VANCOUVER — Meet Comet, the dog who has been fooling people into thinking he is a dead dog for the past 14 years.
Comet is a 16-year-old rescue would has been bringing joy to the Dyer family for the past 14 years. Lisa Dyer rescued him for a bad situation and he has a hard time being left home alone. Because of his anxiety, Comet often accompanies her to her shop, Hymach Industries.
The Wolfdog is well-known for his bizarre sleeping habits that have scared numerous passersby.
“He just feels like this is his corner and he’s good,” Dyer tells the CBC. “This is just his spot, he’s happy and comfortable here, he’s been here for many years.”
Comet has been the subject of so many calls to the police and the SCPA that they now know him by name. On one occasion, a full SWAT team poured out of their vehicle in order to check on the “dead dog.”
“Our business is located near a major police station and SWAT team facility. Not only have we had police pullover in regular squad cars to check on ‘dead dog’ but once a fully loaded SWAT vehicle pulled up, officers unloaded in full regalia and checked on ‘dead dog.’ We will often hear ‘morning Comet’ from the community police officers who patrol the neighborhood,” Dyer tells 3MillionDogs.
“Lets just say that Comet is well known to law enforcement in the area!”
Comet refuses to move for anyone. Cyclists often ring their bells at him and he doesn’t even bat an eye. Not only does Comet make the sidewalk his bedroom, he has also been known to visit a shop up the street for treats. The Milk-Bone enthusiast will wait with his paws on the front counter until someone brings one for him.
“Just recently Comet was at the front counter of this business but there were no sales people in sight. So Comet took it upon himself to walk through the front office into the back machine shop where he nudged a machinist in the back end. The machinist turned around and Comet promptly led him to the milk box at the front counter!” Dyer recalls.
Despite his sometimes quirky ways of getting attention, Dyer feels blessed to have Comet in her life. She says that so many people in the community have come to love Comet and his weird ways.
If you are planning on visiting the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver, B.C., do not be alarmed if you spot a dog on the corner of Quebec St. and Third Ave. We promise you he is not dead.