A Real Dog Day Afternoon

MT. HELIX -- In a world often dominated by bad news, every once in a while we are reminded of those things that really matter.

On Sunday on Mt. Helix, it was all about a black German shepherd found dodging cars whizzing by on Lemon Avenue.

David and Margaret Hudson and their two boys, Alec and Liam, rescued the friendly but tired and hungry dog and brought him to their Mt. Helix home.

The Hudson's called LaMesaToday.com and asked that the dog's picture be broadcast via e-mail to its membership.

Figuring LaMesaToday.com members wouldn't mind, the broadcast was made in early afternoon and several hours later residents in the Bancroft neighborhood on the western slope of Mt. Helix recognized the dog as Bear, the pooch belonging to Tim Schuppert.

Schuppert, photographed above with Alec and Margaret Hudson, had been out for a motorcycle ride and had no idea his dog had wandered off without his collar until he returned home.

"He's like my baby,'' Schuppert said during a warm reunion in the Hudson driveway. "I don't know what I would have done without him. He's never wandered off before.''

A new collar with tags and a double check on Bear's identity chip accuracy are job one Monday Schuppert said.

As evening fell, Bear could be seen frolicking with his "Dad Tim" heading home, in his wake a family that had very much enjoyed Bear's impromptu visit on their hillside for an afternoon.


Gina Garcia is a La Mesa Realtor and is Publisher of LaMesaToday.com.

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Comment by chris shea on November 5, 2012 at 12:31pm

That's a nice story!  It's lovely that Bear was reunited with his family.  This is a a wonderful village we live in.

Comment by Sharon Muczynski on November 4, 2012 at 9:14pm

So nice to have good news for a change!

Comment by Janie Garcia on November 4, 2012 at 9:13pm
Thank you to the kind-hearted Hudson family. Hooray for Bear and Mr. Schuppert. La Mesans really stepped up!

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