In a testimony to everything that is good about social technology, Skip, the wayward golden lab, was reunited with his family this day after Thanksgiving 2010 thanks to two CDN posts and a few connective comments.
In a post timestamped Friday, 11/26/10, 1:17 PM, cdres3 broke the sad news. A lost doggy had been found in the neighborhood:
We found a dog behind Garfield High School with a collar but no tags. The dog is yellowish, maybe around 50-60 pounds and has recently had a hair cut. We can’t keep him/her because we have an older dog that objects to sharing his space. Animal control is closed today so we took the dog to Rainier Veterinary Hospital (their number is 324-4144) to check for a microchip. The microchip was registered to an address in Issaquah and the vet couldn’t get through to the numbers listed on it and they said they would keep the dog and keep trying to call the owners. Tomorrow they’ll send the dog to Seattle animal control when it opens.
Three minutes later, another post appeared on the site from neighbor Carrie:
Beautiful golden lab “SKIP” he is ten years old, just took himself for a walk without permission
Has a plaid collar for the holidays. No name tags its a new collar.
GARFIELD NEIGHBORHOOD AREA
It took seven more minutes for Arch to connect the story.
As Carolyn later said,
Another win for the CD News!
This is community!
We’re just happy to be here for the connections to be made. And, now that we’re feeling all warm and fuzzy, queue a comment or three scolding Skip’s family, another chiding the finders for not going door to door to find Skip’s home and another saying this is a good reason we should all pack a gun when walking the street. No comments from Skip, though. Skip’s just happy to be home.