September 20th 2010 7:49 pm
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Please spread the POP for my foster sister, Maggie. For those of you who don't know, Maggie, got away from me last Friday and is currently lost in the mountains near Lake Granby, CO.
We were coming into the cabin (with me by her side) when she wrapped her leash around Mom's legs. Mom dropped the leash to get untangled as she was closing the door. She was spooked by something in the house and forced her way out. She is very good at this when she is determined. Mom followed her as far as she could until Maggie just disappeared into thin air (so it seems). She's so fast and far more agile in the mountains than either Mom or me. She was a terribly traumatized dog as a puppy mill mom just like me and afraid of every person, place, and thing. I tried to tell her that not all people are bad!! It was so hard for her though. She could make herself very small and hide in lots of places. She just didn't like human touch. She has only been here for only about 6 weeks which wasn't enough time for her to bond to us. I really hate puppy mills, more than I ever thought I could.
One of our wonderful GRRR volunteers lives in Granby with his Golden, Hacker and helped us search for her all morning on Saturday. We continued the search until dark on Saturday and again on Sunday until late afternoon and have the bug bites, scrapes, bruises, and barbed wire fence cuts to prove the effort. There is no sign of her anywhere and nobody in the area has seen her. She's hiding.
Leaving the cabin to come home was THE hardest thing we've done in a long long time and my heart can't break any more than it does right now. I know there is nothing else I can do for her, but it doesn't stop the feelings that I've let her down and the disappointment that I could not keep her safe.
We have notified the sheriff and the animal control officer for the area. An ad will go into the newspaper. I can only hope and pray that someone spots her or that she gets hungry enough to go to someone's house. My pain is somewhat eased knowing that there are a lot of people in the area keeping an eye out for her and that there is a GRRR volunteer in the area to help.
Please please please keep her in your prayers that she is found and safely returned to us. She deserves to have a good life!
Thank you for your love, support, and friendship.
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