This sweet girl has been gone an hour and I miss her already. She's only a mile away at the vet getting spayed. I've diligently looked for her owners for a week and haven't turned up a single clue. As far as I'm concerned if they're not lookin' for her they don't deserve her. I've had long conversations with the folks from animal control and they've told me that I've done everything the right way, taken all the logical steps. There is still a tiny part of me that feels like I should be trying harder, I haven't placed an ad with her photo...I guess it's because I'm afraid that the lazy bum who she lived with before me might see it and out of guilt they would come forward and claim her. I would then fight for her, and it could get ugly..I could say things to them about irresponsible pet owners, why hadn't they contacted the shelters, why weren't there any notices on any of the local bulletin boards or at the vet clinics, why hadn't they posted notices on any of the free internet sites...that is so easy to do.
Call me a crazy pet lady, that's ok...I can take it. I don't have children so I have time to look out for critters. I'm not gone at work 60 hours a week like I used to be, sometimes only home for 48 hours on the weekend, and even then I was often stuck at my desk filling out paperwork and expense reports. I've thought about the possibility of this puppy belonging to someone who keeps the kind of crazy work schedule that I used to keep, but I don't accept that as an excuse not to place a call to the vet clinics or the shelters to report her missing...nope...not gonna cut it.
So, she's mine...all mine. Well, not exactly...she's extremely fond of The Husband, in fact .... I think she likes him more than she likes me. That makes me smile, because the last foster dog didn't like him much ...and that really hurt his feelings.
Tonight she will spend the night at the clinic, just to make sure that she doesn't have any reactions to the meds from her surgery. Tomorrow morning I can pick her up at 9, I'll be there at 9 sharp...to take her here...to her forever home.