So Mama and I went to visit a long time friend of Mama’s in SC. I love to visit, because she has big wide porches, front and back, and a courtyard, and we play ball all the time ! One morning, not being used to having a pup in the house, our friend opened a porch door, not remembering it opened out onto the marsh, and I slipped out. Hey, it was just too tempting…..all those smells? It took Mama about 5 minutes to realize I was AWOL, and she sprang into action. I am chipped, but Mama realized the info on my tags was dated. So she called our peeps back home, and asked them to check our land line. Then, Mama set out on foot around the marsh, and then in the car, calling and calling my name. Now Mama is super strong, but this was a setback. Our friend however, did the smart thing. Her community has a website where you can report lost pets, etc, and it ends an email to everyone’s phone……and our friend sent the word out! Mama was reporting to the SPCA, etc, and then driving around calling my name for about 30 minutes. Along the way, she would ask. whomever she saw….have you seen a wee black dog? And so many peeps said…”We are out looking for him!…we got the email!” And so it was, that I was found.! I nosed my way into a porch I thought was mine, and couldn’t get back out. BUT, a Labradoodle named Oscar (let’s reflect here) and his fellow kitty’s….decided to come out and play with me……JUST SHAKE IT OFF YOU HATERS>>>SHAKE IT OFF! And so it was that Mama received word in the car that I was FOUND! And she and her friend produced a bottle of wine to take to Oscar’s owner…but let’s get the BIG picture…It was my OSKIE who guided me to Oscar and my happy reunion with Mama who DIRECTLY called LL BEAN and ordered me one of those collars that has my name and phone number embroidered on it. And now, Mama Is going to change all my tags to make them current. Guys, keep your info current….you never know!