Lost Corgi Goes Viral on TwitterA 15-year-old corgi named Pepper went viral after getting lost in a storm in West Virginia. The owner of popular Twitter account We Rate Dogs just happened to find Pepper, and fate helped bring the lost pup home.
This dog may be old, but his escapades taught an elderly couple some new tricks after he escaped
They went out to dinner leaving Pepper home alone during a thunderstorm. After returning early to check up on their precious 15-year-old corgi, they found it was gone.
As Pepper wandered through Charleston, he was eventually spotted by the mother of Matt Nelson, who has almost 7 million followers on his Twitter page, We Rate Dogs, which posts amusing reviews of mutts.
After Nelson's mother saw Pepper almost get hit by a car, she scooped him up and took him home. Her son then turned to his social media followers in hopes of finding the corgi's owners.
! CORGI FOUND !
Bendview Rd., Charleston, WV
WE HAD BAD STORMS LAST NIGHT AND
IT'S CLEAR THE HE WAS OUT IN THEM FOR QUITE A WHILE.
HE'S VERY SPEEDY BUT TIRED AND WOULD LIKE HIS OWNER BACK ASAP.
When that effort failed, the Nelsons took Pepper to a vet but discovered no microchip. Unswayed from their mission, they decided to hunt for the owners the ol' fashioned way, by putting up flyers in their neighborhood.
Mrs. Nelson, for some reason, had a sneaking hunch that the corgi belonged to an old man. So when she saw a senior citizen drive past them in his car, she told her son that Pepper might belong to the driver and suggested they ask him.
"I was like, 'Mom, we can't just stereotype,'" he told CBS News. "'We don't want to ask every old person if this is their dog.'"
But somehow, following her intuition, she was SPOT-on!
Mrs. Nelson ran up to the driver and asked if the dog belonged to him-and they were blown away when he said yes.
The man was Harry Wallace, Pepper's owner. He and his wife Buffy had been frantic over the pup's escape - and even more overjoyed by his return. They were also bewildered to hear about his newfound fame.
"Apparently Pepper has gone viral, which old people like us don't understand," said Buffy.
"Our grandson came in and said look at this, Pepper has 22,000 likes and I was like what are you talking about."
WE FOUND HIS OWNER!
THE PUP'S NAME IS PEPPER AND HE'S 15 YEARS OLD!
HAPPY ENDING TO THE WAYWARD CORGI STORY
Photo by Will Jenkins
After Pepper's return, the Wallace's grandson, Will Jenkins, posted an update for the Twitter page, saying that Harry "was happier than he's ever been before!"
24 June 2018
This story shows how important it is to have your pet microchipped.