I almost got a dog. She is a beautiful border collie. A little skittish but I could tell she’s smart.
It all started when I got home the other night around 10pm after going for a swim. It was dark outside but I had my exterior house lights on. When I pulled into my driveway there she was, sitting in my yard. Very strange since all of the dogs in my neighborhood come with a leash and an owner attached at the end of said leash.
As I got out of my car she began barking and howling at me. My first reaction was, “What is it Lassie? Did Timmy fall down a well?” I am so funny. Until the dog wouldn’t stop barking. The neighbors’ lights started coming on. One neighbor came outside and asked if I needed help. I just yelled back, “It is not my dog!”
And the dog kept barking and howling. It would look at me and then look down the road. And I wish I was joking about what happened next but I’m not.
I spoke to the dog. I asked the dog “Is there someone in my house?” The dog kept barking. “Is someone in trouble?” The dog kept barking. “Is there a fire in the area?” And, I kid you not; I sniffed the air trying to find smoke. The dog kept barking.
I gave up. I finally went inside and the dog left. If she would have come near me I could have seen her tag and called the number to let the owner know I had their dog. Or, I could have taken the tag off and claimed the dog as my own. But it was already past my bedtime, there was no fire and I had just tried talking to it without success.
I hear fish are pretty good pets.