Woman Discovers She Has Past Connection To Dog Who Shows Up In Her Yard

Kate Howard was having a rough day until she a dog wandered by her yard and “plopped down” on her grass. Kate was “enjoying the sunshine and the rest of my day off after returning from the memorial service of a friend who died far too soon” when the dog and her owner stopped at her home. Kate, the managing editor at the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, had just moved into the home a few months ago. She observed there was something curious about the dog. She shared what turned out to be a very heartwarming story on Twitter.

Kate noted the dog was “charming”, albeit stubborn as the friendly dog didn’t want to move, even when her owner called for her. That’s when Kate heard the woman call the dog “Winnie.”

“Winnie?” Kate thought. She instantly recalled the puppy she fostered a year ago who was also named Winnie. She cared for the puppy and after Winnie was spayed and then put up for adoption, Kate continued to wonder about the pup. “I cried for three days after she was spayed and went up for adoption, worrying about whether she had found a good home,” she explained on Twitter.

Kate asked the woman whether the dog had the name Winnie when she adopted her and the woman responded “yes”. She also told Kate she had adopted the dog last November. “By then, I was practically leaping off the porch screaming. I FOSTERED THIS DOGGGGGG,” tweeted Kate.

Kate filled Winnie’s adoptive mom in on all that had transpired when she fostered the dog and she learned that the woman had recently lost a dog. She had made it a point to line up to adopt Winnie as soon as she had seen a picture on the shelter’s website.

But to make the story even more heartwarming – it turns out Winnie only lives a block away!

Winnie appeared in Kate’s yard on a particularly emotional day for her- she had just come back from a dear friend’s memorial. Her friend was a “tremendous lover of dogs.”

Winnie’s visit turned out to be “beyond comforting” for Kate. She concluded her twitter thread by writing “I hope she warms your heart too!”

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