Dog Makes Himself At Home At Neighbor’s House For Reason Every Parent Will Understand

A woman gets to the bottom of why a strange but sweet dog has taken up part-time residence at her house.

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Stephanie Brown

Have you ever had a neighbor’s pet treat your house like his second home? Lounging in the sun on your back patio or pawing at the door during dinnertime?

A sweet story about an old dog making himself at home at a neighbor’s house is making the rounds on the Internet. It’s unclear where the story originated or if it’s even a true story, but if you have kids, it will definitely hit home.

It starts when a woman sees an old, tired-looking dog wander into her yard. The dog is friendly, seems well-fed and he has a collar on, so the woman assumes he must be a neighbor’s pet.

When the woman goes back into her house, the dog follows her inside, curls up on the hallway floor and takes a nap. An hour later we wakes up, goes to the door and the woman lets him back outside.

"I'm just going to take a quick snooze." blhowe/iStock/Thinkstock

“I’m just going to take a quick snooze.” blhowe/iStock/Thinkstock

The next day the dog comes back and the same thing happens: he resumes his spot on the hallway floor and takes about an hour-long nap. After his nap, he goes home.

This happens off and on for a few weeks when the woman finally decides to find out the story behind the dog’s visits. She pins a note to his collar that reads: “I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.”

The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar. It read: “He lives in a home with six children, two under the age of 3. He’s trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?”

Sounds like both the dog and the parent need a break.

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