Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Man Is About To Return Dog To Shelter When He Spots A Note.

Things Weren't Going So Well

Things Weren't Going So Well

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After a few days had gone by, Anthony didn't think that he and Reggie were hitting it off. No matter where he went, Reggie would carry two tennis balls around in his mouth. But if Anthony tried to play with him, Reggie would just lose interest. The shelter told Anthony that Reggie knew some basic commands, such as "sit," "stay," and "come." But Reggie only seemed to obey if he felt like doing it. He also enjoyed chewing up cardboard boxes and shoes. Soon, Anthony wasn't so sure that he had made the right decision.

An Approaching Deadline

An Approaching Deadline

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Anthony began to feel that things weren't going to work out with his new pup. The shelter had told Anthony to give Reggie some time to adjust, which they said typically took two weeks. The deadline was quickly approaching and Anthony wasn't seeing any sort of progress. Anthony began to think that maybe he wasn't adjusted to his new life either, and perhaps they were more alike than he thought. Anthony prepared himself to make the phone call to the shelter.

No Other Option

No Other Option

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Anthony let the two weeks pass, but he decided that there was no other option than to bring Reggie back to the shelter. He began to search for the phone, but it was nowhere to be found among all of the boxes. Anthony began to feel grumpy and he thought "darn dog probably hid it from me." Finally, Anthony remembered that he had placed it in the guest room with a bunch of boxes. As he went into the guest room, he found something unexpected.

Long Lost Letter

Long Lost Letter

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Anthony finally found his cellphone, but he found Reggie's belongings from the shelter, as well. He had completely forgotten about them because he had purchased Reggie a bunch of new stuff. When Reggie noticed his dog pad, Anthony saw a rare moment of enthusiasm in the dog. That was when Anthony found the letter from Reggie's previous owners. Anthony opened the letter and began to read it. He couldn't believe what the letter contained.

A Story About Reggie

A Story About Reggie

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Inside of the letter was a bit of advice that would help Anthony understand Reggie, like the treats he loved and the commands he knew. But the letter also contained a secret that completely threw Anthony for a curve. "His name’s not Reggie," the letter said. The owner had given the shelter a different name for reasons he couldn't exactly explain. "His real name is Tank. Because that’s what I drive." That's when Anthony realized that Anthony's owner was in the military.

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