Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Can You Stand It? Another Happy Ending



Last November, two-year-old Bear, a black lab mix, disappeared from his Nova Scotia home during a snowstorm. His owners, Arie and Jackie Levering, searched the area; and notified neighbours, animal control and the veterinary hospital.

Ten long weeks passed without Bear, and the couple soon gave up hope, believing the dog had either been hit by a car or attacked by coyotes. On January 23rd, the vet phoned with news that Bear had been found.

David Lewis, a government employee, was in his truck when he spotted a dog crawl out from the woods. Mr. Lewis figured the dog was lost, so opened the door and Bear jumped in. At the veterinary hospital, it was discovered Bear had two broken legs, a crushed pelvis, and lost two-thirds of his body weight. Some of the fractures had fused, so there may be surgery in Bear's future.

The Leverings believe Bear may have been hit by a snowplow, but have no idea how the injured dog survived for two months in the dead of winter. One thing they do know for sure -- they're glad to have Bear home with them.

8 comments:

Dirty Butter said...

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Lynn Sinclair said...

Thanks so much for the invitation -- I'd love to join.

NuclearToast said...

Hooray for Bear! And he got his people back! What an amazing story. It sure puts my little aches and pains into perspective.

Lynn Sinclair said...

Although I'm sure Bear is still in much pain, I can imagine his tail has been wagging non-stop since he went to his people, NT. In fact, this story is so happy, my tail is wagging.

devonellington said...

I'm so glad he's back!!!

Lynn Sinclair said...

So am I, Devon. :)

Tatum Tot said...

Oh my that is awful but I'm glad Bear got home again!

Lynn Sinclair said...

He must be so happy to be home. If I hear any more about this story, I'll be sure to update.