Driving home from work the other day, I was conversing with the Mrs. She informed me that she’d spotted a big white dog roaming our rural neighborhood. It was dragging about 15 feet of chain behind it. When approached by the Mrs. it ran off.
Neighbors soon reported they’d seen it too; it had been eating the garbage in the garage up by one of the nearby homes.
Duly informed of this new presence in the neighborhood, I hung up and drove home.
Upon pulling into the driveway, I beheld my youngest daughter standing there, holding a chain with a huge white canine at the other end. She reported to me that she’d arrived home, noted the animal strolling by, and put her foot on its chain, bringing it up short.
It had a collar, but no tag. It appeared a bit grubby, but not injured or starving. It had its tail between its legs, but finally did approach us, acting very submissive in the process. It happily dined on cat food we supplied it.
A neighbor dog strolled by to investigate. This dog, a brown lab, is not a tiny dog. But he was dwarfed by our visitor. He also intimidated the hell out of our visitor too, with much cowering, tail between the legs, and other submissive posturing.
Even so, I began to think: This visitor is not all dog.
Calling around a bit, another neighbor reported that it sounded like the dog that had gotten loose and attacked his wife a few years ago! He drove down, and confirmed that indeed this creature was the same one who had given his spouse such a frenzied carnal embrace that he had to intervene physically to break it up! :eek:
The owner was summoned, who quickly took charge of the animal. It was then that she informed us her pet was 15/16ths wolf!
My daughter is quite proud to have subdued a specimen of canis lupis, single-footedly.
I’m grateful she wasn’t lunch. Or the new Mrs. Wolf. :dubious:
The local humane society has been made aware of the situation. Further bulletins will appear as events warrant.