I Can’t Make This Stuff Up

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After dinner, I decided to go on a walk with James.  We were strolling down the street when I spotted this beautiful boy roaming around… no owner in sight.


Collar but no tags.  Clearly someone’s pet.  Guess the Universe wanted me to experience having a third dog tonight because it looks like he’ll be sleeping at our place.


He’s currently destroying a toy. 


We put our number on the door of someone that a neighbor THOUGHT might be the owner and I’ll do the Craiglist / shelter thing in the morning.


Alright – dinner:


Wheatberries, parsnips, asparagus, potatoes, and two eggs.  Plus a slice of rye!



Dessert was two bowls of Puffins.  I’m addicted.


The dog is chewing something… I better go see what it is.



  • Meredith January 23, 2011, 9:34 pm

    Awww what a cutie!

  • caitie January 23, 2011, 9:36 pm

    ahhh that dog is so cute!! glad you could give her/him a home for the night!! keep us posted on if you find the owners!!

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous January 23, 2011, 9:37 pm

    You are so healthy!!! Love it. And yes, Puffins ARE addicting…which is why I no longer buy them…no self-control.

  • caitie January 23, 2011, 9:37 pm

    *clearly it was a HIM. wasnt paying attention!

  • Angie January 23, 2011, 9:41 pm

    I love puffins!

  • andrea January 23, 2011, 9:41 pm

    hopefully shell be chipped and finding the owners will be easy!

  • Meredith January 23, 2011, 9:42 pm

    Ahhh it’s a weimaraner!! He’s a German hunting dog, they used to be in the VW commercials a few years back, they like to sit in the driver’s seat. We had two, a male and a female. Awesome, awesome dogs but yes, they do like to chew things. Especially shoes/boots, or maybe that was just my dogs 😉

    Have fun with a full house!

  • JenATX January 23, 2011, 9:42 pm

    he is pretty! i hope his parents find him.. i bet they’re worried sick

  • Julie January 23, 2011, 9:43 pm

    Oh goodness! I hope he is reunited with his owners!

    At least you’ll be able to see how the other dogs would take to another one walking/chewing about the house!

  • Evan Thomas January 23, 2011, 9:43 pm

    You are epic for taking in a stray like that. I know I’d be afraid of him tearing up the house.
    I hope it was the right house! I’m sure his owners must be worried sick. How funny would it be if they’re a reader of yours?

  • Kate @ Spoonful of Vigor January 23, 2011, 9:44 pm

    Oh my goodness! He’s super cute 🙂 Glad he found his way to someone who can keep him safe & warm tonight.

  • Lisa January 23, 2011, 9:45 pm

    He’s a cutie! Maybe you’ll adopt him. 😉

  • VeggieGirl January 23, 2011, 9:46 pm

    You’re like Dr. Dolittle! 😀

  • courtney @ the granola chronicles January 23, 2011, 9:46 pm

    What a coincidence! He is absolutely adorable!

  • Kelly January 23, 2011, 9:49 pm

    What if no one ever claims him? He’s so cute and Weimaraners have to run so he would be the perfect running buddy! 🙂

  • Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews January 23, 2011, 9:50 pm

    He is adorable! Good luck finding his owner.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) January 23, 2011, 9:50 pm

    That is insane – the universe is telling you something! And so nice of you two to watch over him tonight 🙂

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) January 23, 2011, 9:51 pm

    Awww too cute! A few weeks ago a dog was following me home while I was running. He was so adorable! I’m so glad that he was microchiped and we were able to get him back to his family! 😀

  • Lee January 23, 2011, 9:53 pm

    That is so crazy that a dog just appeared at your house when you were just talking about seeing how a third one does. So what do Maggie and James think of the visitor?

    • Caitlin January 24, 2011, 8:48 am

      Maggie liked him! James wanted to eat him. LOL

  • Brie @ Brie Fit January 23, 2011, 9:59 pm

    What a pretty boy!

    My husband’s family lives in the country and this is pretty much how they get all their dogs. They just kind of wander up like, “hey, I live here,” and stick around.

  • Erica January 23, 2011, 9:59 pm

    Ahh, beautiful Weimaraner! Nice of you to let him stay.

