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A Very Happy Reunion
By Mr. Ed
Posted: Monday, September 24, 2012
Last edited: Monday, September 24, 2012
This short story is rated "G" by the Author.

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You Never Know What You Might Find At The Grocery Store
I had just pulled out of the grocery store’s parking lot when I noticed two small dogs standing by the side of the road. One of them was a little brown mixed breed wearing a black collar; the other, a matted little grey Shih-Tzu. At first glance, I thought they belonged to a man walking down the street, but he simply ignored both of these dogs and strolled right by them.
Suddenly, these two small canines decided to cross the road into heavy traffic. I jumped out of my truck and I called out to them. The frightened little brown dog took one look at me and raced away down an alley. The little Shih-Tzu, however, raced right into my waiting arms. I scooped him up and placed him in the passenger seat of my truck. When I got back in myself, he looked over at me as if to say: ‘OK, Let’s Go!’ And he now very contentedly snuggled up next to me as we pulled away.
This extremely friendly little street orphan was extremely matted and extremely dirty, and I immediately assumed that he was yet another abandoned pet, now forced to fend for himself. Nine out of ten dogs that we rescue from the mean city streets today are homeless throw-aways, but I always have them scanned for a micro-chip – just in case.
When we arrived at the vet’s office, I announced that I had just found another wandering street orphan, and the girl behind the desk immediately pulled out their trusty microchip scanner. A hush fell over the waiting room as she whisked it all around his matted little body, and suddenly we heard the unmistakable beep – this dog had a chip – and everyone there now applauded.
And before long, we knew this sweet little street orphan’s name – it was Russell. And the young woman on the other end of the telephone was simply overjoyed. “I can’t believe that you found him! Our Russell has been missing since January!”
And before long, she arrived at the vet’s office. She took one look at little Russell and several tears rolled down her cheek. This dog took one look at her, and his matted little tail began wagging like crazy. They had found each other again, after nine long months of separation.
She soon showed me a copy of the ‘Lost Poster’ that she had plastered all over her neighborhood, and it was hard to believe that this sweet little canine had vanished from her backyard way back on January 9th. She had assumed that he had been stolen by someone, and she had just about given up ever finding her precious little dog again.
After hearing where she lived, which was many miles from where I found him, we all agreed that someone must have stolen friendly little Russell and whisked him away from his home. But whether he escaped his kidnappers after all this time, or whether he was cruelly tossed back out on the street by them, we will never know.
I do know, however, that this is my favorite kind of rescue story. There is nothing better than reuniting a loved lost pet with its family, and this kind of story makes animal rescue work truly worthwhile.
As I was about to leave the vet’s office, the now joyous little Russell rushed up to me and kissed my face several times, thanking me for bringing him home. What more could I ask for.
Please micro-chip your own pets; this caring, inexpensive gesture can truly be a life saver. And please safeguard them at all times; we’re still searching for little lost Russell’s traveling companion.
©September 2012, Mr. Ed


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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 10/22/2012
I am so happy you found Russell and he was returned to his owner. I recently got a dog from the animal shelter and he has a micro chip. I will write about him soon. His name is Buddy and he is such a joy to have !...M
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/4/2012
Wonderful writing, Ed; I adore you and I adore your stories! Well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Keith Rowley 9/27/2012
Absolute MAGICK you weave Mr. Ed. God bless you.
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 9/26/2012
Mr. Ed ~
Russell is a lucky dog. His owner so grateful after the long
months. A kiss from Russell, grateful for your warm arms.
Hope the little brown dog is rescued real soon.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/24/2012
Well, thank goodness little Russell was chipped....we had to work very hard to find the homes of two precious dogs that roamed into our yard this had an expired licence from another city and the other didn't have any id at all....but happily we managed to find their truly grateful families....

Reviewed by Joy Hale 9/24/2012
What a wonderful victory for you and for Russell. I hope you find the other dog also. This is such a heart warming story, it just made my day!

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 9/24/2012
What a great story to start my day off with, Ed...Your a darling!!!!!! I hope you've been "chipped"! LOL! Wouldn't want to lose the Keeper! :) WOW! nine months! It's amazing he was still alive!

Have a great rest of your week!

Love and Peace~
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 9/24/2012
tears....bless ya!

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