What can I say? I am heartbroken, P is heartbroken... our world has changed. I will never understand theft of any kind, but for someone to brazenly open our gate and lift our dear little Coco into their arms and take off with her, is beyond my understanding. After some investigation, 2 boys and a man told us that they had just seen 2 teenage boys walking down the street with a fluffy white dog in their arms. They asked for directions out to the main road, which makes us think they weren't from the neighbourhood. They've either taken her impulsively or they might work for some local dog stealing ring. The police are investigating as are all our friends in the city. Our vet has been notified. We miss her more than you can know.
BUT this is where it gets very weird.
Later in the afternoon the doorbell rang and I ran downstairs. Our next door neighbour was standing there with a tiny dog in his arms. A dog that looks just like our Coco but is only a few months old.
"Is this your dog?" he asked. But of course not. I burst into tears and took the puppy into my arms. Apparently the puppy had just been found in a nearby woods. He told me there was another bigger dog somewhere in the woods that looked like this one but was bigger. Then he told me to jump into his jeep and go look for the other dog. So I did. But by the time we got there, there was no other dog, just a group of boys who were calling her name and looking under the bushes. I was so disappointed. We got back into his jeep and came home. He promised we would find my dog somehow.
I asked who the puppy belonged to, but he repeated that it had been found and had no owner at the moment. So I asked if I could keep it until someone came looking for her. "Yes, yes" he said.
So here I am.... missing my dog with all my heart, but with a tiny angel at my feet. I dare not give her a name because she might be taken away at any moment. But she's a tiny changeling and she's slowly making her way into my heart.
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