  • Meg January 23, 2011, 10:01 pm

    Awww what a cutie! I’m so glad you found him and are able to give him a nice temporary home and hopefully he’ll be claimed soon 🙂

  • Jenna @Eating Green, Staying Lean January 23, 2011, 10:02 pm

    Go figure, right? Looks like a sweet dog!

  • Gwen January 23, 2011, 10:03 pm

    omg thats so funny. hope it goes well! i’m pro-third dog!

  • Maren January 23, 2011, 10:03 pm

    That has to be a weimaraner!!! I was going to comment on your last post about how badly I want one. They are such great running dogs! What a coincidence that you found him! 🙂

  • Sarah (Sarah Learns) January 23, 2011, 10:04 pm

    that dog is BEAUTIFUL! i hope you can find his owners!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now January 23, 2011, 10:07 pm

    Too funny how life works. That dog is really beautiful. Will you keep him if no owner shows up/can be found?

  • Amy January 23, 2011, 10:08 pm

    What a sweetheart! You are a lifesaver to that dog’s owner – I would be a wreck if my kitties got out.

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 23, 2011, 10:10 pm

    It’s a sign!!

  • Jordy January 23, 2011, 10:11 pm

    I have a Weimaraner…sweet dogs they are! I hope he doesn’t chew too much. That is something my Gunner likes to do. Well, he really just *gnaws* things. And SMELLS everything within his reach. 🙂

  • 'Dee January 23, 2011, 10:13 pm

    Aww, Weimaraner!! Handsome boy. Good luck finding his owners.

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) January 23, 2011, 10:14 pm

    What a blessing that YOU found the dog. Who knows where he could be if you hadn’t gone on a walk with James.

  • Laurie January 23, 2011, 10:14 pm

    Wayne R. is absolutely adorable. Did you mention what kind he is?

  • Ashley January 23, 2011, 10:16 pm

    Hes adorable.I hope he finds his owners I’m sure they miss him

  • Hilary January 23, 2011, 10:22 pm

    Ah what a cutie! I want a wiemaraner when I move out in a few years!

  • Amanda January 23, 2011, 10:23 pm

    Wow, this is a little too crazy for me! I am a firm believer in everything happens for a reason, and I think this little guy is trying to tell you something. Good luck with your house guest for the night! It’s a great chance to see how the other dogs react.

  • Kristin January 23, 2011, 10:24 pm

    The universe is telling you something! Your dinner also looks super delish- love the two eggs on top w/ runny yoke. That looks amazing!

  • Jenn January 23, 2011, 10:25 pm

    What a cute dog!! I hope you are able to find his owners soon. 🙂

  • lindsay January 23, 2011, 10:29 pm

    Oh my gosh!! Its fate! Great way to test the 3 dog dynamic…and that dog is gorgeous. Thank goodness you came upon him – it would have been horrible for him to be lost & outside all night in the cold. Hope he is reunited with his owners tomorrow and you don’t grow too attached 🙂

  • Sana January 23, 2011, 10:31 pm

    Too crazy! Enjoy being a 3 dog family for the night!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 23, 2011, 10:38 pm

    That’s so nice of you to take him in! Hopefully you can find his owner easily.

  • Rachel @ EatMoreMeatLess January 23, 2011, 10:41 pm

    So nice of you to take him in!! Make sure and put signs up in the neighborhood!

  • sabrina January 23, 2011, 10:43 pm

    Although we have a golden, we also have a weimaraner mix. Not only are Weims beautiful, they are the perfect dogs to run with! Advice – keep an eye on shoes, stuffed animals, etc., because they can have anxiety issues (anxious chewing.) Hopefully you’ll find his family, or he’ll become a member of yours!

    • Caitlin January 24, 2011, 8:49 am

      yea, he loved to chew!!

  • Anne @thefitbridesmaid January 23, 2011, 10:53 pm

    You are awesome! Our dog (the escape artist that she is) ran out of the front door this evening. I was FREAKING out as she was running away. We got her back, with the help of a bystander. It’s people like that and like you that make me hopeful that if she did escape, she’d be okay (provided she didn’t get hit by a car).

