Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 23/8/2011 (1974 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
When I got back from my daily walk, around 9 a.m., my husband had left me a note saying our Maggie was missing. We have two cocker spaniels, male and female, both black and white.
He had taken Oreo out to look for Maggie. I quickly scoured the back lanes in our River Heights area.
For three hours we drove, biked, walked and jogged up and down the streets and back lanes searching frantically for our Maggie.
It is to be noted that she is blind in her right eye, so my husband figured she would turn left and head towards Corydon Avenue, a very busy street. We kept searching to no avail.
Our hearts were pounding, and I was asking to anyone on the street who would listen to keep an eye out for her.
My husband had to leave, but I kept searching for her and calling out her name. Panic was setting in.
I came home, and on a hunch I called Charleswood Clinic, as Maggie wears their tag. The woman at the clinic, Elise I think, said a lady had called in moments ago and described Maggie. This angel had spotted Maggie by herself sauntering down Lindsay Street heading towards Grant Avenue.
This kind lady, Suzanne, ran after Maggie, but Maggie wouldn’t have any part of being caught. She ran to the gas station on the corner of Grant and Lindsay, and a gentleman who saw what was happening, quickly corralled Maggie. Suzanne then carried her home and phoned the number on Maggie’s tag.
When I phoned, Suzanne explained that, yes, indeed she had Maggie. She was resting comfortably after drinking some water and was waiting for me to pick her up. I started crying, grabbed her leash, and ran from our home on Borebank to Lindsay Street to pick up our little wanderer.
With tears of joy and elation, I got down on the floor where Maggie was laying, and just hugged her to bits. I hugged Suzanne, who also has a dog and understood my emotions completely.
My words of thanks to Suzanne and her husband just don’t seem enough. This is my way of saying thank you for finding our wayward Maggie and getting her back to us.
This is truly an act of kindness and unselfishness to all dog lovers of the world.
— Les Stokoloff