Just call him Inspector Dexter, indeed. My dog found a missing cat today and I am beaming with pride. This can happen to any of us at any time, and by keeping our eyes open imagine the number of missing pets that can be reunited with their frantic, panicked pet parents.
While walking my dog at lunch today, a family member and I spied a sign posted to a telephone pole. Missing cat, specific details, bright purple color, and all the hallmarks of an attention-getting notice. We noticed. A black and white 7-year-old female cat went missing and is very friendly, the sign beckoned. Maxx misses his little sister. Poor Maxx!!! I snapped a photo of the poster in case we ran into the lost little girl on our walk.
So while on the walk, Dexter, my dog, starts doing his wigglebutt shimmy towards a bush. Out of the bushes, here comes a black and white, very friendly, collarless cat. She lay down and my little boy lay down near her, staring and wagging. My family member scooped her up and off we were to reunite kitty with cat mom.
Little Miss found us. After a series of phone calls and inability to reach the missing cat owner’s, we were able to enlist the help of a lovely elderly neighbor who said the cat had been missing a week. She thanked us, allowed Little Miss to stay with her and a family will be reunited.
Ironically, over the last 10 years or so, 12 missing dogs and now one missing cat have all placed themselves in my life’s path. They literally found me. In this case, Little Miss found Dexter. Keep your eyes open when walking your dog. Listen for a familiar jingle in your front lawn. Someone’s pet could be missing and you (or your dog) could be the one to help reunite them.