You can only imagine what it must’ve been like when after two years, a lost pooch was reunited with the original caretaker.
Searching for a new dog for the kids, a lost dog owner thought to look at a dog adoption webpage. Immediately, a Rottweiler-pit bull mix caught their attention. It looked to be the same canine lost some years ago.
‘That can’t be it’, they realistically thought. But then, there was that tiny scar over the eye. Of the time it had a run-in with a gate. That’s when they were like, “it’s Kovu!”. They’d been with that pooch since it was almost two months old.
They’d been together until 2019. Weeks after that, the same adoption agency that now had the dog, was the one to find the pooch, & in bad health. With hair missing on its hinny, inflammation throughout & fleas, Kovu (afterward renamed Ash by the agency) was given a therapeutic shampoo & antibiotics.
Contrary to what we’d hear about shelters getting rid of animals after a few weeks, Kovu spent around 16 weeks on the dog pound. It was then that a family adopted “Ash”. But it took an eviction notice given to that family, for the miracle of having the pooch reunited with its original owner.
The key was the responsible action of the family to return Kovu to the same shelter it was taken from. Upon seeing the pooch online, the original owner immediately contacted the dog pound to make sure they knew it was the original owner calling them, & thus get together again with the canine.
It must’ve been impressive to see the dog hollering, seeking to cut loose from whoever was holding it, & running to the one taking care of Kovu since it was a pup. There was hugging & rolling. The owner out loud apologizing to it how sorry they were this had happened, promising to never lose each other.
Having an extraordinary sense of smell, dogs are usually alerted by that sense when recognizing something again. So it was that even after all this time, this was the way Kovu was likely to know what was coming, even from a considerable distance.
This is part of the joy experienced by any of us when watching dogs joyously behaving when reunited with their military owners. Now Kovu has been able to have its seventh year of life, not as a lost pup, but surrounded by the same ones that it was with since it was just a pup.