Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Darling Dog

This evening, shortly before dark, I was out walking my dog Griffin. We were out by the main road which runs at the end of our street, when all of a sudden a dog came charging up to us, trailing a leash behind her. She was very excited, but using her freedom in a dangerous way, running out into the road. Luckily there was no traffic just then, but I was worried about this dog's safety. The dog, a Husky (a breed know for being escape artists), would not come to me, but she was interested in my dog, so I hoped I could get her to follow us away from the main road, and I quickly walked Griffin back to our street and turned in there. She did follow us up, even running ahead of us. She had a LOT of energy! But she still would not come to me when I called her.

I got back to my house and put Griffin inside and grabbed a dog biscuit. Back outside, after following the lost dog around my yard for a while, I finally was able to tempt her with the biscuit to come close enough for me to get a hold on her leash. I brought her inside, much to the horror of several of my cats who saw her. She had tags (one of which read "I'm a lover, not a biter"), and I saw that her name was Darling. And she lived up to her name, too, being a very sweet dog once she calmed down from the excitement of her wild escapade. I tried calling her humans, but there was no answer. Here is a photo of her- you can see she is a beauty!

I kept her separated from my animals, in the cat boarding room, at first.  But it was clear that she and Griffin wanted to play with each other, so after a while I opened the door, and here's what happened:

This was the first time I've seen Griffin play with another dog, and it was clear he had a wonderful time!

After their play session I was able to reach Darling's humans, and she was picked up and taken home where she belongs.  A happy ending was had by all. 


Unknown said...

Wow. What a cute story with good photos too. Darling sure is a pretty dog.
Glad she had a home to go to.
Best wishes,

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Glad your story has a happy ending. Dogs playing looks like fighting to me. I can never tell for sure.

Stephanie said...

So glad that Darling's story ends with a happy ending! What a beautiful girls she is. Wonderful pictures too!!

Sharkbytes said...

Great pictures! Love the eyes and tongues. Dogs are always good for surprises!

YummY! said...

I'm happy you could find her humans! She's a beautiful dog, it would have been sad if the wrong kind of person had found her and tried to make her THEIR dog.

Maybe her humans and you could arrange play dates in the future?