Friday, November 7, 2008

I can't make this stuff up....

Y'all, my life is crazy. And today I realized that sometimes I get myself into some of these crazy situations myself! It happens by snap decisions (but made with wonderful intentions!) and then I just get so caught up in it all. For example....today, I was on my way to work, dreaming of a kolache no less, and I was driving down South Congress Avenue (very busy street!) and I hear all this honking. Then, I realize there is a dog walking across the street...in the middle of traffic....and then he STOPS!!!!!! DON'T STOP!!!!!!!!! So the cars coming the opposite direction are hardly slowing and they are honking and this dog doesn't know what to do. I'm in panic mode! I turn my car to where it's blocking 1.5 lanes of traffic and I FLY out of the car begging this dog to come to me. He obliges and into my arms, and then into my car, he goes.

Ok, now what do I do?? Hi new friend! You were not in the most wonderful predicament 30 seconds ago. I am exactly one block from work, now beginning to sweat and I have a large dog in my passenger's seat. TGIF.

So I pull into work and begin looking at his tags. He had a vet tag, so thank goodness he doesn't have rabies. He also had a "lost tag" with an ID number. He did not have a personal tag with his name, owner's names, or a phone number. I'm still thinking the lost tag is better than nothing. So I call the lost number, get an answering machine....of course....and I leave his ID number and my contact info. Well buddy, you're going to work today! So into the office we go. He comes in, sits down, obeys commands, and then just lays down by my desk. But then....the scratching starts. Upon closer inspection, he has fleas!! And he has hot spots where he has scratched so hard....you can't stay at work with me. Of course. I am not an animal shelter girl. I avoid PetSmart at ALL costs on the weekends because I want to take all of the dogs home that need to be adopted. I am a dog LOVER. But his fleas can't stay at TASBO while waiting for the "lost people" to come pick him up.

So I called Town Lake Animal Shelter, gave them the WHOLE story, and they were so nice and told me to bring him over, that they would bathe him and treat him for the fleas and feed him. With the lost tag and the fact that he is so well mannered, I do think he is someones pet and hopefully someone is looking for him. It could be that he has been lost for a while and has gotten fleas from being out and about.

So, I load him back up into my car (I make that sound easy....he got away from me while trying to get him into the car and I chased him around the apartment complex that is near my office in a full on PANIC...I know he must have been so scared as to what was going on) and I take him to the TLAS. Upon arriving at the shelter, I break out into tears. Why does this always happen?? I was distraught over leaving him. Did I mention how sweet he was?? So they promised to try to locate his owners and if not... Rookie might have a big brother by Monday.....

Homeboy kickin' it at TASBO

So, my fabulous find for today is John Doe the Border Collie....we'll call him....Lucky Boots

6 comments:

The semi-newlyweds said...

Oh my gosh...you are hysterical!

David said...

I hope his owner misses him dearly and locates him today.....

Kristen said...

Lucky Boots might just go from vagabond to Santa suit! Do animal costumes come in big dog sizes?!

kate said...

I am pro adoption! Rookie needs another friend!

kristin fulghum said...

that is hilarious. i love it. you better update us on this story.

Elicia said...

You are such a good person! I always hope that if my dogs get out one day that someone who has a heart will find them and get them back to me. :)