I am dog sitting for 2 Scotty Dogs who belong to my neighbor while they are away on a vacation. Every morning I let the dogs out in their own yard to do their ‘business’… then let them in and feed them.
This morning I followed the routine, I let them out in their yard, I ran back to my house (close enough for me to spit and hit the siding) … when I heard one of the dogs barking. Since it was only 7:00AM I ran back out to quiet them down. ONE was MISSING!! EEEKKKK!
The little imp dug a hole under the fence and escaped! Panic set in as I thought of my neighbor returning home only to find her little love bug GONE! AND… his identification tag came off and was lying in the dirt. OH NO!!!
All’s well that ends well. After searching the neighborhood for an hour the little monster was on his way back home when my son spotted him, scooped him up and returned him to his food bowl.
NEXT UP… my necklace!
When I moved here three years ago money was tight. So tight I was strangling. To help pay my bills, gas, moving expenses, and food… I sold a lot of my jewelry. I kept the few pieces that had sentimental value… and traded the rest for cash. One of the few pieces I kept was a necklace a friend had given me. It held a special place in my heart.
It’s a difficult piece to wear. Since it is a lariat, there is no clasp. You simply drape it around your neck and flip one beaded end over the other, kind of like the first part of tying a shoe. As you move, it tends to un-do itself and fall off.
Well… a few months ago I decided to wear it… and yes, you guessed it… it fell off and I lost it. I looked EVERYWHERE for it… even in the couch cushions… to no avail. I was heart broken. I retraced my steps of the day. I had only been to two places… Costco and Homegoods. I checked with the Lost and Found at Homegoods… Nope… then decided Costco was going to be a wasted effort. My thought being that if someone spotted a gold necklace on the floor… they would most likely pocket it and walk away. *SIGH*
I gave myself ‘the talk’. Material things aren’t important, don’t lose sleep over it, it’s no big deal, and on and on. You know the drill. Besides… the local store still carries them and I could always purchase a replacement if I really wanted. No, I decided I didn’t want a replacement. If I couldn’t have the original… I didn’t want one at all. It wasn’t the actual necklace I missed… but the sentiment behind the gift… and THAT couldn’t be replaced. The necklace was just a physical reminder, my heart still held the sentiment. I stopped looking for the necklace.
Today I happened to be in Costco with no rush to be any where else… so I asked for the LOST and FOUND department. After what seemed like an hour (in reality only 15 minutes) the Costco employee came out of the back room holding my necklace!!! I was so happy and excited that I gave her a HUGE hug!!!
What a GREAT day!!! Lost… found… and found! Phew!