I saw the pet dishes on the step at Lone Star Printing & Office Supply and figured that someone who works there (perhaps owner Bonnie Bartels) has a pet. And I thought the dish was inscribed "LoVeStar" and that seemed to be a very clever name for a pet that resides at Lone Star.
Well, today's Seguin Daily News article cleared up all of my 'suppositions' regarding these two dishes. Apparently there is a black dog who has eluded animal control and has come to be known as The Black Dog of Walnut Creek. As Mary Jo Filip writes in this article, the dog has become 'part of the local color of downtown and the creek area.'