  • Gretchen (Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen!) January 23, 2011, 10:54 pm

    Hahaha, now that’s what I call fate! I hope he gets reunited with his (hopefully loving, caring, adoring, etc) family soon! I can only imagine the anxiety I’d go through if one of my pups got away! You and the Hubs are such great people, taking in the “little” guy for the night. 🙂

  • Brittany January 23, 2011, 10:57 pm

    What a pretty dog! And by the way, I’m totally addicted to Puffins too! 🙂

  • Charlie January 23, 2011, 10:59 pm

    He is so cuuute :). I thought I was scared of big dogs but I went at my father’s this Christmas and he has a Goldendoodle (these things are BIG). I fell in love with him.
    Now I want one :). lol

  • SaraRM January 23, 2011, 11:00 pm

    Thats hillarious! Maybe it is a sign…

  • Joanna @ Drizzle of Sunshine January 23, 2011, 11:22 pm

    What a gorgeous dog! Hope you find the owner…or become his owner! hehe That’s so crazy!

  • Raya January 23, 2011, 11:23 pm

    AH! He is so cute!! Love the puppy pictures too. I think a third dog is cool but then again I’m a sucker for a cute furry face!

  • Leila @ Spinach and Skittles January 23, 2011, 11:26 pm

    I LOVE weimaraners! If you can’t find the owner you may want to consider keeping him, they are supposed to be very loyal dogs with an even temperament.

  • Sarah January 23, 2011, 11:31 pm

    Have you “named” him yet? We, too, seem to find a number of strays and while trying to find their owners, we always seem to settle on a name. It’s never been the right one!

    Hope you find his owner soon!

  • Taryn January 23, 2011, 11:36 pm

    I have been seeing wheatberries quite a lot in your recent posts, and I’m curious as to what the heck they are! As well as where you can find/buy them, and secondly how to prepare them. They look so good!!

    • Caitlin January 24, 2011, 8:54 am

      Posting about this this morning!

  • Mama Pea January 23, 2011, 11:54 pm

    I can’t believe it! I had to interrupt our family UNO game to tell this story to them 🙂

    • Caitlin January 24, 2011, 8:54 am

      Hahah loves.

  • Stephanie@Thorns Have Roses January 23, 2011, 11:56 pm

    Aww! I hope you find his owner!!! 🙂 🙂

  • Camille January 24, 2011, 12:04 am

    Oh my gosh! It’s a crazy, fortuitous world, isn’t it!?
    Hope all goes well!

  • Lili* January 24, 2011, 12:41 am

    Haha unbelievable you got a big dog in the house! What a beautiful dog!! And he even posed to the photo!
    So nice of you to keep the dog overnight. I hope the owners also post ‘ lost dog’ notes on the street so you can get their contact info.
    I have a friend whose dog ran away many times, and thanks to good ppl, they contacted the local shelter. That’s how my friend found his dog.
    I have 2 dogs myself as well. 🙂

    Where in the house are you letting him sleep? You might not want to leave him in the same room where your dogs stay, overnight , just for safety purposes 😉

    Enjoy the 3 furry kids tonight and Can’t wait to hear more about it tomorrow! 🙂

    • Lili* January 24, 2011, 12:47 am

      Oh and he might have a chip too!

  • Kathleen January 24, 2011, 12:55 am

    Now that is just too crazy… My husband and I dog sit for our friend’s Weimaraner and she is an angel with our mini schnauzer. I’m sure the owners will be so appreciative. I hope you guys connect tomorrow…I’m sure they are worried sick. Hope the night goes smoothly and that any doubts about a third pup are answered. Sweet dreams!

  • Amber K January 24, 2011, 12:59 am

    What a beautiful dog! Definitely cool that you get a chance to see what it’s like with three dogs!

  • Marina January 24, 2011, 1:01 am

    He’s so beautiful!
    I hope you find the owners!

  • Toronto Girl West January 24, 2011, 1:13 am

    Awwww . . . you found yourself a Weim! 🙂

    To be honest, this blog post really touched me because my brother-in-law has currently lost his doggy. Little Stevie, was the first dog I ever loved. And I can’t help hoping that if someone finds him they’ll treat him just as well as you’re treating this little guy.

    • Caitlin January 24, 2011, 8:48 am

      so sad 🙁 I’m sorry about the lost pup.

  • carlee January 24, 2011, 1:29 am

    Aww! Poor puupppy that is so sweet ya’ll are takin him in!

