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Smed1065
04-05-2007, 08:55 AM
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - A Boston terrier named Mickey that disappeared four years ago from his suburban Kansas City backyard was found in Montana and reunited with his owners this week.

Cher Jarosz and her daughter Kari Mitchell thought they had lost Mickey forever _ until they received a call from an animal shelter last week 1,100 miles away in Billings, Mont.

A microchip on Mickey helped the Billings Animal Shelter return him.

"Some lady from the public walked in the back door," said Kristal Ward, office manager at the shelter. "She found the dog running up the street. She tossed him to me, and that's how it started."

Ward said she called Avid, a company that makes microchip identification systems, and was given the name of a veterinarian clinic in Lee's Summit, Mo.

"I called that vet clinic because they were the one that should have a record of that chip," Ward said. "I gave them the chip number, and the woman kind of started screaming.

"She goes, 'Oh my God, is that a Boston terrier? Oh my God, it belongs to Kari Mitchell. She used to work here.'"

Ward called Mitchell and confirmed that the dog was Mickey, she said.

After she talked to Mitchell, "Her mother called, and they were just beside themselves," Ward said.

The family said he looks different and doesn't remember his name. His teeth show signs of wear and tear.

Only Mickey knows how he wound up in Montana, and that's fine by Mitchell.

"We're happy to have him home," she told KSHB-TV in Kansas City after Mickey caught a flight home. "I just hope whoever was taking care of him, I hope they were just glad he's home."

(A previous version of this story incorrectly said the microchip contained information on the dog's owners. It did not.)
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Just think how long that is in dog years..........

HemiEd
04-05-2007, 09:00 AM
Cool story, I enjoyed it and thanks for posting it.

Redrum_69
04-05-2007, 09:40 AM
Looks like the pet food companies missed a target

Douche Baggins
04-05-2007, 09:41 AM
This should be turned into a major motion picture. From Disney.

Fire Me Boy!
04-05-2007, 09:44 AM
This should be turned into a major motion picture. From Disney.
They could call it "Homeward Bound XXVI."

Iowanian
04-05-2007, 09:48 AM
There is still hope for Mohill to find his beloved dog afterall.


A couple of years from now, maybe they'll find it dining on a sheep carcus in Ontario.

Fire Me Boy!
04-05-2007, 10:04 AM
There is still hope for Mohill to find his beloved dog afterall.


A couple of years from now, maybe they'll find it dining on a sheep carcus in Ontario.
What's a carcus? Is it like a circus, but with cars?

ChiefaRoo
04-05-2007, 10:19 AM
Lets put a chip in Skip..... or at least tag his ear.

Fire Me Boy!
04-05-2007, 10:22 AM
Lets put a chip in Skip..... or at least tag his ear.
I think we should just go ahead and put him down... you know, before he bites someone.

ChiefaRoo
04-05-2007, 10:24 AM
I think we should just go ahead and put him down... you know, before he bites someone.

Yeah, just go towards the light Skip.....good boy.

Fire Me Boy!
04-05-2007, 10:26 AM
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...




Rest in peace, Skippy. Rest in peace. :deevee:

ChiefaRoo
04-05-2007, 10:33 AM
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...




Rest in peace, Skippy. Rest in peace. :deevee:


That's really a touching little ditty. Try as I might I just can't see Skip running through a meadow. I can see him running through a goat pen or a road house bar with a ciggy hanging out of his yapper though.

ROFL

kepp
04-05-2007, 11:23 AM
Pic from the story on CNN:
http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2007/US/04/05/missing.dog.ap/story.mickey.mitchell.kshb.gif
To me, it looks like he's thinking, "I thought I got rid of her for good."

Mr. Flopnuts
04-05-2007, 12:00 PM
Pic from the story on CNN:
http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2007/US/04/05/missing.dog.ap/story.mickey.mitchell.kshb.gif
To me, it looks like he's thinking, "I thought I got rid of her for good."



ROFL "Oh gawd, not the peanut butter lady again!"