Richard Rewalt is a retired business man now living between two homes. This story starts during a trip from Vero Beach, Florida, to the family home in Maryland. It is about his very smart dog, Maggie, who through careless handling finds herself in a forest near a farm town in North Carolina. She manages to avoid capture by any of the people from the town for over three years while taking advantage of the treats and food that is left for her from time to time. She is much like a black ghost who is seen but gone before one can approach her or lure her to them. She manages to survive all the dangers and harsh environments without any health or physical problems. She is a most intelligent dog for sure!