I've mentioned previously that lost dogs turn up here as regularly as clockwork. This one (above) is the latest; luckily she had her phone number on her collar, so I called.
Cro: I've found your dog.
Owner: What dog?
Cro: Don't you own a small white and black dog?
Cro: Well she has your name and phone number on her collar.
Owner: What does she look like?
Cro: She's very thin with long black ears.
Owner: Oh yes, she's mine. I'll come over and fetch her.
He arrived about an hour later, and turned out to be a very pleasant man. I just couldn't understand why he'd denied that the poor dog was his!
Anyway, the tale had a happy ending (and yes, we did give her something to eat).