Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sometimes Life Is An Emotional Rollercoaster !!!!!

I just came off of a very hectic week with my sister visiting from Iowa , a family gathering , working at my shop , coordinating things with the people working on my house to do repairs from the tornado , and packing for two wonderful nights away from it all to my favorite place .... Ogunquit beach !!! :o) I was feeling a bit overwhelmed but knew I'd get my break soon.
So we get up early Monday morning and like clock work we are dropping my two pups Minnie & Java at the kennel..... it's 8 am. .................. A half hour down the road my husband says we're right on track , we'll be there around 11. I was happy .......it was pouring buckets but I didn't care ....... I was getting away for the first time this summer. It's been such a rough summer.
Then the cell phone rings ................... I hear my husband say " you'd better talk to my wife ".
I look at him and take the phone and hear the lady from the kennel tell me that Minnie has run away !!!!! One half hour after I drop her off at a place that is suppose to keep my dog safe ......they lose my 15 year old 8 lb poodle !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was livid....I was also crying as hard as a person can cry and just thinking the whole time I'd never see my sweet little Minnie again.
I could just picture her wandering around in the pouring rain and thinking a coyote or fisher cat or something might get her and I'll never see her again. You always think the worst.
To make a long story short ..............we search for hours in the pouring rain in the woods & field yelling her name the whole time. We yelled so much that we were losing our voices!
I then came home and posted her picture on facebook and explained she was lost.
Within 30 seconds someone answered saying they had seen her two hours earlier. These people immediately joined us in a search. After 5 hours of being in the pouring rain and getting drenched I came home and changed my clothes and laid on my bed feeling defeated.
All of a sudden the phone rang and my hubby answered. The original person who spotted Minnie hours earlier had my baby ! She found her and took her in the house and wrapped her in a blanket to warm her. We ran to get her and I just sobbed as soon as I saw her and had the little sweetie back in my arms. She was shaking and licking my nose.
It was the power of Facebook that enabled us to get the word out so quickly to everyone local &
for people to communicate to me so quickly!
Needless to say I am soooooooooooooo happy and sooooooooooooooo grateful but there will be no vacation for us and no more kennel for Minnie! Just glad to have her back .


artistamyjo said...

Oh dear Suz,so glad you found her. It must have been an awful ordeal to go through.
Definitely worth the lost vacation to have your good friend home safe.

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Shirley said...

My Dear Friend Sue,
How horrid this all sounds. I'm so happy that it turned out well and Minnie is back home with you. The fear you went through while looking for her was awful. I'm so glad it is over and hope you are doing better..both you and your hubby...
Your in my thoughts...

Plush Possum Studio said...

Whew!!!! That's too close for comfort!
Sounds like you're ready for a dogsitter known to family. For isn't she your family member too?
Just charming!
And thank heavens she's all right.
Strange thing about animals. It may have escaped your notice--perhaps she knew you'd have some problems while you were away. They are smart little scudders. You just never can tell......

susan said...

Minnie has the cutest little face - I love that last photo of her. So happy that she's safe at home with you again.

xo sue