The errant Peggy has returned, after quite an adventure! Someone found her, called the vet who did her rabies shot, and the vet gave him the dog's OLD address- the one of the people who gave her up for adoption. This very nice man put her in his truck and drove her 5 miles to that address, where nobody was home. He put her in the back yard thinking they'd be home shortly.
Apparently, the reason they'd given her away was that she kept escaping from the backyard. Which she did again, no doubt having a severe case of deja vu as she leapt the fence. Somebody else found her and took her to the animal shelter, another 10 miles away.
Meanwhile, the very nice man got home from work that night and saw my signs in the neighborhood. He called and started filling us in on what he did, just as the shelter called to let us know someone had dropped her off. R drove down and got her, and she spent the rest of the night sleeeeepppping. And sleeping. And sleeping.
Total days gone- 3. Total former homes visited- 1. Total to get her back from the shelter, including having them implant a microchip for id purposes- $50. Totally worth it.
I'm going to make fudge for the very nice man, as well as the neighbor lady I've never met who spent the afternoon driving up and down all the side streets in our village looking for Peg. There are good people around.