This blog has a much greater readership outside Troy than in Troy, but I promised my son I'd get the word out:
Our dog Harry went missing on Tuesday. We had just given him a bath -- he's had a mange problem since we got him from the animal rescue a few years ago, and he needs a special shampoo -- and so, after the bath, he wasn't wearing his collar. Therefore, the missing dog is mangy and without a collar; he'll look just like a stray without an owner.
He hasn't been brought into the local vets, nor has the city found him, so we're relying on the kindness of strangers. If you've seen him, beyond my gratitude, we're offering a reward.
I don't have any good digital photos of Harry -- most of them have him looking away like in this post -- but he's a very normal-looking Jack Russell terrier, white with brown spots, and with a few thin spots in his hair.
Just to give you a sense of the mood around our house, imagine my son in the position of Charlie Brown in this video.