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A huge thanks to my neighbor!

posted November 26th, 2012 by
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Over the weekend, I got a phone call no dog owner wants: “I found your dog running around the neighborhood.”

I ran to the door to check the backyard. I just let both boys outside not 10 minutes earlier.

I spotted Yoda and called him in immediately and my husband took off to the neighbor’s house to collect our dog.

With Yoda safely inside, I went back out to investigate the fence line to see where Spock might have escaped. That’s when I discovered the huge hole dug under the fence.

Our dogs have never been diggers, but the yard of our new house is apparently infested with gophers which has led Spock to discover his newfound love of digging.

So now, I not only have to find a way to convince the gophers to take up residence somewhere else, I have to convince my dog that digging is no fun. I’m open to suggestions on both if anybody has ideas.

In the meantime, I am very grateful to the kind neighbor who allowed my dog into her home until we could retrieve him.

Thank goodness he was wearing a collar with updated tags and thank goodness the first person he found was kind enough to take him home and call me.

- Lauren Cavagnolo

Lost boy kept warm by puppies

posted October 19th, 2012 by
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When I first saw the above headline in my Facebook news feed I brushed it off as sarcasm, perhaps another headline from The Onion. Curiosity got the better of me and I clicked on the link.

What I then found was one of the sweetest news stories I have read in quite a while.

A 10-year-old boy with Downs Syndrome was reported missing in Hackleburg, AL,  earlier this week. About 150 volunteers gathered to search for the boy.

One volunteer followed his dog along a creek and found the missing boy cuddled up with his dog’s puppies. Presumably, the dog and puppies had kept the boy warm overnight until he was discovered.

What a great story and wonderful reminder of how amazing animals truly are.

You can read more about the story and watch video here.

-Lauren Cavagnolo