The phone rings today while I am napping.
Its Matthew's work, and they are saying someone's at the shelter saying its their dog and they want her back. I hear Matthew say, "No, this dog was owner release, here's what they said..." as he explains how the dog had come to be at the shelter.
Let me explain how small the town is that this dog was running in- a grocery store, a school, and two gas stations.
Little blink-and-you-miss-it town.
I'm torn, though, and this will sound disjointed- but I keep thinking If it were your dog, Tori...
And then my head butts in with IT WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN RUNNING LOOSE FOR A WEEK!
She'd been living on garbage and had worms, for God's sake. She was dirty and hungry and lonely. I am really upset. I am trying to be understanding and good, but I really just wanted to go to the shelter to meet these people. I know that Matthew will make sure it really is their dog, but...out loose for a week? In flood season?
I don't know how to feel, to tell you the truth, I'm all jumbled angry, upset and sad, concerned, suspicious, and its horrible.
I mean, on one hand- I AM trying to say, "Oh, now, it might not be so bad" but..a week? Seriously? I would be out of my mind if Max Moo were missing for a week. I would have been all over that town. (It would seriously take like TEN MINUTES)
I'm afraid this is just someone who saw that the lady had taken it in and decided to make a play and get a free boston. People in that town, as a whole aren't known for being the most..ah..honest and forthright sort. I don't know. I'm just really worried all around.
ETA: He just called. Apparently, the lady who brought it in was a liar and these people had been looking for her, even had posters and everything. Matthew says they are very nice people, and I am glad that "Mia" got to go home, but really sad.
I am still really confused and upset about the condition she was in when we got her, but no, there wasn't really anything we could do. :(