My older sister lost her last dog, a Silky Terrier, to snake bite a few years back. She and her husband were heart broken and vowed never to own another dog.
Yesterday my sister came home after visiting her daughter and there was a young dog tied up in her carport. I haven't seen it yet but she says it looks like a Silky x Fox Terrier type. Someone had filled a plastic container with fresh water and there was a full bag of premium puppy food beside the door.
My sister has asked around and no one knows where the pup came from. Sister says it is house trained, fantastic with her cat and very well behaved. Strangest of all she has a young foster child who is terrified of dogs. When the child got out of the car she went straight to the dog and patted him. "This is my puppy," she said. The dog has been following her around ever since.
Very strange. Thought it was worth sharing.