In the following story, we find out about a woman who sees an old, exhausted-looking dog stroll into her yard. The dog, who was sweet, well-fed, and well taken care of, follows her into her house and the next thing she knows, he’s curled up on the floor taking a nap.
When the dog wakes up, he stands up and casually walks right out of the woman’s house, only to come back the very next day for yet another sleep session. The dog continued to come back to take his daily nap, and each day when he awoke, he’d promptly leave.
This routine continued for quite a few weeks until one day the woman secured a note to the dog’s collar, in the hopes that his owner would read it and reply. She was curious as to why a stranger’s dog kept coming to her house to catch some Z’s.
When the dog returned the very next day, with a new note affixed to his collar, the woman finally found out the truth.
The woman was confused. The dog was wearing a collar and was obviously well-fed and taken care of, so she couldn’t understand why he was coming over to sleep at her house each day.
After weeks of this curious behavior, the woman decided to pin a note on his collar to see if she could figure out what was going on.
“I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is,” she wrote, “and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.”
The next day when the dog arrived for his daily nap he had a different note attached to his collar, and suddenly everything made sense:
“He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3. He’s trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?”