This is not a sad story, so keep reading.
My best friend got a call today from her elderly mother who gently broke the news that her longtime friend and companion, her dog of 16 years, had passed away.
My friend was devastated, as you can imagine one would be losing the sweet dog you’d had for so long.
About an hour later, her cellphone rang again. It was her mother calling back.
“He’s alive! He’s alive!,” she screamed into the phone.
However, she had not only called my friend, but she had also called a stranger. When she was trying to dial, she called the wrong number. In her excitement, she left a message on some unsuspecting person’s voicemail. “He’s not dead! He’s alive! He got up and got a drink of water” was the message that a flustered stranger received. The stranger, who immediately called back to check on the welfare of, well, the dog, ended up getting a good laugh, as did my friend, her mom and a bunch of other people.
Moral to this story: Check for respiration, dial carefully and always love on your pets every day!