These people lost their dog and when it returned later in the day it was wearing a ribbon it won at a dog show
· Jul 18, 2022 ·

Last weekend a funny thing happened when West Sussex residents Peter and Paula Closier lost track of their five-year-old beagle mix Bonnie. The Brits searched up and down the neighborhood for her, but Bonnie was nowhere to be found.

Just so happens, John Wilmer, who had been driving his two pups to a dog show at the time, ran across Bonnie as she roamed the streets of Sussex. John thought Bonnie a nice pup, so he picked her up, drove her to the dog show, and entered her into the competition for Best Rescue Dog.

He also posted a photo of her on Facebook in an effort to reach her owners.

Running late for the show, Wilmer picked up the lost dog and brought her to the event with his canines. The Good Samaritan also posted a photo of Bonnie on Facebook to announce that he had found the dog. Paula [the owner] saw Wilmer's Facebook post asking the pet's owner to get in touch and reached out.

After Wilmer and the Closiers connected and arranged a post-show reunion with Bonnie, Wilmer decided to enter Bonnie into the dog show he was attending.

And just how did that dog show go?

Yup, Bonnie finished third in the Rescue Dog category, earning herself a yellow ribbon—something she'd never have dreamed of before getting herself lost and meeting Mr. John Wilmer.

So props to John for not only helping a doggie (and owner) out, but for showing Bonnie that she's a real winner!

I think the Closiers need to enter Bonnie into a few more shows. How about you?

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