As police officers were leaving a call at a Florida home this week, they heard something that stopped them in their tracks. A faint whimpering.
As the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office recounted on its Facebook page, deputies followed that cry to a septic drain in an empty lot.
At the bottom of that drain was a sopping wet puppy, unable to climb back out.
It didn’t take them long to haul the tired, terrified dog from the drain.
After giving him a bath and trying to find his owner without luck, Officer James Gettings decided their meeting was more than a coincidence.
Fate had brought them together. And together they would stay.
Gettings named the puppy Puddle, naturally. And, in no time at all, the dog who came from the bottom of a drain found himself at the top of the household hierarchy.
Today, he rules the bed…
… lords over the shoes.
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