Very sweet little guy trotting toward the park, all by himself and not remotely paying attention to traffic, while I was walking Buster and Sophie. Thankfully he came right to me and let me pick him up, and even more thankfully, he had a chip (he had a collar and tags, too, but the phone and address were too scratched to read). And his owner came right away after the emergency vet called her — her mother had accidentally let him out while she was bathing her son and they hadn’t even realized he was gone.

So all is well and yay for safe, happy puppy, but man, I am all amped up and shaky. It’s so nuts how this keeps happening!