So last week, me and Brudder Ranger took our dad out for his afternoon walk. We were leaving some peemails, having some good sniffs…
When all of a sudden, we heard…
“Hey! Hey there! Hey y’all!”
Well, to our surprise, we saw this headed toward us…
Now, at first I thoughts maybe it was Booker Man come all the way to Collie-rado to see me! But it only took a second to figure out that this wasn’t a labradude. This was a labraGAL!
Well, Brudder Ranger pretty much immediately told her in no uncertain terms to move along and leave us alone. But me…I wasn’t sure what to do. She didn’t haves a human with her so I told dad and Brudder Ranger that maybe she needed our help. Right about that time, the labragal says…
“Hey y’all. Gosh, I’m really sorry to bother you but, well, have you seen my human around here anywhere? I mean, she was JUST here.”
“What? NO! We haven’t seen any humans,” barked Brudder Ranger. “Now get out of here. Shoo! GO!”
Well, I felt kinda sorry for her. “But, Brudder Ranger, maybe we oughta help her,” I said. “I mean, put yourself in her pawsteps. Wouldn’t it just pretty much be the worst thing in the whole wide world if our pawrents got lost? I bet her human is real skeered being out there all alone.”
Well, Brudder Ranger huffed and puffed and wasn’t very much happy but after a quick family conference, we decided to take her home with us. We found out her name was Bailey and she was oh-so-grateful to us and just couldn’t quit smiling. She told us all abouts how her human likes to talk on her cell phone while they’re on their walkies and just wanders off sometimes.
“Um, well, maybe you oughta keep her on a string,” I offered helpfully.
“Oh, I s’pose,” Bailey giggled. “But she seems SO happy bein’ able to just have that freedom that I just hate to take that away from her. You know?”
Well, I thought this was kinda cuckoo cuz if my mom or dad had a tendency to gets lost, I’d prolly keep ’em on a string. But we all gotta take care of our humans the best way we see fit. I guess.
Most luckily, she had her identification with her. And so dad called her human and her human showed up real fast. And you could tell that Bailey was SO relieved to find her human safe and sound.
So most luckily, everything had a happy ending. But still…if I was Bailey, I think I’d keep my human on a string from now on.