Pet Tales: Rogue Chihuahua found under bed needs new home

Heather Warlick: Kathy Kelly, of Yukon, found an unidentified dog under her bed. Now she's seeking a new home for the dog she named Grandpa.
by Heather Warlick Published: September 24, 2012
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PET TALES

Yukon couple finds dog under bed

Here is a pet tale sent in by reader Sherry Kelly, author of “A Cat Named Zooby.”

Last month, she wrote, her daughter-in-law, Kathy Kelly, of Yukon, came home from work late, after her husband, Chad Kelly, had retired for the night. When she entered the bedroom, she saw a flash of something run under the bed. It couldn't have been her daughter's Chihuahua, Bella. Bella was tucked in to her sleep crate for the night.

“Chad, what is that dog doing under the bed?” she asked her husband.

“There's not a dog under the bed,” he replied.

But there was. Kathy looked under the bed and saw two sad little eyes looking back at her. “Yes, there is!”

Nobody in the Kelly household knew where the dog came from, but they figured it had sneaked in the door while it was propped open for Bella.

“He didn't come out from under the bed until the next morning and then only after coaxing and offering of food,” Sherry Kelly wrote in her Pet Tales submission letter.

Kathy and Sherry's daughter, Piper, took the frightened creature to see a veterinarian the next day to check for an ID chip, but found none. The doctor said the dog was an older Chihuahua mix. His teeth were very decayed, the doctor said, and needed to be removed as soon as possible.


by Heather Warlick
Life & Style Editor
Since graduating from University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Staff Writer Heather Warlick has written stories for The Oklahoman's Life section. Her beats have included science, health, home and garden, family,...
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