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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

Editorís 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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10:04AM PDT on Jul 3, 2015

Lucky dog and lucky lady !!!

10:43AM PDT on Jul 2, 2015

It is always good to read a great story with a happy outcome. There are so many people whom do nothing in times of crisis that it rekindles my trust and faith in humanity to know that there are still people whom care. I wish this family the best for the remainder of their lives, may they be long and fruitfull.

11:06PM PDT on Jul 1, 2015

God works in mysteries ways. Bless your heart for taking Purdy into your home, into your heart, and into your life. Lovely report to read, and i wish you two new pals the very best of days ahead.

8:38PM PDT on Jun 27, 2015

Almost the exact same thing happened to my friend in the pouring rain,during rush hour, a mature labradoodle went car to car till she came upon my friend. After exhausting all efforts to find her owner, she decided to change her lifestyle and keep this sweet dog. She lived another 6 bliss filled years. Bless Zoey R.I.P

6:27AM PDT on Jun 22, 2015

How strange, I wonder what happened to her original owner? She was lucky Vena stopped to pick her up and then adopted her. Happy ending. :)

11:59PM PDT on Jun 21, 2015

This is a lovely story!

6:19PM PDT on Jun 18, 2015

Thank God for good people! Heartwarming story!

3:02AM PDT on Jun 14, 2015

Nice story

3:00AM PDT on Jun 12, 2015

It is great that such a wonderful lady picked up Purdy.
Thank goodness the poor dog was not hit by a car, picked up by a dog fighter, a dealer who sells dogs to labs, or some other animal abuser.
Thanks for re-sharing this story. Happy endings are always welcome :)

1:42PM PDT on Jun 10, 2015

Sweet Story!

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