunited with his family.โค

    “alligator with found womenโ€™s hand in his mouth and barking dogs at the swamp” – That’s the kind of story that I will like to Google right away!๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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  3. I too am a nature lover. The moment I saw this blog, I clicked the follow button. Looking forward to read interesting nature posts. Have a great time, luda.

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      1. Mike -this is phenomenal – i just read this to my husband and we are all in awe why we constantly create with hands. Can I repost this lovely post? But I need to insert an image of planting with hands. Would that be OK? I am truly touched, you included me in your post!

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