It’s a while since I wrote about Lost possessionsand the reassuring tradition of considerate behaviour towards complete strangers who may have lost things in public places.
Now here’s a rare example of community communication where someone apparently announces the end of a search – a dog re-united with its owner.
I counted at least six of these identical notices – each of which had been laminated and stapled - in the vicinity where I took this picture. I can’t help thinking that if so much trouble was taken at the conclusion of the episode, then a fair amount of community energy must probably have been mobilised in the initial search. But strangely there’s no reference to any efforts that others might have put in.