I know my heart would have been in my throat during all that. So glad you got the little fellow back without harm. It's always great when that training works out and the recall makes them turn and return immediately. A good thrill that your training paid off and the fact that your dog was safe. Glad everything worked out. Just curious, how did that guy your dog run up to react?
He was not too comfortable(from his body posture he looked wary), but not scared either. Luckily he just stood there and then continued walking once our dog started back toward us. I think
we crossed paths with him again on our rounds around the circle, and if it was him(?), this time he laughed and reached out to pet the dog and waved to us.