29 July 2011

{29july2011: found}

Bailey's post from earlier this week reminded me of our own found puppy story I realized I didn't share yet. 
On the fourth of July, Jason took Darwin out for her morning potty break while I was still in bed. I woke up to him buzzing our gate buzzer. I assumed he forgot the keys so I buzzed him in and walked away. As I was walking away, more buzzes come in and I figure Darwin either stepped in poop and needed her feet wiped off or something happened outside so I go out bare footed to see whats up. Jason tells me to grab an extra leash and my phone because there's a puppy wandering around outside. So I hurry in and grab a leash and my phone and go out and find this:

A few month old yellow lab puppy! Someone HAS to be missing this little guy.
So we struggle to get him still enough to get the number off his collar and I give it a try. No one answers. 
We walk around the block and ask our neighbor if she's seen this guy before and she says she thinks she has but not sure where he lives. We hang out outside for a bit where Darwin and STUD(I was calling him Stud because one side of his tag said STUD and the other side had a name - I assumed was the owner - and a number - turns out STUD was just the generic tag and the name on the back was his name) played bitey face in the grass.
I tried calling the number again and this time left a message saying we found your dog, call me back!
I was still in my pj's at that point so we decided to take a chance that STUD was potty trained and took him inside with us while we waited for a call back from his owner. I wasnt sure how long he'd been outside so I gave him some water and food. I was then worried that he just ate and drank and really may pee inside so I took him out again for another walk around the block hoping his owner was outside looking for him. No such luck so we went back inside where he played with Darwin's toys and ran amock through the house. (Have you ever looked at the wikipedia definition of "running amock"... yikes.)
I had posted on Facebook about our puppy find, and our neighbor upstairs said she thinks STUD lives in the apartments across from ours. So we walked over to see an open sliding glass door. OI. Jason knocked on the door, and a girl, still wearing her party dress and makeup from the night before, peels herself off her couch and comes over. She realizes her door was open and then sees that we have her puppy and grabs him. She barely says thank you and closes her sliding door. OI.
You'd think that'd be the end of it, but no. A few hours later Jason was doing some work outside when who strolls over, but STUD. A few minutes later, party girl still in her dress and black tights, walks barefooted across the street to retrieve him. OI.
We don't live on a super busy street, but we do have a fair amount of car traffic. Especially since it was the 4th of July and our block has a pretty decent view of fireworks, there was a bit more traffic than usual of people trying to get parking for parties. This girl should NOT own a puppy.
To end this on a more positive note, here's a phone video of Darwin and STUD playing.


  1. Stud sure looks like a fun, cool guy! We've taken in loose dogs whose people don't really seem to give a fig about when we return them, too. It makes Mom's head explode - or so she says. But then sometimes, the people are just so appreciative and have been going crazy looking for their pup... it restores a little faith. A LITTLE. Some bipeds just don't deserve their dogs, though. (Which, as Mom would say, explains why/how Dave and I are here.)
    Play bows,

  2. CAN WE KEEP HIM, MOM???? I suggest dognapping. The ones that make me SO angry are the tatooed, pierced, bald 20somethings who sit in front of the market WITH THEIR UN-NEUTERED 5 o6 six month old pit bull puppy asking for spare change!! THOSE dogs end up in shelters which in LA are already over run with pitties. Don't get a dog if you can't afford to take care of it. (or yourself).

    Sorry for the rant. It just really upsets me...

  3. PeeeeS: I have nothing against tatoos or piercings, it's about priorities...
    Again, sorry for the rant :-)

  4. Hi Darwin, at least you got a little play with a puppy. Some people just never get it. That little guy will probably end up being rehomed. We have a big problem here in Oz too, with abandoned dogs. Lets keep our paws crossed for him. No worries, and love, Stella and Carol

  5. I think he was trying to make a break for your place. I'm sure he was planning to change his name and pass himself off as Darwin's little brother.


  6. Hi, I think that if you could, offer party girl $50 and take the dog. If you can't keep STUD, then contact the local golden rescue association and give them some money and hopefully they'll be able to find STUD a good home. I'd hate to see that doggie hit by a car trying to cross the street to your house. Only takes 1 time and 1 car.

  7. My dad says that he'd chip in. Our dollar's worth more now.

  8. That's both a fun and sad story. Thinkin Party Girl needs her butt kicked and STUD should visit y'all more! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  9. Hopefully party girl gets her act together. At least Stud knows where there is a safe house.

    Mango Momma

  10. Agreed, that girl should not own a dog/puppy!! Or maybe she is a bit clueless about puppies and needs educating! STUD is sure cute though :)

    We took in a wondering dog, he was a gorgeous bully type breed - his owner wasn't far behind him though. She was so worried and he'd only been gone for about 5min :)

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

  11. Some people's should not have pups. What a fun play mare
    Benny & Lily

  12. There is nothing worse than returning a dog to an ungrateful owner... Makes me so sad!

  13. The vote is unanimous: if there's a next time, don't return Stud to that dipstick. There must be a Golden rescue in your area; they might be able to offer some useful suggestions. Diptick could/should be reported for animal neglect/endangerment, the city could take him and Golden rescue could foster him and find him a decent home.

    Jed & Abby

  14. OI.
    party girl hopefully learned her lesson. poor STUD.