Thursday, June 24, 2010
the prodigal returns....
This week my rotten, naughty, super cute dachshund Maddison went missing. I put her in our side yard and she dug a small hole to her freedom. She is absolutely terrified of thunder and rain, and I put her out right before a huge storm hit, hoping she would do her business before the rain came. Not ten minutes later when I checked on her, she was no where to be found.
I searched the rest of the afternoon, feeling pretty calm about the situation, thinking she may have been under the house hiding from the storm. But once it got dark, I got very sad, wondering if she had been found, gotton hit by a car, etc. I decided to post on facebook she was missing, hoping anyone who lived close to us would keep an eye out for her. Within minutes, a friend posted a Craigs List link from their lost and found section, of a dachshund being found very close to my house, so I just knew it had to be her. I emailed the woman a description of her and was able to sleep that night knowing she was more than likely found, and was not still roaming around the streets.
The next morning at 7:30 am, I got a phone call from my dentist's office. I thought I had missed an appointment and answered to find out the same Cindy from my dentist's office was the same Cindy who had my Maddison! Her and her husband own doxies as well, and saw my girl running through traffic on Cassat Avenue (a very busy, 4-laned street if you don't know what it is), and her husband kindly chased her on Cassat and took her home with them.
So we were reunited, the rotten little dog is fine and I am thankful she is home safely. Now onto repairing the fence so she doesn't escape again!!