    Can you taste the white chocolate chips in your cereal? I feel like the cold milk would drowned it out. I LOVE it in my oatmeal but I’d like to know if you can actually taste them in your cereal?

    • Caitlin January 24, 2011, 8:48 am

      Yes and it was yummy!

  • Gill (snaxandthecity) January 24, 2011, 3:51 am

    oh, good on you for bringing home the stray. i hope you find his owner soon!

  • Meesh January 24, 2011, 5:53 am

    Awe he’s so cute! Seriously, good on you for bringing him in for the night! Hope he doesn’t destroy the house!

  • Gina January 24, 2011, 6:08 am

    I must say, when I saw your title “I Can’t Make This Stuff Up,” and the picture of the dog, I started cracking up! Haha. I love Weimaraners, we have one that comes to our office daily. Hopefully the owner will come forward!

  • Lauren January 24, 2011, 6:41 am

    How does this always happen to you? LoL, I think you are just one of those people on this earth that attracts good things. You are always going so much good for this world! We need more Caitlins! 🙂

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 24, 2011, 7:18 am

    Oh my gosh – he is so stinking cute!!! Is he a Weimaraner? I have always wanted one!

  • Kimberly @ Healthy Strides January 24, 2011, 7:18 am

    I will be so jealous if the doggie gods sent you a weimeraner – they are fabulous dogs and even more fabulous runners!

  • ashley@quasichick January 24, 2011, 7:19 am

    He is beautiful! We found our dog much the same way and after some time when no one claimed him he became ours 🙂

  • Nadine January 24, 2011, 7:22 am

    He’s GORGEOUS Caitlin! Go run with him, see if he’s a keeper!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 24, 2011, 7:56 am

    Aww, what a cutie! If you can’t find his owner, do you think you’ll keep him?

  • Baking 'n' Books January 24, 2011, 8:12 am

    I hope you find his owner – love his chocolate color.

    Puffins are so addicting! I have the cinnamon kind here and eat them out of the box 🙂

    Thank you for answering my question yesterday. Yes, those “things” like writing/blogging, etc. are what I enjoy too – I think my guilt/worry come from the fact that I want to do them more often but since I don’t make money from them – it makes me feel I need to do something that is. In order to get out of debt – and find a way out of my current career.

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) January 24, 2011, 8:13 am

    I hope you find his owner and he doesn’t destroy anything 🙂

  • Erica January 24, 2011, 8:21 am

    I hate leaving a dog wandering around! Unless I 100% have to be somewhere…I usually stop and try to figure out where they belong and have definitely brought a dog home before. That puppers is a cutie!

  • Sara P January 24, 2011, 8:26 am

    Awww…he looks like such a sweetie! I have a weimer and I actually took him running with me this morning! They are the sweetest, most gentle dogs ever! I hope he is reunited with his family soon! I hate seeing doggies get lost!

  • lauren January 24, 2011, 9:03 am

    Perhaps he has a chip – I love weims! (also excellent running partners!) 🙂

  • Paula January 24, 2011, 9:10 am

    I’m so glad it was YOU who found him. Be sure to check for a microchip since he’s not got tags on. We’ve taken a few lost pups in overnight and luckily reunited them with their owners, although one stayed a couple of nights, until we spotted the “lost dog” ad in the paper after a while. Good luck and thanks for taking him in! 🙂

  • Erica January 24, 2011, 9:15 am

    You and your hubby are such sweet people to take this dog in . I hope you can find his / her owner soon!

  • Bess @ Bess Be Fit January 24, 2011, 9:38 am

    It was very nice of you to give the doggy a home for the night! And I have had wheatberries once and LOVED them…I need to get some to have in the house. I am going to online investigate now! Thanks for the reminder 🙂

  • Kathie @ Frugal, Fit and Fabulous January 24, 2011, 9:38 am

    i really, really, really want your rug!!! HA!

  • Kara January 24, 2011, 9:40 am

    What a cutie! I’m glad to hear that his owner picked him up. I found a dog like that once and had her for 2 weeks. She was sooooo happy to see her owner, it was so touching!

