Well now....I did get the trash taken out but I didn't get too far into continuing my Great Garage Cleanout when I got sidetracked.
I had puttered for about an hour and ate some lunch, then decided to get readings on the propane tanks before continuing the work. So I activated the garage door, walked over to wait for it to clear.....and saw a three foot tall, 60 pound poodle just standing there staring at me.
Well now, that's unexpected.
She was totally calm, completely following any voice commands. I brought her into the house and got her some water, sent out some emails to various folks about her sudden arrival at my house, and then did some checking up and down the road to see if anybody nearby had lost their dog. There was nobody in either direction, and checking the snow I could see that there weren't any tire tracks anywhere....wherever she came from it wasn't from the road. I could only assume she came overland.
A bit of internet searching and I figured it out. Her name is Loretta; she's the "dirty white" dog on the left in the pic below. Her partner in crime is Lee, about the same size but a gray/brown color, who also had run off that same day--they had ran off from a trip to a quarry about 5 miles or so as the crow flies from my place. I was able to get Loretta down to her owner late that evening (night really), but as of this writing Lee has sadly not yet been seen.
So, this all took me away from my Cleanout duties but it was for a good cause really. The clean up will have to continue next week!
Steven in Colorado
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|Loretta is on the left; Lee is on the right.|