I know because that's what I did for two weeks before I decided to capture this pooch. I've since heard she'd been on the lam for over a month. How on earth did she survive?
She's named Rushe (roosh) and she and her new owner are inseparable. As for me? I've never even touched her. When I enter the room, Rushe barks and backs away as though I've threatened to take her back to where I found her. I think she knows I didn't help her sooner because I'd hoped someone else would do it.
Yesterday, Rushe went into her usual barking and backing routine when I visited her owner. I told the owner Rushe is a plucky girl and wondered how such a tiny dog survived on her own for such a long time. I went on to say how sad I felt that someone had dumped her, and sadder yet that I'd let her stay dumped for so long. As I spoke Rushe went silent then she slowly approached until she was at my feet.
I stopped talking and stooped, holding out my hand. Rushe looked me right in the eye then climbed into my lap and licked my chin. I truly believe she was telling me it's okay.