Pomeranians and Puddles

You just never know what you're going to find out in your garden.  Some days it's water droplets on newly emerging shoots.

But, yesterday, I was out photographing my front garden and sighing over the bare dirt when I looked down and saw an adorable pomeranian at my feet.  She appeared out of nowhere and didn't have a collar or tags.  When I looked around to find her human, she wandered out into the street.  I jumped out and grabbed her up from the oncoming traffic.  Silly girl.

One of the Crony Brothers came out to check on all the ruckus and chatted with me.  We both went and knocked on a few neighbors doors to see if anyone knew her.  She received plenty of pets and coos, but no owner.  I ran inside and dug out Barnaby's old puppy collar and leash while the Crony Brother stood on the sidewalk holding her.  

Cars slowed down, people waved, but no frantically searching owner arrived to rescue her.  I thought for a moment that maybe she was going to be The Crony Brothers' new sidekick, but no.  She's currently waiting for her family to find her at the SW Washington Humane Society.  I've posted signs, posted an ad on Craigslist and the neighborhood website, and one of my new friends is waiting to make her acquaintance, if she isn't picked up in the next 3 days.  

I just never know what is going to happen and who I'm going to meet in my garden.  Have you ever found a lost pet in your garden?