I had something similar…my stepson accidentally left the gate open, and my BELOVED miniture dachshund got out. He went in to tell me and Awesome I Just Like to Smile Smiling is my Favorite X-mas Elf shirt, but my infant son was in the house sleeping, so I couldn’t just run around looking for her. Inside (my heart, my head), I was just frantic – I couldn’t got more than 30 feet from the house because of the baby. My stepson found her about a half an hour later, hiding under the neighbor’s woodpile, but that was an excruitating half an hour.
I noticed as soon as this dog was pulled out from under the tanks that she belonged to someone. She was groomed, and , though dirty from being outside and Awesome I Just Like to Smile Smiling is my Favorite X-mas Elf shirt, it was obvious that she hadn’t been neglected. Just because her family didn’t jump up and down, doesn’t mean they don’t love their dog. She was CLEARLY excited to see them, and very, very happy.