Be on the lookout…

One day after her nine month birthday, Gretchen didn’t come home.  She and Sissy were playing in the yard while the Knight and CP visited, and then Sissy took off after a deer, with her baby sister right behind her.

Sissy came home about an hour later, but as I type, Gretchen has been missing about 14 hours.  We’ve combed the woods, driven the roads, talked to neighbors, called Home Again, and still no sign of her.  To say we are crushed is an understatement.

Sissy had on her invisible fence collar, but even her Dadaw has given up on training her to anything but a leash now.  Of course, she’s distraught too, and has gone out in the yard and just stared.  She wailed on the front porch at one point, and I even hiked several miles with her with no other instructions but “find Gretchie.” 

Prayers, good thoughts and crossed fingers, toes and paws are appreciated. 

Oh – and it’s raining, after they assured us a sunny weekend.  Rumbles of thunder in the distance.  If I wasn’t worried about Gretchen being scared, alone and now wet and cold too, I’d find this fittingly ironic.

14 comments on “Be on the lookout…

  1. KSee says:

    I’ve been up since 4:30, the thunder storm came through at 5:30 and it looks like it has moved along.

    I thought of you first thing this morning. If I only got 6 hrs sleep I wonder if you got any at all. I know you are emotionally exhausted. You are in my thoughts.

  2. Anna says:

    Praying for the safe return of your wayward puppy.

  3. Sue J. says:

    Huge prayers, thoughts, hugs, all we can muster, are coming your way from Milo, myself and everyone here. I am so sorry, share your deepest anxiety and concern, and pray that your little one returns home safe and sound. Please keep us all posted. (((Hugs)))

  4. Cynthia says:

    I don’t know what to say. The worse feeling in the world is not knowing where your kids are and if they need you.

  5. Debi says:

    Just read about your puppy, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and hoping for a safe and swift return….hugs to you and yours……please keep up posted…she is way to cute to be alone! Hang in there.

  6. Robin in VA says:

    I’ve been constantly thinking of you guys, the t-storms bolted me straight up in bed…with another prayer for Gretchen to head home to you guys.

    Hang in there, call if you need me!

  7. Kathy says:

    Prayers from all of us here. Hope that little pup comes running home soon.

  8. Dianne says:

    Oh, Chan. What a nightmare. I’m sending prayers for Gretchen’s safe return, and Emma, Tara, and Cooper are sending “Come Back Home” vibes to her.[[[Hugs]]]

  9. Amanda says:

    Oh my goodness… Chan I am so sorry! Lots of prayers going your way for a speedy location of the pup!

  10. Dawn says:

    OMG Chan I’m so sorry…First saw Gretchens pic and smiled and then started reading and am just sick. Will immediately start praying and will continue to do so until she is found and in your arms snuggling. So scary…Sending you a big hug

  11. Nancy says:

    I’m heartsick. I’m praying for Gretchen’s safe return.

  12. Krystle says:

    Oh no!! I will be sending you all the best of luck to find her! Maybe when it started raining and being stormy, she decided to hide out under a tree to try to stay dry? I’m sure she is ok, and that you will find her.

    Good Luck, and safe returns to come quickly!!

  13. km says:

    What a crummy day. I saw on your google status “Gretchen’s home”…and I could just imagine how sick you’d felt with her missing. I thought of just emailing…but didn’t want you to have to repeat a story so i came here…I’m so glad that her angel brought her home safely.

  14. Nichole says:

    Just catching up on the blogs now… glad I already know the outcome. Hugs.

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