A Tennessee dog with a penchant for “ignoring personal space” walked two miles before settling down for a nap at a random home.
Jimmy and Julie Johnson accidentally left a back door open in their Polk County home on May 1.
Unnoticed by them, two miles away, Nala the dog had shed her collar and embarked on a nocturnal adventure.
She snuck into Jimmy and Julie’s home and trotted past their dogs before jumping into bed with the couple.
Facebook was then used to reunite the pup with its true owner.
Julie wrote: “It’s perfectly normal to wake up in our house with one of our dogs in bed. One small problem, THIS IS NOT OUR DOG and we don’t know how she got into our house either.
“At first we thought it was one of us, but they rarely lay on the pillows! In pitch black darkness I just accepted it. Wouldn’t we all? As daylight began to creep through our curtains, we realized we were cuddling someone else’s dog. This is the weirdest post I’ve ever had to make.’
The mail spread across town and eventually reached Nala’s real owner – Cris Hawkins.
Julie requested “all sorts of photos” from Nala to make sure she’d found the right person.
Cris was quick to respond with Christmas pictures and other proof of ownership before picking up the naughty Nala.
Both parties found the situation amusing rather than worrisome and even organized “puppy playdates” so their pets could get to know each other.
Chris posted on Facebook, “Our uber-friendly pooch, Nala, has set a record for ignoring personal space, adding another trick to her long list of Houdini acts.
“She slipped her collar while out for a walk yesterday, ran down the street to a neighbor’s house, somehow managed to get into their house and climbed into their bed in the middle of the night.
“The woman and her husband have three dogs of their own who all sleep in the bed with them.
“None of their dogs responded to a random dog that climbed into bed with them, and the couple didn’t even realize it wasn’t their dog that was in bed with them until the sun came up.”
Cris later clarified that he had used the term “neighbor” “loosely” and the house was two miles away.
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