When coming out to set-up for the early morning walk-thru this morning, a small Chihuahua-type dog starting sprinting down the sideline of Howard Jones field.
With a major effort by Mike Nebgen and myself, we trapped the lost dog in a corner of a shed. However, the journey was just beginning with the newly named Pepper.
The dog--who we believe is lost from its owners--was so scared and startled that she was shaking uncontrollably. And as a dog lover myself, I was sad to see it.
On top of that, when attempting to pet her, she snapped back. Ferociously.
After calling Animal Control and USC's DPS in the middle of the day, there was still no resolution with the recovery of this dog.
And when the Jimokes came back out for this afternoon's practice, she was still there. After the practice/scrimmage, we met with the dog one more time to see what would come out of it. But to no avail.
Fortunately, we ended the night with a final call to Animal Control who was on their way to recover the lost puppy.
It was clearly not what the Jimokes expected to deal with when waking up this morning. No, it wasn't.