Yesterday I was driving home when the car in front of me swerved and got my attention. Next thing I know, theres a dang dog right in front of my car and I had to brake and swerve as well! My heart hurt a little because I had just barely passed a dead dog on the side of the road, so I felt obligated to pull over and help. Well...I felt really dumb when I got out of my car, because the dog just barked at me and ran away...right in front of another car! So I was like "screw that" and turned around to leave. She followed me even though she didn't trust me yet, and even though I didn't trust her yet either I opened my back door just to see what she would do. She jumped right in and she just looked so scared my heart broke. So obviously I took her home and cooked her chicken and rice. And brushed her. And gave her a temporary name. And she was super clingy and needed lots of loves from me all night.
THEN I had to tell Matthew. I was really nervous because he claims to not like dogs (I've been begging for one for basically our entire marriage) because he is allergic...but we agreed I would put a craigslist ad up for her and take her to the vet to see if she was microchipped. Lo and behold, he came home with dog bowls, soap, carpet cleaner, a brush, and a dog bed haha! We had already agreed she would sleep in the garage, but I didn't say anything when he put the bed in the living room. Then when I got out of the shower I heard him talking to her softly and petting her...shortly after that, he moved her dog bed into our room, haha!
Right now we're still looking for an owner, I found a "lost pets" facebook page for my area and put her pictures up there, so we will see. I also found a local kennel that houses lost pets until they are found, and when I brought it up to Mattie he got kind of sad, so it looks like we're hanging on to her if she doesn't get claimed.
PS - Her name is Dixie if she doesn't get claimed.