So, last week was not a good week.
To top it off, we temporarily lost the dog. I don't want to talk about how it happened, because it was my fault. I also don't want any lectures about keeping his tags on him at all times. I get it! I know. And it was my fault that he didn't have his tags on!
But, we lost the dog. We even did the whole canvas the neighborhood thing... with posters! I was actually driving around the surrounding neighborhoods putting posters on telephone poles! The whole family was in the van. I was armed with a staple gun and a handful of flyers.
It worked though.
Some guy saw my poster, then realized that he had already seen a poster saying, "Dog Found" just down the street. What a nice guy! He actually went back to the first poster and got the number off of it and called me. (Must be a dog-person...)
Sure enough, Milo had been picked up by a nice lady (who actually ran a dog obedience school) and she had been keeping him for the last couple of days. She had made some posters and put them up around her neighborhood. We had just missed each others posters.
I went to pick the dog up, endured the lecture from her about tags and neutering your dog... then I called the first guy back to thank him... go the lecture again... and returned triumphantly with the dog.
Within 5 minutes I was ready to get rid of him again.
[note: if you enlarge the picture, you can see that I even made an e-mail for the lost dog! I also enjoyed adding in the "last seen wearing:" bit...]