Jillian was taking out the trash late Friday night when she spotted someone hiding in the darkness.
Two glowing eyes shone back at her, and she could just make out the outline of a dog crouched in the front yard. She knew that approaching the stray too quickly could scare the timid animal off for good, so she was careful with her movements.
“She ran away when she heard me coming,” Jillian, who asked not to include her last name, told The Dodo, “but when I talked to her, she stopped and listened.”
The next day, the dog returned, still cautiously keeping her distance. When Jillian turned her attention to the pup once more, the dog ran — but not quite as far away.