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Great neighbours make a great neighbourhood

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A few weeks ago my very large eight-month-old puppy (Irish wolfhound cross) was accidentally let out of the yard by one of my contractors.

He quickly called me and I called my neighbour to let her know that my dog would be on her front step (as that is where his buddy Prince lives). Now in a lot of neighbourhoods a lot of neighbours would be quick to call the animal control or want to complain about the dog being loose, but Michelle, my neighbour, called back shortly to say he was nowhere to be seen.

I could not go home at the time so I told her I would be home as soon as I could to look for him. In the meantime she quickly jumped in her van and scoured the neighbourhood (giving me updates every few minutes as to where she had looked), something that she did not have to do.

When I got home 30 minutes later and looked some more, we could not find him.

We were talking outside and the neighbour across the street, Kat, came out and she said, ”Oh are you looking for the dog? He's back in your house. I noticed that he was out so I put him in our yard to keep him safe!"

Wow, what great neighbours I have.

Thank you Michelle for taking time out of your busy day to look for Duke and Thank you Kat (Kathy) for not just assuming that the dog was running wild and keeping him safe.

Taylor Wideman, St. Albert


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