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Just wanted to share this little story from my evening.

One our way home from my mothers this evening me, my son, and my daughter were having a nice quite ride home and as we were rounding a curve there was this little puppy about to cross the road. I immediately turn my flashers on and stop. It comes straight to my door and I pick it up and close my door just in time before this woman in a little zoom zoom car comes flying past us (mind you this is a country road I wasn't blocking traffic or anything no reason for her to be going so stinkin' fast). I pull into the closest drive way and my son starts going nuts wanting to hold him and starts crying because I tell him we have to get him back to his owners. Well I go up to the door with the puppy, knock and ask the woman if she happen to loose a puppy. No but I should ask the next couple houses, maybe it was them. I get back in my car and hand my son the puppy. We go down the road the woman thought was where it had come from. Nothing. No dogs in sight, anywhere. I start wondering if this might just be a sign we should keep it. I tell my son that if the next house isn't the owners or know who it would be, we will keep the puppy and nurse it (it was only 4 weeks old!!).

Turns out that the this house wasn't the owner but a family member of the owner. they lived around the next corner and the mother had gotten loose a week before and took off and two of the pups had followed her.

I take the pup around the corner and the owner is standing outside so extremely happy to see me. We take the pup around to the back and my son is in tears when he puts him down with mother and its siblings. He really really wanted to take the puppy home with us. So me and the owner try to explain that the puppy had to stay with its mother for another month before its time to leave momma. He was just so broken up. Me and the owner chatted and talked for a few more minutes and she tells me that they never found the other puppy and thought this one was going to be lost as well. But was so happy and thankful that I actually stopped to help this little guy. Apparently some of the people who drive around there will go into a ditch just to run over a dog. I was astounded and explained that I would rather help a poor defenseless animal than harm one in any way.

Regardless, I am starting to ramble, I saved this little puppy today and it was a wonderful feeling to be able to do that and make somebody's day but in the end breaking my sons heart because we couldn't bring the puppy home. And she did offer us the puppy once it is ready to leave momma but I only refused because I am waiting on another puppy that will be ready to come to us around about the same time and I am committed to this one.
(yes I tried to explain that we are getting a different puppy to my son but he is three so he didn't quite understand all of it)

Just thought it brightened my day maybe it will brighten somebody elses today too.
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Bless and thank you for saving this little ones life. :)
 

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Oh it was nothing. Honestly if I had puppies and it happened to me I would hope that somebody would have the decency to do the same. That's a far fetch around here to happen so I was happy to do it. It makes me feel go to do for animals.
 

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I did almost the same thing, I was Riding my horse (who was not the most trustworthy horse in the world, he was a big chicken :/) when he spooked at something in the bushes on thr county country road i was on (one of those not paved ones) out came two puppies that couldn't have been more then 6 wks old. So I got off, scooped them up & took them home :), a few weeks later a couple of nice folks adopted them (had mom put their pics in the staff room at her school)

Yeah it feels good to do good :), couldn't leave those babies out there to get eaten by coyotes :(.
 

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Glad you found the owners! and the momma! As for your little guy, he will be ok. We once had a rabbit get stuck in our window well. We hung onto it for a few hours until we found the owner, and even though I told them all along that we were NOT keeping the rabbit, my kids cried like we'd ripped their hearts out when it went home! Good thing we never told them it wasn't a beloved pet, but, ummm, a meat source. The great thing about 3 yr olds is they move on rather quickly, I hope your new pup will cheer him up.
 
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