Do You Know This dog?

June 16, 2018

See update at bottom…

Please look at this photo. It is a photo of a dog. She seems to be a very nice dog.

Do you recognize this dog? Because we don’t. 

“So what”, you ask?

Well, I’ll tell you.

She is now a resident at our house. 

“How did she get to be a resident at your house,” you ask?

Well, I’ll tell you…

She is now a resident at our house because our middle son, Shawn, is camping with his beautiful wife and children in Yosemite National Park.

“What does that have to do with the dog now being a resident at your house,” you ask?

Well, I’ll tell you…

Judy and I are going to head up to Yosemite tomorrow (Sunday) to hang out with them for a few hours.

“What does that have to do with the dog now being a resident at your house,” you ask?

Well, I’ll tell you…

Being devout Catholics, we do NOT miss Sunday Mass.

“What does that have to do with the dog now being a resident at your house,” you ask?

Well, I’ll tell you…

In order to arrive at their camp site at a reasonable hour to give us time to hang out with them for a few hours, we have to leave before Mass starts in the morning.

“What does that have to do with the dog now being a resident at your house,” you ask?

Well, I’ll tell you…

In order to not miss Mass and, at the same time, hang out with them for a few hours; we went to the Saturday evening vigil Mass, thereby satisfying our Sunday obligation, and enabling us to head out at a time early enough to arrive in time to hang out with them for a few hours and not have to go to confession over it.

“What does that have to do with the dog now being a resident at your house,” you ask?

Well, I’ll tell you…

When we got to the church, there was a lady arriving and approaching the doors at the same time.

“What does that have to do with the dog now being a resident at your house,” you ask?

Well, I’ll tell you…

She stopped at the doors because she was guiding a dog (see photo above), hanging on to its collar because she had no leash.

“What does that have to do with the dog now being a resident at your house,” you ask?

Well, I’ll tell you…

After Mass was over, we were about the last ones to leave. When we exited the church, the lady was there again with the same dog. This time, however, the dog was on a leash and connected to a railing with a tub of water at its face.

“What does that have to do with the dog now being a resident at your house,” you ask?

Well, I’ll tell you…

It turns out that the dog was not her dog, but one that came up to her, lost. It has tags. On the tags are two phone numbers. One of those numbers goes to a department in a  police station in New York State. The other number takes you to a veterinarian clinic in Arizona. 

We think that the owner may be out here on vacation and they and the dog somehow became separated.

“What does that have to do with the dog now being a resident at your house,” you ask?

Well, I’ll tell you…

The lady called both numbers and got recordings. Both places are closed for the weekend.

“What does that have to do with the dog now being a resident at your house,” you ask?

Well, I’ll tell you…

The lady has several dogs, seven cats and a very small house. No room for another animal right now.

“What does that have to do with the dog now being a resident at your house,” you ask?

Well, I’ll tell you…

Another couple was there, also. they could help out, but they are just on their way to a hotel in San Jose and cannot take any animals with them.

“What does that have to do with the dog now being a resident at your house,” you ask?

Well, I’ll let you guess…

If you guessed that I am stupid, you may be right. I prefer to think that I am just a pushover for a dog in need. 

Somehow, we need to find this dog’s owner and return them to each other’s company. 

Monday, I will be calling the New York number and the Arizona number to see if I can track the owner down. If I can’t track the owner down that way, I will take the dog to our vet and see if it is chipped. If it is, maybe we can find a way to have a reunion. 

If not, we will have to go from there. 

So, as long a shot as I’m pretty sure it is, Do you know this dog?

If not, and we cannot reunite her with her owner, would you LIKE to know this dog???

PS – By the way, because we don’t know this dog, we also don’t know her name. For now, at least, she will be known as Sierra…

PPS – She and Murphy became instant best friends! It was GRAWESOME!

PPPS – Woof.

Up[date 6/18/2018

Judy gave me one job today…

Her name is Harper. She lives in San Francisco. She is licensed in Rochester. She is from Arizona. She was vacationing in Oakhurst.
 
Mission accomplished…

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Banned…

June 9, 2018

I have just been banned from telling jokes at home between the hours of 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM. 

Forever, apparently. 

Shakespeare Wrote a lot of stuff, but he missed his chance to become famous when he didn’t write this…