What a day! For those who don't know, the people I share my house with have a small white fluffball puppy who used to escape semi-regularly before she was desexed. We've also upgraded the fences and gates in the back yard so there's no way dogs can get in or out. Well I woke up this morning to find she's cloned herself, or maybe I'm seeing double? Nope definitely 2 dogs and from the way he relieves himself, it appears one of them is male. How did I end up with an extra dog in the back yard? From that I can tell, someone has seen a dog that looks like hours roaming the street. Thinking it was our dog, they've picked it up, opened the gate, and placed the dog into the yard thinking they were doing me a favour. The dog has no collar so I don't have a name or any contact details. He seems very friendly so I figure there's someone out there who's sad about losing a pet. So I took it to the vet to see if he had a microchip. No Microchip! The vet instructs me to take it the the dog pound because owners of missing dogs will usually look for them there. So I drove there, only to find they're not open when this working musician is awake. On the way home from the pound the dog started getting a bit excited as we drove past a certain area, as though he recognised his surroundings. I drove around the block to see if he'd react that way a second time and sure enough, he got excited at the same spot. So I pulled over and started knocking on doors to ask if anyone nearby owned a dog. I turned out to be a dead end. All the dogs on that street were present and accounted for. A third sweep of the area got no reaction from the dog. I figure that he may have thought he recognied the area, but as we walked around he realised he wasn't where he thought he was. So I'm stuck with an extra dog for a while. I may have to forgo sleep and get him to the pound tomorrow morning. In the meantime, what should I call him? I'm trying to think of a name that has a reference to a well know case of mistaken identity? Anyone?