Sunday, October 30, 2011


I've decided to apply for non-profit status.

The amount of time I spend scooping up lost dogs I find on the side of the road could be considered a part-time job. In the past 2 weeks, I've helped return 6 dogs to their owners. I've been late to work twice and missed one appointment. But I can't not stop and pick up a dog that's wandering in and out of traffic, who obviously belongs to someone. It just comes with the territory of being a crazy dog lady. 

 All of this dog-rescuing, besides being kind of a pain in the ass, has me thinking about what I would do if Ike got lost. When he somehow escaped through our fence (aka teleported) last year, I wondered why we didn't just keep a stack of pre-made "missing" posters. 

So today I made some. Because I'm a paranoid, crazy dog lady with too much time on my hands, I have missing dogs on the brain, and I don't think this would be a bad idea for all pet owners to do. 

(Also because I wanted to remind you that my dog has a heart on his back.)

PS, My neighborhood also specializes in lost babies. That story never gets old.


  1. I freaked out when I first saw the picture on my newsfeed - I honestly thought Ike was missing! Shew!
    I think your kind heart towards animals is amazing and there need to be many more people like you in this world. My family always got our dogs via people "dumping" them by our houses on the country roads. Makes me absolutely sick people would even consider doing that. We never took them to the pound, we just kept them because we knew in a small town pounds just aren't successful.
    Now you have me thinking I should make a sign...
    And I absolutely adore Ike's heart...he's such sweet and loving dog! It's like he wears his heart on his sleeve...errr...back!

  2. This is a REALLY good idea. You know, I've never thought about preprinting lost dog posters. I'm a paranoid geek who worries about zombies and flu pandemics, and yet I've never put much thought into what would happen if Chase got lost. Mind you, he's a velcro dog, so I'm not sure exactly how he'd get lost, but it's definitely something to think about. Ike's a cutie, by the way. I love his name!

  3. Oh my. Now I need to premake lost dog posters...just in case Buster decides to teleport into the neighbors yard or something haha

    Love it!

  4. Bless you, you kind soul. It's because of people like you that we got our dog back after we lost her for 2.5 days. Those were some of the worst days I've ever had, and I didn't know if there was anyone out there with a heart or soul who would help me find her. But! People like you exist, and for that I'm extremely grateful. I know you didn't find MY dog, but I'm grateful to you for finding other people's dogs. : )

    And your lost dog poster is perfect, God forbid you EVER lost sweet Ike.