Julie, being a dog lover, tried to approach her but she quickly exited back down the long flight of stairs and was gone.
Every day Julie watched for the dog and usually about 3:00 in the afternoon she would look up to see her staring in the front door. Julie started leaving dog treats and a bowl of water just outside her door. Day after day the dog got a little braver until one day she ventured over the threshold into Julie's apartment. Julie checked her for a tag and found none. The little girl was friendly but still a bit cautious. However, every day after class Julie would find her waiting outside her apartment door.
Julie began calling the little dog D O G prounounced
"Dee O Gee". She was fast becoming Julie's new summer companion although it was still a mystery where she lived. She didn't look like a stray so Julie figured she must live somewhere in the apartment complex. Why she had ventured to Julie's three story landing was a mystery but she quickly became a welcomed intruder.
All summer Julie worked on her last class requirement and spent her evenings with D O G. They took walks in the park and mainly kept each other company.
Julie had begin to suspect that D O G lived in an apartment in the back of the complex. One evening when Julie was taking her trash to the dumpster she heard a dog yelp. Just as she turned to see where the sound had come from she saw D O G get the heel of a boot from a young man. He yelled something like, "That @#$% dog" as he walked into an apartment. D O G had made a fast get away into the bushes and though Julie called out to her she didn't reappear.
Julie didn't see D O G for about a week and just when she was about to go knock on the door of the apartment where she'd last been seen Julie opened her front door to find
D O G sitting outside her door. This time she wasn't alone. With her were two puppies that D O G had painstakingly brought up the three flights of stairs to Julie's door. Julie decided right then and there that obviously D O G wanted Julie to help her. So that is when my daughter turned into a dognapper. She waited until dark and then loaded up D O G and her two boys and drove all the way home to my house. She arrived about midnight and I then became the reciever of stolen property.
It didn't take long for Julie to find a good home for not only D O G but her two boys, Darrell and his other brother Darrell. All three dogs lived long and happy lives on the farm of one of Julie's friends. Fortunately, Julie's picture hasn't shown up at the post office either!