We have a new member in the family. He wandered into our yard a couple weeks ago and made his uncollared self at home. We posted "Lost Dog" signs around the neighborhood, took him to the vet to check for a microchip, checked "Lost and Found" ads in the paper, and asked everyone we met during our evening walks if he looked familiar. No luck.
This "little" guy is only about four months old and he weighs 45 pounds. His paws look as big as saucers, and his tail wags so vigorously, his whole butt rocks. The lady at the vet's guesses he's part Border Collie (smart) and Great Pyrenees (steadfast and gentle, you know, like Belle in the "Belle and Sebastian" cartoon.) Personally, I think he's part Mole (digger.)
We've named him, just so we don't keep hollering, "Hey you!" I guess he's ours now ... as long as he doesn't tunnel out.