As I sit here on a Saturday morning at 6am and wonder why my children decided that 5 was a good time to wake up I am reminded just how lucky I am to have my dog Koda by my side. You see it was just about 4 years ago that I nearly lost my little friend. I never liked to leave my dogs outside while I was gone, because well their dogs and they need their humans. I decided one day that it would be ok, I would only be gone a few minutes after all. So I left all three of my dogs out in the yard and ran up to the store to grab some milk. When I got home and went to bring them in my heart sunk, my little dog was missing! It had only been 15 minutes and my two other dogs were still in the yard I figured he couldn't have gone far right! So I put all three kids back in the car and drove, and drove, and drove. For 4 months I drove around our town at least once a day looking and hoping I might find him, but it seemed hopeless. I posted on Craigslist, Facebook, Myspace and just about every other social media network I could think of, checked every pound within 30 miles, but it seemed like he was never coming home.
After 4 months had passed I decided that hope was lost and we would just try to find a new friend. As I sat there and looked through the papers and ads for someone to love like we loved him the strangest thing happened. THE PHONE RANGE! Okay I know that doesn't sound strange lol but it was who was on the other end that I will never forget. The voice simply said "Excuse me ma'am my niece had seen your posting online, and I think I have your dog." As my eyes filled up with tears I thought for sure I would be let down, but she emailed a picture right over and his little face was right there. She had found him in a pound 200 miles away, being walked to death row. He still had a rope tied tightly around his neck and weighed only 3 pounds. This lady had the heart to bring him home to her group of rescues and by what I can only figure was fate her niece remembered my post on Cafemom.
The 30 minute drive to her home seemed like it would never end, but finally I was at her doorstep. I had cried the whole way and wasn't even sure my little dog would remember me. When she opened that door he ran out and jumped all over me like not a day had passed. I asked the lady what I owed her for everything she had done. She said "Just promise me when you see a stray, try and save it. Remember that every stray started as someone's baby." I'm so glad that it was her that brought him home to me, and I have done just that, done something to help every stray that wondered my way find their way home. If you are wondering, he doesn't get to play unattended much lol.
|Koda playing ball :O) and our other doggie Roy.lol|
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