Dogs engage in epic battle with their own shadows
Once you have acknowledged that you have a shadow try and make friends with it. This is a slow process so don't be in a rush. Just like the pauper cat, it takes time to get comfortable with the unfamiliar and it can be easily spooked.
I wish this story had a happy ending. Dog goes missing, community searches for dog, dog is reunited with his family. They live happily ever after. Unfortunately, that is not this story.
A snap of Pete and Sully will make you paws for thought.
Remember -- in every dark room there's the potential for light. All you need to do is flip the switch on.