I passed this already weathered poster on my way to work this morning, and the lost, big-eyed expression on Frida’s face made me want to ditch work and go looking for her then and there. I didn’t, of course, but I did keep an eye out for her on my walks to and from the office. The picture made it easy to imagine the little dog shivering, rain-soaked, and unable to find her way home. Unfortunately, Frida was nowhere to be found.
There are few things sadder and more heart-tugging than a “lost dog” poster on a telephone pole. All dog owners can identify with the person who turned around and found that her dog darted away, or was mysteriously gone from the backyard. We can envision the frantic, fruitless search, the drive through nearby streets looking for the lost pup, and then finally the desperation that causes the little Xeroxed signs to be stapled to telephone poles and bulletin boards in hopes that someone might have seen the beloved family pet.
Keep an eye out for Frida, will you?