Friday, February 1, 2008

A Happy Ending


In November, I promised Nuclear Toast a story with a happy ending. I think this news qualifies:

Last August, Brenda Hemsing drove from San Diego to Wetaskiwin, Alberta with her two dogs, Cocoa and Jake for a family visit. While the family was away on a day trip, the dogs escaped from the fenced-in yard. Cocoa was found, but Jake, a three-year-old German shepherd-collie cross, eluded capture, and Ms. Hemsing returned home without her beloved pet.

Fast forward five months: A seemingly well-fed Jake is found camping out under an abandoned bus in Ponoka, 36 kilometers from Wetaskiwin. Ponoka residents supplied blankets and food to the dog they'd named The Squatter, but grew concerned when temperatures plummeted to minus 40.

Lured into a humane live trap with the promise of food, Jake has been rescued, and is now booked on a flight back to San Diego. And the warmer weather.

12 comments:

NuclearToast said...

YAY!

Lynn Sinclair said...

Isn't it nice to know that it's not all doom and gloom in the animal world?

jan said...

I love stories like this. It seems like some animals want to experience the born free life, but are happy in the end to go back to the good life.

Lynn Sinclair said...

Kind of like the Incredible Journey, Jan. I hope Jake adapts well when he arrives back home.

H.G. Dowdell said...

For Jake, and for Jake's family -- I'm so glad he's back home again.

Lynn Sinclair said...

Georgie, I'll bet the other dog, Cocoa, will be happy to see her pal.

NuclearToast said...

Lynn Sinclair wrote:

"Isn't it nice to know that it's not all doom and gloom in the animal world?"

Yes, especially since I just found a blog from an animal lover that works as a veterinary technician titled "What I Killed Today." The fact that she has to do that one or more times a day is a major bummer.

Lynn Sinclair said...

And she blogs about this, NT? As in a 'rubbing one's hands" kind of way? Or an "I'm so miserable about this" way?

Crappy job either way.

Raggedy Angst said...

Uh, Toasty? This was supposed to be the HAPPY post. And it was, Lynn. Thanks for the lift!

Lynn Sinclair said...

Your welcome, Angst (you still working internetless?)

AuthorMomWithDogs said...

Thanks. I needed that. :)

Lynn Sinclair said...

Your welcome, Karen. I have another feel good dog rescue story coming up this week.