Kittens learn physics
Kittens learn physics
9:50 a.m. EST and I’ve already been working hard!
Submitted by Leah P:
The night of January 25th was like most others. My daughter’s friends came over and begged to play in the backyard. We let them and released the dogs into the backyard so they could play along.
Around 8pm we had our daughter come in and the kids left. I called the dogs to come in and only one, the one I have to put on a yard leash because she knows how to climb fences, came. I searched the backyard and she was not there.
The kids were in the front yard and admitted that as they left our yard she followed and wandered away. We spent hours that night combing our streets looking for her. I alternated from looking outside to checking my computer to see if I had caught anything from Craigslist or the Lost and Found group on Facebook that’s dedicated to my area.
The next morning I made a few signs with this picture. It was really hard to see her smiling face so big, but I knew that if anyone had her they would see it and know immediately who she is. I didn’t have much paper, only about 5. I took one to work with me since I was working for the day in the grocery store I shop in.
My husband took the other 4 and posted them on telephone poles in spots where he felt that they would be seen. His stint as a sign waiver a few months ago helped him determine where exactly to place the signs to get maximum viewership. He showed me one after I he picked me up from work and were going to buy paper to make more signs and it made me cry…not that I hadn’t been crying all day long.
I made a bunch of signs and passed them around the neighborhood. I even had a guy who lived near us say he saw our dog about 5 minutes before, but I had no luck. The only thing that kept me going was that I had not found her on the side of the road and we had no contact from anyone as to where her whereabouts were.
About 4:30 pm. 20 hours after the ordeal started I get a phone call. “Hey, are you missing a dog?”. When I say yes they said, “I have your dog”. I just started bawling my eyes out. My baby!! It makes me cry just to think about it now.
Yes, all because of a sign, in fact the sign that made me cry earlier that day, my dog was returned to me. I cannot stress how important signs are when your dog is missing! Post them! Hand them out! Push a picture on Facebook and ask everyone to share! Make your picture big so the first thing they see is what makes your dog unique! Give them to local vets so when someone comes in with your dog to see if it’s microchipped they will know!
I know that I am very lucky. My dog had neither her collar on nor was she microchipped. I feel so bad for the people who have to go through what I did for longer than 20 agonizing hours. My hopes and prayers are with them all.
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