Last seen alive at 4 p.m.


The dog in the shadow somehow made it’s way onto I-35 in West Duluth today. I saw it when traffic stopped on the Grand Avenue onramp, where drivers waited patiently for it to merrily prance by.

I think some people wanted to get out and try to rescue the dog, but it seemed like a dangerous thing to attempt. The dog got to the bottom of the onramp safely and continued on its way. It could be anywhere by now. I’m sure whereever it is and whatever danger it’s in, it still has its tongue hanging out and its tail obliviously wagging as if so much fun has never been had.

(In case the owner is reading: If you’re still looking for Rover/Scrappy/ Whatever, I recommend the Irving area. Sorry I couldn’t get a better description or photo, my camera is slow and I had to watch traffic.)


Barrett Chase

about 14 years ago

I used to live right next to the Central Avenue off-ramp, and saw this exact scene years ago. The dog had the same attitude -- completely oblivious and joyful. I think I even wrote a comic about it.

We went looking for the dog in an attempt to rescue it, but by the time we got there, it was gone. Presumably, someone else rescued the dog, because there was no trace of it. That one got lucky.

Barrett Chase

about 14 years ago

I said "exact scene," but really I should have said "exact scene in reverse." The dog I saw was going UP the off-ramp. A bad choice.


about 14 years ago

What about that crazy guy taking pictures while driving? And wash your windshield!


about 14 years ago

This reminds me of years ago when a woman was killed on Grand Avenue trying to help a dog. She had an 8-year-old son. I still think about that.

Paul Lundgren

about 14 years ago

Traffic was at a complete standstill, so taking a picture didn't seem too hazardous. Since the dog had passed, the cars up ahead were ready to go, though. They just had to find big gaps in traffic since they were at a dead stop instead of being able to merge at 40-55 m.p.h. Getting out of the car to chase down a dog that probably wouldn't come over and jump into the car easily seemed ill-advised, however.

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