When Byron and Melissa Thanarayen of Boksburg City, South Africa, got home one day in April, they were met with a puzzling sight. They own three dogs, but two of them were damp.
Chucky, a 13-year-old Pomeranian, and Jessie, who looks like a young pit bull mix, both had wet fur — but there was no sign of a spill in the house.
“We tried to look for clues as to where he could have wet his head,” Byron told Southwest News Service, according to Fox News. “We thought maybe he dipped his head in the water, but there was no mess in the house to support this suggestion.”
With a bit of sleuthing, though, Melissa uncovered the heartbreaking truth of what had happened and realized how close she’d come to losing Chucky.