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Drenched Dog Running to Car After Car, Begging for Someone to Let Him In

Drenched Dog Running to Car After Car, Begging for Someone to Let Him In

Editor’s note: This post is a Care2 favorite, back by popular demand. It was originally posted on December 18, 2011. Enjoy!

Written by Vena Cava of Tennessee (USA)

A few days after Thanksgiving six years ago, I was heading to my night job as everyone else was rushing home from their day job. There was a thunderstorm going on with lightning, thunder and buckets of rain so I hoped there would not be a wreck as there often was at a major intersection. As I stopped for the light, to my horror, I saw a black and white dog right in the middle of the intersection, frantically running up to moving cars as if trying to get inside. I threw on my brakes and flashers and jumped out of the car.

As if I had called her name, the dog raced toward my truck, leapt inside, scrambled across the seat to the passenger side and sat down grinning as if to say “Ok Lady, drive!”

I Didn’t Make it To Work That Night

Needless to say, I did not make it to work that night. I took the dog home, dried her off, and made sure she was going to get along with my other three dogs. She acted as if she had lived there all her life as she settled down on the rug to nap. I called the newspaper and placed a found dog ad and also left a found notice at the shelter. A week later, no one had inquired and she joined Cava pack.

She was housebroken and well mannered, though needy. She had obviously been someone’s pet for her coat, condition, toenails and teeth were well-cared for. She looks like a stout Border Collie with beautiful salt and pepper fur. Since she is so pretty, I named her “Purdy.”

We’ll Never Know Where She Came From

I can only guess that she was lost by someone in town for the holidays. She’s ours now and I never cross that intersection without thinking about how lucky she was not to have been hit by a car and that I happened to be there that day.

After all these years, she still loves to ride in the truck. Every Sunday morning, the moment CBS Sunday Morning show ends with their Moment of Nature segment, Purdy jumps up and runs to the door.  Time to head to McDonald’s for a sausage biscuit, her weekly treat.

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9:49AM PDT on May 2, 2014

What a lovely person.

7:24PM PDT on Apr 25, 2014

Glad to see that things worked out for Purdy. Her rescuer is nothing shy of a TRUE HERO !!!!!!!!!!! Will everyone please check out the petition below ... it concerns a helpless puppy who was murdered in a dishwasher. I'd appreciate your help. Thanks!!!

4:53PM PDT on Apr 18, 2014

It's sad how "numb" and uncaring humans have become .It's really frightening me I would have stopped and rescued the dog .

3:58PM PDT on Apr 17, 2014

Happy ending. May Purdy have a good life with her family.

1:01PM PDT on Apr 17, 2014

Lovely Lady, Lovely Story, Lovely Ending. We have at the moment three rescued dogs in Spain and have rescued and found homes for countless more. These tales of success brings hope and joy to my heart. Just today we have donated 50 Euros to a dog who has been imprisoned for 10 years in a cage 1 metre by 1 metre and she is a Pointer! We will have to "pull our belts in" for the rest of the month - but Hey the lovely girl is rescued and we could do with losing a pound or two! Thanks for Sharing.

8:22AM PDT on Apr 15, 2014

I too adopted a dog under unusual decision I ever made! Now I advocate for others to do the same.

Please sign my petition, pledging to adopt at least one rescued dog or cat in your lifetime. So many animals need YOU to give them a second chance at life!

4:49AM PDT on Apr 15, 2014

Was meant to lovely.

7:11AM PDT on Apr 8, 2014

thank you for this beautiful story!

1:54PM PDT on Apr 6, 2014

I just think this was ment to be. Wonderful story!

6:02PM PDT on Mar 26, 2014

What a wonderful ending for a doll (Purdy) and her angel. Every time I read this story it makes my heart warm and fuzzy. Thank you for being who you are.

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