Does anyone out there want a sweet deaf baby dog?
About an hour ago as we were driving down Douglas x Colton near the Echo Park Deep Pool a sweet baby dog ran into the street. As I slammed on the brakes, Tammy exclaimed, "OHMYGOD, look at that sweet baby dog! She looks just like Mia! Quick, pull over."
Actually, she's way more cute than Mia. (Sorry Tammy, it's true). So I opened the car door and tried to call her over. She had no collar, no nothing. Just running in the middle of a busy intersection, wagging her tail, snorting and hopping around playfully like a tiny white deer. Cute to the 10th power.
But then a girl popped out from behind a black iron fence and shouted, "Hey, that's my dog! You wanna buy my dog?"
I said, "No, We just wanna pet it."
She said, "Oh, okay. But she won't come to you like that, she's deaf."
So we parked.
Out came a kid wearing an all-over print t-shirt and plaid shorts. In between sucks on a lollypop he told us he was moving and intended to LEAVE THE DOG at the aparment he and his family were vacating this afternoon.
To this I said, "Hang on, you're gonna abandon the dog here to just run around in the street? Deaf?"
He replied, "Yeah."
He said he doesn't know anyone who could take the dog for him short-term and doesn't have any time to look for a new permanent home for her.
So I said, "Look, Tammy has a dog that looks a lot like your dog. Unfortunately, Tammy's dog is a total murder dog. It will attack anything non-human. So it probably isn't going to work out for us to take your dog."
He said, "Oh, okay. But if you don't take her I will have to leave her here. She's had all her shots and everything. If you know anyone who wants her, she will be here." At this he waved his lollypop toward the iron fence and the apartment building melting into the cement beyond.
Looking at Tammy I could see she wasn't having it. So I said, "Okay, if you'd like, maybe we can take the dog, she can come live with us until we find her a good home."
So we drove over to our house, grabbed Mia, and came back to the deaf baby dog to see if they'd get along. It isn't happening. As always, Mia's trying to kill her. Oh well.
Apparently, her name is Chloe. She's the nicest floppy dog I've ever met.
If you are rad and need a dog with a sweet disposition, please email me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
She's got one blue eye and one brown eye and she's all white except for a light brown patch around her left eye. According to the kid with the lollypop, she's one year old.
Tonight is Halloween and we have to do some work at an event production at Dave Young's Sixth Street Warehouse. Guaranteed to be a pile. Leaving for Seattle in the morning to attend Andy's memorial service on Monday.