A reader writes:
While hiking on Friday, a friend and I found a scottish terrier on our rural road about 10 miles west of Charlottesville, in White Hall, VA). He is a beautiful, young male of sweet temperament, very well-behaved. He was wearing a rabies tag from a local veterinary hospital; however, the hospital listed him as a “stray”. Unfortunately, the vet didn’t scan for a microchip or search for a tattoo. Apparently, a neighbor found him in Schuyler, VA (about 6-8 weeks ago) and brought him here.
Could this be the missing scottish terrier, Jack?
Please see picture below.
Well, it does seem a bit far away but stranger things have happened so the Scottie News will contact those involved to see if this story ends happily.
Update: The Scottie News reached the mother of Jack’s owner and she did not believe the dog in the photo above was Jack, but said she would ask her daughter to take a look at him. As we have not heard back, we do not think it likely that this is Jack. However, it’s important to remeber that even though we live in a world of instantaneous communications, not all communications are instantaneous. From my blogging experience, I can state authoritatively that it sometimes takes months for people to discover a web post and get in touch, so we may find this dog’s owner yet.
In the mean time does anyone have a portable microchip scanner they can recommend? Someone could surreptiously scan this dog, just like I’m sure they’d do on CSI, right?