easy child and I drove past the neighbor's house down the alley again. Noticed that their pup was once again loose from her stake out. Saw a pup that we believed to be her. easy child wanted me to stop and pick her up but I told her why take her back to neighbors when they keep letting her get off and actually neglect her with no real shelter ect anyway. So we continued going to yard sales. But then my conscience got to me because I had visions of this sweet pup getting hit by a car or worse...............And then I felt mighty guilty for not picking her up. So while we were driving around I sort of kept an eye out for her. This evening we were coming back from downtown and we spotted her about a half block from home (which means about the same distance from her home) So easy child asked again if I wanted to stop and get her. Neighbors treatment of pup had me saying by darn if they couldn't care for her properly I was sorely tempted to bring her home with me. Well, we stop. I make all goo goo over her, she is of course sweet as all heck. (about 6 months old or so) I put her into the SUV. She has NO problem with it at all. Sits quietly and happily. I tell easy child that I can't rightly take someone else's dog. So we stop at neighbors. They're all outside. Neighbors say she's not theirs.......looks just like theirs (a clone perhaps?) but different collar. Neighbor says she's been wandering around for a couple of days. Seems some neighbors down the street moved and left her behind. Now I'm not so sure I believe neighbor because she was all fired up to take the pup and hook her up in the back yard until her husband started griping about it. So I told her if it wasn't her dog I'd just take her home with me. I'm insane. I don't have a dog crate because it went with Betsy. I have no where to put the pup tonight to prevent accidents and I have no idea if she's house trained. Although she's perfectly calm and happy to be in the house. So far she's acting as if she's always been here. Molly is gated into the living room because I want to introduce them slowly. Pup is a pup but big enough to do damage should she become aggressive. Then there is Rowdy outside whom I'm not so sure is going to accept an older pup into his pack. He does fine with puppies......older pups and dogs not really. I have done a few postings online so my rescue friends will see it..........plus if someone has lost her they'll know she's been found. I'm not so sure I buy neighbor's story. I'm still thinking this is the same pup I keep taking back to their house because she acts as if she knows me. She appears to be a german shepard mix like molly. Is almost as tall as molly is. I'm actually hoping someone will foster her or give her a forever home. While at some point in the future I was going to start searching for a new dog to serve as house watch dog........I wasn't planning it anytime soon. Besides, I was thinking tiny pup, not one already half grown. Like I said, I'm insane. Or a svcker. Or both.