A friend and I were unloading 2 tons of stove pellets into my house for the upcoming season when a beautiful but obviously old Irish Setter came trotting through the woods, obviously lost. He was quite friendly, so we were able to check his dog tags. Fortunately, the dog's name (Harley) and his owners phone number were on one of his tags.
I called the number and left a message. 15 minutes later my phone rang, and it was Harley's owner, who lived about a mile away. Her husband had let him off his leash about 3 hours earlier. I gave her directions and a short time later Harley's very tearful owner arrived, and was quite thankful for our making the effort to reunite dog and owner.
I felt good about reuniting the old dog and his owner, and wanted to share a happy story, for a change.