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.