  • Allie @ Healthy Balance, Healthy Life January 24, 2011, 9:51 am

    He’s a cutie! Your dinner makes me wish I liked eggs. I wish I liked eggs ANYWAY but that dinner looks awesome and eggs add the protein. Hmmm, do you know any ways (other than baked in a fritatta) to make eggs less runny? I don’t like their texture usually.

    • twiseman January 24, 2011, 10:06 am

      i hate eggs, but i make scramble egg “pancakes” mix in a bowl or glass then cook on a skillet till both sides are golden brown and tada not runny at all, i love eating them this way on toast with a slice of black forest ham.

  • twiseman January 24, 2011, 10:03 am

    awe hes so cute, i recently lost my little furry friend (a cat named Puddy) we think someone took her in and decided to keep her (because someone took down all my posters of her), in Newfoundland, Canada you have to give the owner 10 days to retrieve the animal before you can officially keep them, but only if you report it to a local animal shelter that you have her and will foster till the owner claims her, if not its considered stolen. 🙁 i hope you find the owner. if not dogs are great to run with, i fostered a beagle a few months back and took him for a run (about 2 miles) everyday, he loved it takes alot too keep up if they’re not trained cause the faster you run they’ll run even faster till your flying.

  • Sara (Miles & Manhattan) January 24, 2011, 10:08 am

    OMG I have a weimaraner! They are the best!!!! :)I hope you find his owner, but I recommend the breed if you want a fun crazy dog!

  • Vicky @ eat live spin January 24, 2011, 10:50 am

    I have a Weimeraner! Watch out! They are known to destroy things!!!!

  • Dynamics January 24, 2011, 11:09 am

    Caitlin, take him to a vet and see if he has a chip. His tag probably fell off when he was escaping. Do you have dog parks? If you do post there. That is how we found our dog. Just curious why you do not run with James?

    • Caitlin January 24, 2011, 11:11 am

      He’s too little and/or out of shape. He can walk 3 miles but he can’t run them.

  • Melissa @ Be Not Simply Good January 24, 2011, 11:09 am

    Aw, he really is a beautiful dog. I hope you can find his owner. So sad to lose a dog.

  • Kristen January 24, 2011, 11:33 am

    I’m OBSESSED with the Peanut Butter Puffins! I had several bowls for dinner last night…

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 24, 2011, 11:50 am

    James is such a cutie!

  • Shannon @ A Pinch of Ginger January 24, 2011, 11:55 am

    I love weimaraners! I have one myself and they are great dogs. Just sayin’ if the 3rd pup idea strikes again 😉 And Runners World has named them one of the best dogs to run with!

  • Ashley January 24, 2011, 12:42 pm

    looks like such a sweetheart!

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011, 12:47 pm

    WOw that is crazy!!! The universe is telling you to get another dog 🙂

    And me too…lol

  • JavaChick January 24, 2011, 3:12 pm

    What a pretty dog!

  • Allison @ Happy Tales January 24, 2011, 4:05 pm

    Now THAT is one beautiful dog…

    I’ve actually come across a lost dog, too, while out on a run (in the Dilworth area, seems to happen alot!) It had a collar but no tags. I ended up choosing a random house to see if they knew where it belonged, and I ended up choosing the right house and the owner was SO relieved she nearly cried!

  • Rebecca January 25, 2011, 2:46 pm

    This doggie is so cute. Any luck finding it’s owner? I’ve thought about this little guy so much the past couple of days and have been checking back to see if his owners made contact with you. Could you please post an update? If any of my pups went missing, I wouldn’t be able to bear it! By the way, I have three pups and it is definitely crowded – but I wouldn’t have it any other way!! 🙂

    • Caitlin January 25, 2011, 2:48 pm

      Hi Rebecca! You are so sweet 🙂 I posted an update the next day – we found the owner that night!!

      • Rebecca January 25, 2011, 3:06 pm

        Oh Caitlin – that’s great news…I must’ve missed the update. I’m so glad this doggie was back home so quickly. As I went to bed that night and tucked my fur babies into their beds, I thought of how lucky that doggie was for running into you and that he had a warm place to bunk down for the night and then I thought of how worried I’d be if any of my sweet pups were missing. You are just the sweetest person for taking in that temporary stray!

      • Rebecca January 25, 2011, 4:34 pm

        That’s great Caitlin! Have a great day!

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