As our neighbor was about to leave for his short Christmas holiday with his family, a visitor came to stay for a bit. About 50 pounds of wet black hair planted himself on our neighbor’s front porch. My neighbor called me to ask if I knew the owner of the friendly mature black lab. Not knowing the owner, I called Marty Schuman, president of Cape Henry Shores Civic Association to ask for help. He gave me the name and telephone of the Neighborhood Watch coordinator, Ms. Regina Wallace. She quickly put the word out over the internet and text alert system. Within 45 minutes, we had some nice people picking up a very happy dog who would have otherwise gone to animal control. Amazing! One HAPPY family and one very lucky dog who had apparently chased a duck and ventured across Long Creek from Bay Island. With the timely return of their dog, and his reunion with their sweet young daughter, Christmas was once again made special. I am sorry, but I didn’t get her name. I wonder if it is “Virginia”?