It was a simple sign someone printed at home that read "LOST DOG" and had a picture of an adorable mixed breed looking loving into the camera lens. I skimmed the sign quickly and was about to pull away when what I read finally sunk into my heat-stroked brain.
The poor run away puppy's name is "Van Gogh". Why did this particular name make me do a double take, stop the car and get out in the unbearable midwestern heat & humidity and send me into fits of laughter? Because the pup is missing his right ear!
So if you are in the Westport area and you see a cute one-eared dog, now you know Van Gogh.