Susan and I were enjoying our morning coffee on the front porch when Ranger went a little yippy and immediately after that I spotted a golden-brown chow loose and crossing from our side of the street to the other. You know me: I’m helpless to ignore a lost dog. Â So I grabbed a leash and managed both to catch up with the friendly beast and bring him back home.
Sporting a choke chain with just a city license tag on it, I put out a call to our neighborhood Yahoo group but after breakfast decided to take the dog for a walk in hopes we might bump into it peeps or it might lead me back to where it lives.
Talk about perfect timing. We hadn’t gotten two houses south when a vehicle drives by and I see the driver’s looking left and right. He slows and I call out “Is this your dog?” and it is.
Relieved and profusely thankful, we make the exchange.
“What’s his name?” I ask.
Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."
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