CHICAGO — Eve Ewing made good on her promise to reunite the lost dog she found on the West Side with its rightful owner.
The owner's friend reached out to Ewing after reading Wednesday's DNAinfo article about Ewing's quest — and the Twitter love fest that ensued.
"So happy that she got back home and deeply moved by all the people that were rooting for her and shared their own stories," Ewing said. "I'm gonna miss her a lot though."
Ewing, a writer and sociologist at the University of Chicago who is also a prolific and oft-cited tweeter, found the dog roaming around the West Side Tuesday.
Determined to find the owner, Ewing brought her home and posted photos on Twitter, which lit up with responses.
According to Ewing, the owner is currently out of town so she left the dog, whose real name is Jessica, with friends, which is when she ran away.
I'm crying a lot. pic.twitter.com/XUwMp2xVot— wikipedia brown (@eveewing) April 20, 2017
Ewing, who grew attached to the pup in a matter of hours (she even named her Winnie), was emotional after dropping her off. But she said this was the best possible outcome.
"I think it's sweet that so many people were rooting for her to stay with me but it would be hard for me to have a dog anyway. I'm just so happy that the person who missed her gets to have her back safe," she said.
I'm keeping this. pic.twitter.com/xez7mNe7wN— wikipedia brown (@eveewing) April 20, 2017