On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lost dog

I was turning onto our block when I noticed a couple cars driving erratically - and then I saw why. They were dodging a gorgeous golden retriever who was dashing pell-mell down the center of the street.

I watched from our driveway and wondered if she might possibly belong to a family at the end of the block.  I couldn't catch her myself, but when I pounded on their door they helped me.  And no, they'd never seen her before either.

Borrowing their leash I took her home and called the police - they do the animal control duties in our community.  An officer arrived in minutes, took one look at the dog and knew exactly who she was.

Then the weird part happened.  Steve was driving home from the opposite direction, the direction the officer took her.  Steve passed four squad cars (including the animal control truck) plus a fire engine parked in front of one home.  That seems like a heck of a response for a lost dog!  There has to be more to the story than her bolting the fence, but I'll probably never hear it.

Did the cops lock up the people and leave the dog free?


  1. I hope not. I hope they were able to find someone at the house not involved in the emergency who could handle the dog. Maybe someone was taken out on a strtcher and the dog got out while the door was open.

  2. That's a reasonable explanation, one I hadn't considered.


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