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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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12:07PM PDT on Mar 31, 2015

This story reminds me of my first dog who on a hot day walked into my classroom, causing uproar among my 6 year olds. She looked very similar to Purdy in the story. She seemed to live at the bottom of all the high-rise flats. The police said they would take her to a shelter but said she would be given 7 days to be adopted. I took her. Turned out she had mange AND what the vet said looked like cigarette burns on her back. She lived another 14 years with me and never really got over her dislike of men.

11:47AM PDT on Mar 29, 2015

I love these gems!!

10:29PM PDT on Mar 28, 2015

I am so happy it had a happy ending.

4:54PM PDT on Mar 28, 2015

This is the third time I have read this story (from Great Animal Rescue and twice onCare2) and it never ceases to leave me with a big heartening grin! LOL!!!

1:56AM PDT on Mar 28, 2015

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1:25AM PDT on Mar 28, 2015

Thank you

11:44AM PDT on Mar 22, 2015

Thank you!!!

12:13PM PDT on Mar 18, 2015

Nice story. It takes a special dog lover to let a wet stray dog in their vehicle! Thanks.

4:28PM PDT on Mar 17, 2015

Grateful to God that this ended well!

3:23PM PDT on Mar 17, 2015

What a wonderful ending to what could have been a very sad story.

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