Yesterday afternoon I rode past a local convenience store on the way to take my DIL to pick up her vehicle that was being worked on and was ready. I looked in the parking lot and saw the cutest dog that looked like it might be a chi/terrier mix of some kind, but I'm terrible with breeds. He was Lulu's coloring, stocky body and had a collar and a bandana around his neck. He was walking around the gas pumps, but I thought maybe his owner was inside or getting gas and he was just waiting patiently--remember I'm just thinking all this as I'm riding by on the road. About 1 1/2 hours later I went up to that convenience store to get some ice cream I had spotted the other day and the owner told me it was going on sale yesterday (bad, bad, bad!), and that dog was still there. I was just drawn to him--I think it was his blue bandana. He kept walking up to every new person that drove up or came out of the store-- not all the way up to them but close enough like, "are you my owner? No, your not my owner--keep looking." He was panting, and he walked over to a little patch of grass with bushes by the road with shade and sat in the shade. My heart broke. I went home and got a big plastic bowl with a lid and filled it with water and went back up there. I put the water down beside him on the strip of grass in the shade, and I went and asked the store owner about him. The owner said he had been there for several hours, and that someone had picked him up one time, but he came back. I told the owner I didn't live far away and asked if I could leave the water and come back after a while and get the bowl. I would think about what to do. I don't have a yard conducive to bring him home. Lulu would have a stoke if I brought him in (ya'll know she's unsociable--my fault entirely, but she's 5 yrs old and I only found this site last year and learned what I now know). Also, he is obviously a pet. What if someone came back to where they lost him, and he wasn't there because I moved him. I started to post a thread on here what do I do? Anyway, after about an hour my husband and I went back with kibble for him, and for my husband to help me figure out what to do, but he was gone. I asked the store owner, and he said someone came in a truck and picked him up. I really hope whoever picked him up was the owner and he is truly safely home. I really hate these kind of situations. I want to live in a world where all dogs and cats have safe, loving homes and owners don't lose their pets and pets don't have to walk up to strangers in convenience store parking lots with pitiful looks on their faces saying, "Are you my owner? No." But that's not reality. I really want to be better equipped to handle this type of situation should it happen again. But I'm not sure what to do differently. I just wanted to share this with other people who care. Sorry for the long post.