To the Editor,
Ever since the derecho hit the Dysart area on July 11, 2011 the family dog has been fearful of storms and windy weather. On Saturday, January 26, 2013 while my parents were gone over the dinner hour, sudden high winds blew into the area. When Mom and Dad arrived home, their dog had left the yard. In the immediate two weeks that followed, we suffered a snowstorm, high gusty winds, deep freezing temperatures, rain, sleet and ice. A few mild temperature days were thrown in the mix for good measure.
Unfortunately a search of the area by vehicle, reporting a lost dog to local veterinarians and phone calls proved futile to locate a white and gold coated Collie.
On Feb. 10th I received news that a lady from LaPorte City travelling near my parents home saw a dog in the ditch. She was able to coax the beloved dog into her vehicle. After stopping at a few nearby homes where the dog was unclaimed, they reached the right home and made two elderly folks very happy to see their pet again.
My father said it looks as though the dog had lost no weight in the 15 days she was lost.
If you are the angel(s) who saw, sheltered and fed this dog, please call me so you can be appropriately thanked for your kindness.
Mrs. J. H. Meany