January 30, 2010
Posted by judylobo
“What kind of dog”, I say – “a pit bull?” He said “it looked like a boxer puppy”. I sighed and said “keep me informed.”
At 6:45AM my phone rings. “We see the dog – do you have a crate?” the doorman says.
Like a woman possessed I run to the lobby with my cat carrying crate. The doorman, two building porters and I try to capture one very frightened small dog. It took about 15 minutes but we managed to capture her and put her in the carrying case.
I recognized her immediately as the ‘LOST DOG’ I had seen on many lamp posts in the neighborhood for the past several days. We ran to the dog park to get one of the posters. Her name is ‘GIA’ and she had been missing for five days. We phoned the number on the ‘LOST DOG’ poster but only got a voice mail. We also phoned the microchip number on the poster to no avail.
She was shivering and frightened. It has been brutally cold in NYC these past few days and nights. I brought her some of Benny’s food and water. She wolfed everything down. I gave her one of Benny’s toys and she immediately put her head on it and began to fall asleep.
I brought GIA up to my apartment and fell in love in about three minutes. She ate two bowls of Benny’s food, and managed to scare my cat (which is not easy to do). She spotted Benny’s overflowing toy box and went crazy for all of the half eaten bones.
I phoned the number on the poster once again and finally got her Dad, Sacha. He was thrilled and started to cry. He was working in LA but assured me that his team of friends were in the neighborhood putting up more ‘LOST DOG’ posters and would be at my apartment momentarily.
More photos were taken, lots of dog kisses were received and before you know it, little GIA was retrieved and nestled into the arms of a good friend of her Dads.
It’s always something. This time – it was a good something.