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Lost Dog (S&D)

by Tommy Colton
(Stanford, CA, USA)

It's a nice sunny afternoon on the Stanford campus and as I am walking back to my dorm room, I decide that it would be a lot easier if I hitched a ride from someone. Luckily, a gardening truck drives by at just that moment and offers me a ride even though I am less than a hundred yards from my residence in Larkin. Instead of parking we just drive up on the curb and I get out.

The next thing I see however is a small little dog that resembles a pug charging full speed ahead right at me. He jumps on top of me a couple of times before I decide that I should just catch him and then hold him.

I notice that he has a collar as well with a name tag. The name is fuzzy but I see that he is from Texas. There is no number to call either. The name of the family that owns him is on the tag and the words "Mater Dei Baseball" which oddly enough is the name of my high school baseball program.

So I decide that teleporting would be the most effective method of travel and before I go I put the dog in my room and lock the door. When I get to the Mater Dei baseball field, I find the family and they say that they wanted $10,000 for the dog. Shocked and a little taken aback I tell them I will give them back their dog.

Once I arrive back at the dorm and open my door, I realize the dog is no longer there. My RA walks and casually says that she let him go because he did not belong to me. Infuriated, I begin yelling at everyone in the dorm until I decide to leave and try and track down this dog. After hours of searching in the dark, I do not find him and at some point during the search my memory begins to fade and I wake up a short time later.

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