(Jan 15, 2015) This article is about a dog, a two to three year old black and white Pit Bull Terrier* and his name is Sam. Sam needs a forever home because he’s spending his days and nights at the Palo Alto Animal Services Shelter, He’s been there since late June of 2014.
If you go to the web page for him, they refer his being “found by a citizen.” That citizen would be me.
One day I had returned my Enterprise rental car to their Stanford College satellite office (Yes, there is an Enterprise Rental Car office on the north side of campus, but it’s pricier than their neighboring offices) and was walking to work. It was only a few miles so I thought I would enjoy the day with a nice walk.
But about a mile or so into my walk I spied a dog just walking along the same path I was on, sniffing at what ever got his attention, flowers, butterflies or what have you and he was leisurely plodding towards me.
It was a black and white Pit Bull but knowing what I do about Pits, I wasn’t worried at all*.
At first I thought he might have belonged to some service guys I spotted working at the back of an apartment-like complex we were passing by. He was that relaxed and mellow.
(REMEMBER, let the dog come to you if you are on an intersecting path. See how they are about meeting you before intruding on their day. Read their body english before trying anything stupid)
We crossed paths… he came up to me and sniffed me, I kneeled down next to this beautiful Pit Bull and pet him for a few minutes. He was really, really mellow about things.
After we spent a few minutes hanging out, we split up and went our separate ways. As I was leaving I was going to comment to the guys I mentioned earlier what a cool dog they had, but it turned out it was not their dog.
I watched the dog who was later to be named Sam saunter away and I looked around, but no one was around doing that jackass method of “walking” their dogs via psychic connection while their dog roamed the neighborhood.
So I went after Sam.
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