Another fun adventure for Sawyer yesterday. While on our usual walk, we ran into a 16-month old golden retriever named Bower, with unlimited energy for play. Following Bower, was a stray chocolate Lab, quite happily joining in on the fun. We never did get his name (for now we'll refer to him as Coco) nor could we ascertain who his owners were (none in sight). I had an inkling that he lived in one of the 5 homes near the trail. We figured in time, though, that Coco would find his way home.
|"If I roll fast enough, Coco will never catch me!"|
After some good, robust time playing tug-a-stick, whose-dominating-who, and I-can-bark-louder-than-you-can, we parted ways...almost. Coco decided to follow Sawyer and I, which was cute for a while. I realized we were nearing our car, and Coco was still with us. I encouraged him to go home but he refused to listen. Must be our magnetic personality! Ok, what to do? I decided to retrace my steps and make an attempt to walk him back to the subdivision, in hope of finding his owner. After several attempts knocking on strangers' doors, with no response, there really wasn't much I could do. We turned around and headed for the car, with two dogs happily in tow.
|'My name is Sawyer, what's yours?"|
|"I have bigger teeth than you do." "No you don't"|
|Best buddies...walking the trail side-by-side|
We got to the car and Coco was trusting enough to hop in the front seat with me, while Sawyer assumed the back seat position. Off we went to the Burlington Animal Shelter in hope that his owners would claim him. The shelter was awesome. They scanned Coco to determine if he was micro-chipped and thankfully he was. The owners were notified and Coco was reunited with his family 2 hours later....one happy ending for Coco....and Sawyer (who really doesn't like sharing his mommy with other males!)
|"Hey Mom, I had fun with Coco!"|