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I love it when I'm able to aid in finding a home for a stray or homeless animal. I remember one many years ago who was wandering in my neighborhood. At first I thought he must belong to someone as he looked well cared for. He was a beautiful Border Collie Mix and very friendly.
Then one night it turned really cold and he was still outside when I took my dog out for his late night walk after all the lights were off in the neighborhood. As it was supposed to be around freezing that night I couldn't stand the thought of him staying outside so I let him inside and put a blanket for him on the kitchen floor. I also gave him some food and water and was greeted by a big smile and doggie kisses.
There was only one problem. It was obvious he was not accustomed to being an inside dog, but was so happy to be out of the cold that he kept me awake all night, wagging his tail so hard that it sounded like a bass drum on the floor, wall, cabinet doors, etc.
The next day I thought about my parents who had recently fenced in their back yard and were talking about getting an outside dog. I loaded him in the car and it was love at first sight. I told my parents that if I saw posters or anything we would have to give him back, but he led a nice life with my parents in the cozy dog house that my father built.
Lately my help has been limited to "sharing" information on Facebook, but it feels good when I find out that a lost dog has been found, or a stray has found a home. One of my sorority sisters saw one that I shared and even drove here from out of town.