This story is about a tired-looking, old dog who would wander into a woman’s yard. The dog looked well-fed, kind-natured and in good health. He would follow her into her house and lay down in the corner for a nap.
After a certain time, the dog would wake up and leave. The next day he would appear again, take a nap and leave. She was unable to understand that the dog would visit her house every day for a session of sleep.
This kept happening every day for many weeks. The woman decided to attach a note to the dog’s collar hoping the owner would read it and reply. She was unable to understand why someone’s dog was using her house to take a nap every day.
The next day that dog returned with a note attached to his collar which explained everyday thing to the woman. This story circulated online though its original source is unavailable, but it is so good and interesting.
This is how that woman describes it:
“An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard; I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of.”
“He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head. He then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fall asleep.”
“An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.”
“The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour. This continued off and on for several weeks.”
“Curious I pinned a note to his collar: ‘I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.’”
“The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar: ‘He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3. He is trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?’”
Children that grow up around dogs are lucky because they have protective and loving four-legged family members. Just like parents and guardians, sometimes these canine companions also need a break from hue and cry of child bearing.