Friday, July 5, 2019

Our Fourth of July Adventure!

Wowza, folks, I was expecting something exciting for my furst Fourth of July with Momma, but I didn't realize what I was in for! Let me set the stage...

WHO'S THAT?! BOL! If you were following Momma's Facebark yesterday, you saw his picture. But he was a complete surprise to me. And no, he's not my new brother...though we thought he might be for a little while! So yesterday morning, Momma and I were taking our walk, stretching our legs, talking about what we might do for the Fourth of July. And all of a sudden...

"'Scuse me, coming through!"

Yup, this handsome guy just ran RIGHT up to me! He kinda startled Momma. But he was very sweet and friendly and didn't have a pawrent anywhere around. So Momma grabbed the flappy end of his collar as a leash and wrangled us both back to the house. (Momma says wrangling is definitely the right word, because I wanted to play with him SO BAD and he wanted to give her hugs and kisses.)

 "Wow, Matilda, this is nice! Can I stay here for a little bit?"

Momma brought him inside, took a few pictures of him, and got him some food and water while she and Auntie started frantically posting on all the lost & found sites. He had a collar but no tags, and all the vets were closed for the howliday so she couldn't check him for a microchip. But we didn't mind. We played a LOT, I shared my treats, and we did a lot of this.

 He had this cool little deal where instead of just sitting for treats, he'd sit and then wave his paw in the air for Momma to take. She kept saying "shake" and giving him extra treats. This is very curious. I'm going to investigate further and see if I can get some good results that way too. I'll keep you posted!

He sure started to feel at home with us! Momma was starting to say things like "How would you like a big brother, Matilda?" She didn't know if he'd ever find his home, because the Fourth is SO bad for missing dogs. BUT THEN!!! Momma decided to take him on a drive around the neighborhood to see if anyone was out looking or had put up signs. She drove around for a bit, asked a few people, but nothing. Then she stopped to ask a lady walking her two dogs -- because people looking for dogs ALWAYS stop to ask the dog walkers! -- and guess what?! Not only had she just talked to a guy looking for his missing dogs, but she had his number! She called him, and he was there in just a few minutes. And....

Our visitor WAS his missing dog Chappo. Chappo was VERY glad to see his daddy and jumped right into his car. Momma told him goodbye for both of us and thanked him for being such a good houseguest. Oh, and Chappo's daddy said that his other dog Lady was also missing. When Momma told her, Auntie checked on the dog sites and found that someone had already picked up Lady!! So she passed on Chappo's daddy's number, and Lady made it home too. Don't you just love a story with a happy ending?


  1. you have the best mom of the world.... so many thanks that you helped Chappo and his daddy... and we are so happy that he can pick up Lady too... miracles can happen right?

  2. Golly Gee Matilda I thought Phod had come a callin'. So very kind of you and Momma to show him true Southern Hospitality and let him cool his tired paws at your house.
    Chappo is a lucky dude and I hope he and Lady(that was funny since Phod's calls his human Lady)get a microchip lickety split
    Hugs Cecilia

    1. They might have had microchips. But because it was a howliday, no vets were open to scan for them! Momma even called PetSmart on the chance they'd have the equipment, but they didn't.

  3. wow, this is THE BEST EVER fourth of July Tale... wagging tails all the way around. you had a fun fourth and the story is happily ever after. the shelter where we got Big said a lot of their dogs are there because they run away and no one claims them...

  4. Bless you and your momma, Matilda, for finding and taking such wonderful care of Chappo! We love happy endings♥

  5. What a great story with a happy and safe ending. Sebastian found us over the 4th holiday. It's a scary time for dogs and Mom keeps us close to her when we go outside. Your Mom is the best, but he would have been a great brother.

  6. Hari om
    OMD what a fangtabulush tale to remember your furst fourth, Tildy!!! Hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

  7. Wow! What a great story! I hope Chappo's Dad brings him over to visit you once in a while!

  8. What a wonderful tail! We are so happy Chappio and his sister made their ways back to their Daddy!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  9. So glad both pups found their way home. Phod says he looks like a particularly nice guy.

  10. Now that is a story with a very good ending. We hope that guy figures out how they went missing and takes steps to not let it happen again. Chappo seems like he was a very nice furiend. Mom says she has the NextDoor app on her phone, and she is amazed at how many posts there are for found or missing dogs. The best part is there is a great response from the owner and very quickly too.

    Happy Fourth Weekend!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  11. We are so glad it all turned out happy. So great of you to help Chappo
    Mabel & Hilda

  12. Your mom is a good, kind person. The kind of person that people want as neighbors. You were a great hostess as well.

  13. Oh, that is pawsome! You gots to meet a new furiend, have a play date AND gets him back home! YOu gurls ROCK! I hopes they don't gets out again though ~ don't wants anythings bad to happen to the puppers!
    FABulous Fourth!!!!
    Ruby ♥