Thursday, October 13, 2011
Comfort and Joy (aka Sam and Roscoe).........by S. Warner
One late September night, 7 months after we adopted Sam, a car parked down the street from us. We live in a rural area with mostly summer homes so there were very few people around. Sam was outside and started barking at the car in a very suspicious way as if the occupants were up to no good. I brought Sam back in and on our walk the next day we saw a small Jack Russell terrier running around.
Some neighbors were trying to catch him, as they figured he was lost, with the intention of taking him to the shelter the next day. Once they were successful my husband and I decided to take him for the night and, needless to say, my husband bonded with him immediately. We put up fliers, checked local newspapers and websites, and had no response; so we welcomed Roscoe to our family.
Three weeks after he showed up in our neighborhood we found out where he came from, and when I called his first “owner” she said we could keep him as they really didn't have time for him anyway. Thus, we were able to surmise that this poor little 7-month-old puppy was left tied up in his yard all day and probably barked the whole time which explains the suspicious car and why Sam seemed so agitated. The neighbors probably got so tired of hearing him bark that they took him from the yard and dropped him off in our area. Fortunately, their irresponsible solution to the problem had a very happy ending.
The first day Roscoe and Sam met!