November 14, 2010
A week ago, I wrote about stopping near Cameron and trying without success to rescue a beautiful collie wandering dangerously along busy U.S. 1. I managed to get ahold of his collar, but he pulled out of it, crawled under a fence and disappeared.
Turns out I wasn't the only one concerned about the wandering pooch. After his encounter with me, he apparently returned to the highway, where Carolyn Usher-Cronrath saw him and also stopped. With the help of two other ladies, she got him into her car and took him to her home in Woodlake.
"He's a sweetheart," she said when she called me Friday. "Very well-behaved. But he doesn't like the vacuum cleaner."
Thanks to the Humane Society and the Moore County Animal Center, Carolyn and her husband learned that the dog's name was Buddy and that he belonged to Joe Medlin of Cameron. Now he's back where he belongs. I hope he'll think twice before going off on another big adventure.