After finally locating the dog’s collar under all his fur, they discovered that his name was Jackson, and he lived right down the street. Termolen and her son walked Jackson home, and while his family was embarrassed that he had somehow found his way into someone’s home, they were not at all surprised that he was out and about trying to make friends. Termolen and her son said goodbye to Jackson and headed home — and soon realized that Jackson’s visit that day had certainly not been his last.
Now, Jackson comes over to visit Tommy almost every day. The first few times, Termolen and her family walked Jackson back home, but have since realized that he totally knows the way on his own. If the family’s garage door is open, then Jackson just lets himself into the house, and no one in the family is ever surprised to see him anymore.