This morning I went for a walk up the big hill. Close to the top, I saw 2 dogs running down the hill. Another woman was walking behind the dogs but they didn't seem with her. One dog ran up to me and sniffed my hand. I reached down to pet the dog and checked, but their was no collar. Then the woman walking gave me a dirty look as if to say, "you really should control your dogs and keep them on a leash." I replied back with my own dirty look, the one that says, "these are not my dogs thankyouverymuch."
One dog turned around and started running up the hill. The other took off running down the hill. I followed the dog up the hill and saw it stop in front of a house. So I rang the doorbell. It was only about 8:20am so I was a little nervous, but I didn't want to just the dogs keep running around all morning.
A lady answered the door and as soon as she saw the dog, she asked, "did someone leave the gate open?" Turns out the gate was open. I told her that the other dog was running down the big hill on the main road. I started to return to my usual walking route and the dog was coming back. What a relief! So both dogs were eventually returned the owner. And if the lady who was walking down the hill is reading this, I just wanted to point out that I am not the owner!