Monday, April 19, 2010

Retriever At Heart

Meet 9-month-old dappled 'Forest,' and and his human Gus Ruetenik, who hail from Zoar, Ohio, population 193.  They operate a tree farm together, and Forest has a knack of bringing all kinds of things he finds on the farm and setting them on the porch.  Most recently, he found a 10-carat silver ring with a light purple stone, which you can claim if it's yours!  Excerpt from the Times Reporter:

“I have no idea where the puppy found it or when it was dropped,” Ruetenik said. “Someone could have been cutting a Christmas tree and it fell off. Forest brings all kinds of stuff to me – gloves, hats, scarves, twigs, sticks and socks – and promptly lays them on the porch.”

Ruetenik has accumulated an entire drawer full of keys and no one has claimed them. He said 5th-graders from St. Paul’s Catholic School at North Canton visit the tree farm in November and help cut down trees to send to the military personnel overseas. He also has a pile of items, including jackets and sweatshirts, that children forgot to take home.
Forest understands his daily scouring is rewarding. With every item he finds and places on the porch, a treat awaits.

Thanks so much to our Los Angeles pal 'Pee Wee' for sending in this hugely entertaining story.  Read all about Forest at the Times Reporter.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is said that dog's are happiest when they have a "job". Forest must be one happy dog especially when he gets a "treat as pay" after each well done job. Too cute!!

Anonymous said...

Forest is a gorgeous little guy! I wish him a long and happy life, filled with lots of things to find.

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