Last weekend we had an unexpected visitor, my daughter found this little fellow wondering along the side of the A30 at 4 oclock Saturday morning. She was housesitting for some neighbours at the time so turned up here at 8.30 with a ''I found this dog can you sort it out and look after him!'' I was in a rush at the time trying to get ready for a craft market so I put him out in the porch with a blanket and some water and was out the door fifteen minutes later.
I came back later to a scratched front door, brand new front door at that! Found out it was a he without a collar so no name tag but with a retching cough. I worried that it would be kennel cough so made sure I kept him away from my dog. He was also absolutely gorgeous, very friendly and well behaved and I figured he was a Bichon Frise cross. I then rang the police with the info I had but no one had reported him missing, we also told the village shop and pub.
I had been told that the dog wardens are not available during the weekend so I had to wait until Monday to ring them. Fast track to Monday morning and after 1/2 hour on hold I got through to the dog warden, he hadn't been reported missing. But then a lady who I recognised walked down the path, the dog warden went on hold and lo & behold it was the owner's mother!
She had gone into the village shop to put up a lost poster (2 days later!) Apparently he had been let out at 3 in the morning and went wondering, he doesn't have a collar or tag or microchip! Luckily the cough isn't kennel cough, he's a Bishon Frise cross Maltese and 12 yrs old. I did have a moan about it being irresponsible and how lucky it was that the dog wasn't killed or indeed caused an accident. I did get some flowers for my trouble.