Two Dogs Rescued By Hikers After A Week Lost in the Woods – American Kennel Club

TWO DOGS RESCUED BY HIKERS AFTER A WEEK LOST IN THE WOODS

When Gracie got spooked and ran off a few years ago we hung up signs and Marty the milkman spotted her and called me. Rob once slipped out when the guy who scoops the yard didn’t latch the fence and I received a call from a guy on the next block a few minutes after I let him out, “This very friendly dog has your phone number all over him, I guess you want him back!”

This news story shows that we have reached the point where Social Media really is the way we are communicating now so if you have lost a pet be sure to check Facebook, Craigslist, etc.

Check out this article from the AKC News:

On October 26, Dennis Elton brought his two dogs with him on a trip to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest near Mt. St. Helens. When they got out of the car, Woody’s and Brock’s instinct kicked in.

Woody is a Brittany, a breed known for its sharp pointing skills, and Brock is a Labrador Retriever, another high-energy hunting breed. Both dogs caught a scent and ran off in search of it. Elton wasn’t able to find them after hours of searching, KGW-TV reported.

 He returned to the forest each day and posted flyers, hoping desperately someone would find them. (Note: We recommend using social media if your pet goes missing to help expand your search.)

A week later, hikers in two different areas of the forest found the two dogs. Both dogs had separately traveled 25 miles from where they were lost, and both were scared and soaked. The hikers shared photos online, one on Facebook and the other on Craigslist. Elton learned about Woody’s whereabouts first, when a photo shared more than 9,000 times made its way back to him. On his way back from picking Woody up, his wife came across a Craigslist ad by the person who found Brock.

Source: Two Dogs Rescued By Hikers After A Week Lost in the Woods – American Kennel Club

Link: Gracie is Missing


News and Cave Paintings

Kevin is framing the cabinets with trim and then he and I will head to South Center to pick flooring. Marty, Gracie’s rescuer, finally got to meet Gracie & Rob today and I am hoping he makes it to our Winter party so you can all meet him too. In the meantime he has lots of homework from Scott (a gift of boutique cigars). Gracie was her usual, skittish self but he didn’t seem to mind.

This is what the cabinet ceiling trim looks like: Read the rest of this entry »


Kitchen update: Wednesday

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The floor underlayment is in, ceiling drywall is in, plumbing is roughed in and has passed inspection. Scott’s cigar lounge is full of cabinets and the living room is stuffed with everything that belongs in the kitchen. The job is going quickly and I think we are good as long as Scott has his lounge back by the time the rain starts. Read the rest of this entry »


Gracie update

Gracie is awake today, limping around on her poor blistered feet. She has gone from a skinny 35.5 to 31 pounds and when I give her a cookie, she stashes it in the couch or in her bed rather than eating it. I have her on Rescue Remedy and I’m putting Rescue Remedy Cream on her feet. Those two products always work wonders for Rob. Scott and Kevin are doing the electrical work in the now gutted kitchen so I have her downstairs in my studio. Whenever I reenter she licks my right arm to my chin and then down my left arm. I just keep repeating, “you are ok.” poor sweetie.

I will start chronicling the kitchen remodel later today.


And still more sleeping!

9 hours and still sleeping. Rob came over and dropped the toy on her.🙂

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Still sleeping!

Well, she is still OUT, 7 hours after coming back home. I woke her twice to drink water and twice because she was running & squeeking in her sleep.

I am going to keep this thread active in the menu bar. The links may cease to work but the resources may help someone else.  I emailed Smith Bros to commend Marty and I am proud to live in such a caring community. Again, A big thank you from all of us!


Gracie is home!

Thank you everyone –  WE FOUND HER!

I got a call this morning (8:12am) from Marty who drives for Smith Bros Farms. He said he thought he saw Gracie near the intersection of Marine View Drive and Normandy Terrace but he had to leave her to backtrack a block to get my number off one of our signs. I drove down there and called and called, finally I started heading back up the hill and at Brittany Place… I saw her. She was standing on the corner sniffing the air and I stopped the truck and called her name. She turned but looked poised to run, I called again and she ran to me full speed and threw herself on the ground on her back at my feet. I grabbed her, hugged her and quickly pushed her into the truck thru the window where she jumped all over Rob screaming the whole time! Just then Marty pulled up and we hugged like lottery winners!

By 8:36 I had given her a pile of the dog cookies I keep in the truck and we were driving home with her still squeeking, me singing “We got you, We got you” over and over and Rob flapping his tail so hard it sounded like I had an egg-beater running in the jump seat. She is dirty, smells funny according to Rob, and most of her pads are peeled like open blisters, otherwise she is perfect and even still has her collar on. I’ll get her to her vet this afternoon to weigh her and see how dehydrated she is.

Thank you everyone! All those signs, calming thoughts and eyes on the ground made all the difference. Now, time to put a screen-roof on the dogyard.

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Driving home, she is falling asleep already
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there is nothing like sleeping in your own bed!