Animals can’t communicate with us through words, so it’s pretty easy to misinterpret even their basic needs. For example, a dog’s whine might mean that he has to go outside, or that he’s just craving a bite of your dinner! Circumstances you think are dire could be something else entirely.
That’s what happened to one guy when he spotted a dog wandering around a gas station. The pooch looked horribly lost, and the man grew concerned. But when he finally got close enough in an effort to help, the dog showed him something that proved things were not all that they seemed…
When Tyler Wilson spotted a lost dog at a gas station near his home in Kentucky, he was, understandably, concerned. This was a highly trafficked area and no place for a pooch. The dog was clearly on his own, too. Was he hurt? Lost?
Tyler actually first saw the dog, who appeared to be a yellow Labrador, wandering around town a few days earlier and he was really curious about his situation. Why on Earth was this pooch roaming around town, and did he need help?
Deciding that something had to be done to bring this lost dog to safety, Tyler snapped a couple of photographs on the sly. He was worried that the animal would be skittish and shy in his presence, so he kept his distance.
Tyler decided he should try to make physical contact with the Labrador so he could get him to a safe place. Still, he was relieved to have the photos as backup, just in case the dog suddenly ran off. But that didn’t seem to be the case.
At that moment, the dog did something unexpected that simply stunned Tyler: he trotted right over to him, tail wagging and ready for belly rubs! If this dog was lost, he clearly didn’t mind. Why did he act like he didn’t have a care in the world?
That was when Tyler spotted a tag on the dog’s collar. He decided to take a look; perhaps he’d find a phone number or the address of the dog’s owner. But what he saw instead changed everything…
Rather than an address, the tag had a simple message—and it was unlike anything Tyler had seen before. It read: “My name is Dew. I am not lost. I like to roam. Tell me to go home.” Clearly, it wasn’t the first time this dog had taken to the streets!
Tyler couldn’t help but smile, and he warmly introduced himself to Dew. After a few moments of bonding, they parted ways. Tyler, intrigued by Dew’s story, did a little research once he got home…
It turned out that Dew was something of a celebrity in Tyler’s tiny Kentucky town—and he had his own social media presence to prove it! As his name tag implied, this was a dog who loved to roam and make new friends.
At the end of the day, however, there was just one place he called home. When Tyler clicked through the photos on Dew’s Facebook page, he saw what a charmed life the dog led…
Dew actually lived with his adoring family on a sprawling 70-acre farm in the area. When he was just a puppy, he demonstrated a passion for escaping from his home and going on epic adventures.
At first his family was worried, but soon they discovered that it was just his curious nature! They let Dew roam as much as he wanted to; at the end of the day, he always came back home. His mom, Mandy, always knew she’d see him soon!
Dew gathered such a following over time that he actually had his very own Facebook page where his fans could follow him on all of his adventures! He became somewhat of a local celebrity for all the people he’d met.
It wasn’t just humans that Dew loved hanging out with, either. He couldn’t get enough of other pups! Dew loved spending time with his sister, Lily, a black Labrador who preferred to hold down the fort back on their farm.
Still, even a dog as energetic and curious as Dew needed to take a break from time to time. He wasn’t picky about where he rested his weary head. Dew especially loved to cuddle up on the couch and sleep.
But Dew was willing to eschew creature comforts in a pinch, too. He made sure to take advantage of this drying umbrella and catch an adorable cat nap. (Or should we say “dog nap?”)
There was no other dog out there who loved adventure quite the way Dew did. Everywhere he went, he practically radiated happiness and joy. He simply loved being outdoors!
But for as much as Dew loved to spend time outside, he loved the company of people—especially his humans—even more. Mandy, her husband, and her son all cherished their roaming pooch in kind!
For Dew, every day held some new adventure or excitement. Even when he was dreaming, you could tell that this dog was probably scheming about his next trip out on the town…
From the cat to the kids, Dew was always content to cuddle up with his own tribe and rest up for the next great outing. He might’ve led an unconventional life, but it suited this unconventional dog just fine!
What an adorable pup! It’s so great that his family was able to let him freely roam on his own.
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