He Thought He Brought Home A Puppy, But Later Realized It Was Something Else.
A Home For Neo
We've heard stories about "a boy and his dog" for as long as we can remember. But this isn't your typical boy-meets-dog type of story. This story begins when an 18-year-old college man from Tucson, Arizona, found a lost puppy in a shopping cart and asked his parents if he could keep it. They'd be shocked to find out they're puppy wasn't exactly a puppy!
Because the man's parents thought that it would be nice to have a dog around, and they felt like they could handle the responsibility, they told him they could keep him. They named him Neo but noticed immediately that Neo was a bit different. He was kind of a terror. Neo used the man's car as a bathroom, and he would only allow the man, and no one else, to give him any kind of attention. And Neo sure did want a lot of attention.
Neo Wanted His Master
When the man went to work or school, Neo was an absolute wreck. And no matter what the parents did they just couldn't gain Neo's trust. So the parents ended up putting Neo in the backyard, hoping he would run around and play like other dogs. But because Neo isn't exactly a normal dog, at all, that's not what he did.
What Is He Up To?
Most puppies like to play with balls, or lounge around, but not Neo. Neo was a master of escaping and the neighbors didn't exactly like it. Neo wasn't only an athletic dog, he was very determined, as well. He would dig under the fence to get out, or he would jump the fence altogether. Neo wasn't trying to be a nuisance. He had a reason for escaping and it wasn't long before his owner understood.
Neo Just Needed Some Friends
Every time Neo broke free of his confines he went off to visit his neighbor friends, the German Shepherds. Neo didn't necessarily like to hang out with humans, but he sure did like other pups. The dogs next door were just screaming for his attention and he couldn't resist the call. It was all well and good for Neo, but the neighbors certainly had their own opinions on the matter.
Neo Didn't Want Anything From Them
Neo's human neighbors wanted to try to help, so they brought Neo in their house every time he escaped, and brought him back when his owner returned home. Neo didn't really care to make friends with them, though. He wouldn't look at them and he didn't want any of the treats they offered. He just wanted to hide in their bathroom until it was time for him to go back home. At this point, his owner had to turn to extreme measures.
Page 1 of 3Next ›