You dogs need a lift?
It’s funny how some posts can cause a chain reaction of other posts isn’t it? I was just reading a post by paigea that caused me to think about some of my pet stories. She had read a post that prompted her to post too. So, here goes my post and I bet you have one too.
Nearly 30 years ago we lived in a house in the country just about a mile from a very small town where my husband grew up. Back then everyone knew everyone so I didn’t hesitate to allow my two young boys to ride their bikes into town during the summer to visit friends. They were often accompanied by our two dogs, a large German Shepard and a small shaggy “mutt.”
Well, the dogs started taking it upon themselves to talk a walk into town to hang out and visit. There was a Masonic Lodge on the corner of the tiny main street that had big concrete steps. All the kids in town would hang out and meet there. Our two dogs would visit around town and then go set on those steps, knowing that any car in town drove past there at some point.
A couple times, my husband would pull up to the stop sign on his way home from work and see the dogs sitting on the steps. He’d open his door and they’d hop in. A couple of times I drove into town looking for them and brought them home. It got to the point that other people knew if they were sitting there, that they were waiting on a ride home.
Several times folks from town would pull into the driveway and let my dogs out, giving me a friendly wave or a honk before they headed back to town. Some would call and say they were coming out for coffee and ask if the dogs needed a ride home. You sure don’t get that anymore, even in small towns!
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