A DOG that went missing was returned by a mystery couple who dropped off the pet in a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce at midnight.
Gregor MacAulay, 76, lost his dog Lady, a Jack Russell-Toy Poodle cross, three weeks before she jumped from the back of the luxury car on Sunday night.
Mr MacAulay is appealing to the couple to come forward after he forgot to ask them their names when they brought Lady back.
Mr MacAulay was so excited to see Lady he forgot to ask for the names of the couple when they turned up in their Rolls-Royce.
The former gardener, from Kinwhirrie, near Kirriemuir in Angus, was in bed when the car arrived at his home. He said: “I’m delighted to get Lady back, but I’m a bit confused. Everybody is talking about how strange it is to bring a dog back at that time.”
Mr MacAulay had enlisted the help of the website lostdogs-scotland.org.uk to appeal for information about Lady’s whereabouts.
Linda Ess, who runs the website, said the couple found the animal by the road and took her home until the owner could be traced. She added: “The dog had never run away before.
“I believe she was stolen and managed to escape, and was eventually found miles from home. When found she had injuries to her face and she was bleeding from the mouth.
“Mr MacAulay was so excited to see Lady he forgot to ask for the names of the couple when they turned up in their Rolls-Royce.”
Mr MacAulay has asked whoever returned Lady to contact him, adding that he is keen to thank them for keeping her safe.