Open Post: Hosted By Hilary Swank Reuniting A Lost Dog With Its Owner

June 9, 2022 / Posted by:

As most dog owners know, dog ownership can be a Lazy Susan full of mixed emotions; one of the worst of those being when your canine companion randomly decides one day that you aren’t entertaining enough anymore and they’re going to go on an adventure to find some new friends to do hood rat shit with. Who are the friends? Where are they located? Fuck if dogs know, they’ll figure it out when they get there. But when they’re done, they’ll come back; they promise. Annnnnd shit, they forgot to remember where exactly “back” is and now they’re miles away with no heckin’ new friends, and damnit, they miss their mawm. Luckily, one woman had the pleasure of having her dog found and returned by none other than two-time Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank.

The New York Post reported that on Monday, Albany, NY resident Chelsea Blackwell lost her dachshund, named Blue, who she’s had for 15 years. She frantically drove around the city, looking for Blue, and ended up at a Greyhound Bus Station where she saw lots of commotion, so she decided to stop to see what was going on. There turned out to be a bunch of police cars and cameras, and she found out that it was a movie set.

Blackwell asked one of the people if anyone had spotted a little dog and to her relief, one said yes. The camera crew told her a celebrity had found her dog and made a call to the “Million Dollar Baby” actress’s reps. About an hour later, a gray car pulled up and Blackwell saw Blue sitting comfortably on Swank’s lap. She said she couldn’t believe it. “I was like, ‘No way,’” Blackwell told the Times Union. “As soon as she got out of the car, I kissed Blue and said, ‘Thank you so much.’ She asked for an autograph, but Swank suggested the three of them — Blackwell, herself and little Blue — take a photo together instead, Blackwell said.

Here’s the pic:

What a day for Blue! As it turns out, Hilary is a self-proclaimed dog lover (see: her Instagram profile) and even has her own foundation that works with children and dogs, The Hilaroo Foundation, so, fortunately, the little chap chose the right lap to rest his old bones in while he waited for poor Chelsea to catch up to his hijinks. 

Pic: INSTARImages

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