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Callie McAllie Donating Member (873 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:14 PM
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This feels like a miracle!
Some of you may remember that my brother's little dog was stolen from his vehicle while he and his family were vacationing in New Jersey in July 2008.

A pet shelter in New Jersey called my brother today. They found the dog!!! And she is fine. Someone had turned her in, and she has an electronic ID tag implanted in her ear, so they were able to track down my brother to return her. The timing couldn't be better, as he is traveling to the East Coast this weekend (from his home in Arizona), so he will just stop by New Jersey to retrieve little Cleo.

So many weeks of prayers I said after that dog went missing. Thank you St. Anthony, finder of lost objects. Thanks to the universe, for returning that little pup unharmed.

My brother is not a very soft and fuzzy person, but he loved that dog so much. And when she went missing, he immediately--immediately--concluded that he would never see her again. I protested that at the time, but over the course of the past year, I had to reluctantly conclude that he was right.

But that turned out not to be the case! I feel like my naive faith in the goodness of the world has been affirmed.

We should never give up hope! There are angels all around us.

O8)

If only that little dog could talk, tell us of her adventures and where she has been. We will never know. But it doesn't matter. Cleo is coming home!
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:19 PM
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1. Oh, YAY FOR MIRACLES!!!!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :applause: :applause: :applause:

Thank you for sharing this wonderful story!!!

:hug:

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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:51 PM
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2. Wow! More than a year?! That's amazing, Callie!
So happy for your brother and for Cleo! :applause:
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:54 PM
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3. That IS a miracle!
Poor little Cleo. I'm so glad she is going home! Your brother must feel like the luckiest man alive.
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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:47 PM
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4. What a wonderful conclusion...
Cleo must have been wanting to go home to you brother..
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Kind of Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:22 PM
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5. "We should never give up hope! There are angels all around us."
Truer words were never spoken! That's outstanding news, Callie McAllie. I've seen stories like yours on the news a few times every year and it always warms my heart. Thank you for the update!
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:44 PM
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7. Hey.. they should put it on the news!
It might encourage people to tag their pets.
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Callie McAllie Donating Member (873 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 09:19 AM
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14. They did a story on the news when Cleo went missing
and I suggested to my brother that they contact the news station to let them know she'd been found. I am sure they would want to do that kind of follow up story. Everybody could use a little good news.
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ricochetastroman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:28 PM
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6. great story
yay yay yay
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:15 PM
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8. I love this!!
Tell him how happy we all are!!

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Kookaburra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:31 PM
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9. Excellent News!!!
I love stories like this.
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:32 PM
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10. I remember how upset you were, Callie.
:(

I'm so glad that there is such a happy ending. This is really an amazing story; it truly is a miracle!

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northernlights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:01 PM
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11. that IS a miracle!!!
What fantastic news and what a relief!!!! How wonderful for Cleo and your brother!!!!!! :hug: :hug: :hug: :cry: :hug:
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:12 PM
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12. amazing story
I'm so happy for your brother, Callie, and for the pup-dog, too. :)


Cher
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JanusAscending Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:08 PM
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13. This is like seeing a Lassie come home movie...
in real life! It brought the same tears I cried over that film, all those many years ago. Cleo definately has a Guardian Angel. Forgive me if I write "incoherantly" tonight, it feels like the "fungus" in my mouth has gone to my brain and made mush of it! This news has reactivated my tear ducts again tho'!! Blessings on your brother and his Cleo's reunion!! :cry: :applause:
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Callie McAllie Donating Member (873 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 09:21 AM
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15. A friend at work suggested my brother take Cleo to a pet psychic
to find out where she was over the past 14 months. There is no way in the world that my brother would ever do that, but what a cool idea.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:18 AM
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16. Wonderful!
I'm so happy for everyone.
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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 11:55 AM
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17. Wow, blessings abound. Hearing this story makes my day!
I hope the local news will do a followup so everyone can share in the happiness as we have! Yay for all the goodness in the world, and for a happy famiy reunited.
:hug:
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JanusAscending Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 03:59 PM
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18. You said "little dog"
I don't recall reading your origional post....what breed is she? ( I'm seeing a beagle in my minds eye for some reason)?? Thanks!
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Callie McAllie Donating Member (873 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 05:17 PM
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19. bichon frisee
if that's how you spell it. The news clip is no longer active, but you can see her picture from that summer at this link:

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local&id...

She is a very sweet tempered little thing. Friendly to everybody.
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JanusAscending Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:17 PM
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20. MY goodness.....
That's the kind of dog that I have, and am trying to find a new home for!! I guess I was off on the beagle, huh? lol I clicked on your link, and it brought up the blank page. I don't know what to click to get the picture. Thanks for responding, and Bichon's are a precious, hard to forget breed once you've had one. Mine is a big boy named Flurry a.k.a. "fluffer butt" !! I'm so happy for your brother!! JA :applause:
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Silver Gaia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 05:26 AM
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21. Wow! What an awesome story!
Bet Cleo has some tales to tell! :) I'm SO happy for your brother & family! And Cleo, too! :) :) :)
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 10:44 PM
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22. That's wonderful!
So glad she is home!
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Callie McAllie Donating Member (873 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-28-09 06:23 AM
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23. Cleo is back in Arizona, safe and sound
When my brother arrived at the shelter to pick her up, she knew him right away, and barked insanely. Once he picked her up, she would not let him put her down again.

When she got to Arizona, she knew all the family members right away, even remembered the neighbor kid who happened to be here.

And happily, she gets along fine with the new little dog the bought last Christmas. Now they are sisters.

Just wanted to let you all know.
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-28-09 06:49 AM
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24. Thank you so much, Callie, for updating us about Cleo's...
reunion with her family. :)

I'm so happy that the two dogs get along. This is such an amazing event -- a true gift from the Universe.

:woohoo:

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northernlights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-28-09 08:08 AM
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25. of course Cleo knew her people!
So wonderful that she gets along with her new sister! Thank you for the update. It's so wonderful to know that little Cleo is safe and sound. :cry: :hugs: :hugs: :hugs:
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