The one " odd element" as you call it,is not something that I have a definite answer for.<quoted text>
There is only one odd element of your story.
...why would your ad not fit the description of your dog? That doesn't make any sense.
If someone posted an ad for a lost chihuahua, and my neighbor recently found a labrador, I wouldn't answer that ad. Do you think God told this woman "Hey Lady, that lost chihuahua ad isn't really about a chihuahua. It's about the labrador your neighbor has. Call!"
However ,keep in mind that ladyX ,according to her, had a brief look at my dog,and more than a week had passed since she saw him. According to her recollection,the dog I described did not fit the description of the dog that had been found.
My dog was mostly black and some tan on his legs and underside and had a white spot on his chest. Depending on the position of the dog when you looked at him, you would not see the white spot on his chest or the tan color on his underside or legs..
The fact remains that,for whatever reason, she did not believe the dog in question fit the description of the dog in the add I placed in the paper
I have no other explanation..........Other than what she told me