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The robins are back. Now if the crocus would show themselves, followed by buttercups, daffodils and forsythia. It’d be a blessing to all of us to have some blissful weeks of sunshine and seasonal temperature. Spring is calling my name.

What a great week at the Auburn Senior Center, beginning on Monday with a potluck breakfast followed by a St. Patrick’s Day Trivia Challenge. The center was all decked out with shamrocks, leprechaun hats. and green garlands courtesy of the talented Rita Britt. They even had green pancakes for breakfast.

On Tuesday the Logan County Health Department provided the strength building exercise program, which also met again on Thursday. Tuesday night line dancing is always a fun gathering to learn different types of line dancing.

Tonight there will again be a dance with live music from Old Habits. A potluck meal is to be served during break. Please bring sandwiches, chips and dip or desserts. Doors open at 5:30 pm with a $3 per person charge. Come on out and bring a friend or your “honey”.

I’ve been told this will now be a monthly happening, and be held each third Friday in the month.

Next week’s schedule is chess, checkers, puzzles, coffee and good fellowship on Monday. Strength exercise program begins at 9:00 on Tuesday morning, followed at 11 with a speaker from SKY Rehab on programs they offer. Of course line dancing classes on Tuesday evenings. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Bingo followed by potluck lunch always on Wednesday and on Thursday following the exercise class Coffee with the Chief is planned.

Officer Ron Mills, unless otherwise engaged, will come by to chat, answer questions and provide helpful safety tips. He gladly reported there were no auto accidents in town due the ice and snow, although numerous vehicles had to be “helped” especially on the little hill in from of city hall.

By the way if you’ve missed seeing Gayle Gregory at Auburn Restaurant and Pool Room, she fell on the ice at the back entrance. Don’t know the particulars but have been told she has a compressed fracture and it’s very painful to be up and about. Take care Gayle, hope to see you back soon.

Friday at the center begins with Rook followed by a movie and popcorn.

Must relate the following events of the “Canine Caper” at Park Plaza I on Amanda Gordon Dr. Last week on Tuesday at approximately 10 pm, I was alerted to a commotion outside. Being a nosey person, I peered out to see what was happening. Leola Gregory and her sister Thelma along with Haddie Carter were in front of their porch with a much excited little dog. Being a pet lover as well as nosey I joined them. When Leola and Haddie were coming in for the night and having a parting word or two, this little dog came out of nowhere and was so glad to have someone to share it’s love and to find a human.

Wearing a collar indicated the canine had been owned by someone. There were no tags on the collar, but it appeared to be a Yorkshire Terrier, black with blond points (or tan) on ears, face and feet, and recently groomed. The short tail kept wagging from the tip all the way up to the shoulder and kisses were numerous. Obviously the dog is socialized and used to being with humans.

At this point it was decided to take the little stranger in for the night as we have sometimes had coyotes sighted in the area. Immediately the foundliing was posted on facebook and an effort was made to find the possible owner in the neighborhood. (This was me already in my jammies, hair awry with ear muffs on, unsuccessfully knocking on doors at 10 o’clock at night.) Most people had already retired for the night.

We being good Samaritans took in the dog, which proved to be totally house broken, gave it food, water, shelter and companionship.

We all went to bed trying to figure where this animal came from. More postings were placed on different facebook pages and WRUS was called. One response to a facebook posting advised of a couple who had Yorkies. However when they were contacted both their dogs were home.

Then Thelma had to go set with her grandchildren overnight so “precious pup” stayed with me for the two days and night. I made a dog toy out of an old sock and we bonded quickly.

No further response but on Friday evening a couple of walkers came by. One knew a lady who was a “groomer” for one of the vets in Russellville, so she snapped a photo of our little visitor. Although the groomer thought she recognized the dog, she would not know the name of the owner until she returned to work on Monday. The results was again negative, the owner was not identified.

The dog was then taken to a Vet to learn if an identification “chip” had been placed under the skin. Nope.

So we;re back to square one. If you or someone you know has lost a “Yorkie” please call Leola at 270-772-3342. Leave you name and number on the answering machine. Callers will be required to provide a description of the dog, it’s sex and color of collar.

Don’t you just love a mystery. We all sound like Miss Marple.

Here’s wishing all of you a beautiful springtime and have a blessed day.

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