There and Back Again – The Adventures of a Lost Dog
Hi humans! I’m Tillman and this is me :
That picture is from my younger years. Anywho! I am going to tell you about a story that happened a little while ago. I was hanging with two of my owners – Mary, and Courtney. They were taking me on a walk – one of my favorite things in the whole wide world. I just love getting outside and exploring and listening to the sounds of nature:
We always walk by a creek. It’s pretty, but I can’t swim…which is surprising for a yellow lab! We almost made it back home. It was weird though, I had felt the grip on my collar and leash loosen. I looked back and my owner had accidentally dropped the leash. I saw my chance. I was off!!
I was on my own! Free to explore the world of suburbia. My first stop was teasing all the dogs behind fences.
I was enjoying myself. I walked around for a while near the creek and the woods. It was starting to get dark. I decided it would be a good time for a nap so I curled up underneath a nice, big tree. When I got up the sun was shining!
It was a new day! I decided to do a little more exploring. I wandered over to this tree which had this piece of paper on it.
I thought to myself…that looks like me! Then I realized, that it was me! Now I can’t really read at all, but I think it was important. That was my house in the background of that picture. I really missed it, but I was free. I started to think about my owners…my family and how much fun I have at home.
And for some reason, the song “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan plays in my head. I knew that I had to make my way back home. The path I was near was very familiar to me. I just kept following it. That’s when I heard it. My name. I saw my owner start running toward me, and I ran toward her…but then I saw a squirrel so I started to run the other way. She caught my leash however and I was not able to chase the squirrel.