Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Need Eyes and Prayers
Our beloved 11 year old female English Setter has gone missing. My husband was fly-fishing along the Poudre River by the Poudre Picnic area just west of LaPort, CO and near Fort Collins, CO on Sunday 8/2. He had just crossed the river with her and turned around to retrieve our other dog and his belongings. She was there at the bank waiting for him and then just like that she was gone. From what he described she was lost between the river and just up the hill would be a parking lot and the highway. Both sides, going east or west she would have been trapped by picnic areas. He immediately went to the parking lot and she was not there. He then spent the next 6 hours searching the area and talking to nearly 100 people who were picnicking, fishing, and swimming. No one saw her running along the river, on the road, or floating down the current. There were no traces of a dog being hit on the highway. He describes that there was a group of men fishing with bobbers (not something you do on the river there) in the same area where the dog was waiting and that they disappeared the same time as she. I don't want to ever think that someone would take a dog on purpose but I am now starting to wonder. She is ten years old and spayed, but looks and acts much younger when she is happy and in the mountains. She loves fishing with my husband and has never left his side. We purchased her as newly weds, she was there when our son was born, and there to comfort our daughter when she came home last year. She is the gentlest dog I have ever met. It is breaking my heart not knowing where she is and if she is being taken care of. She has a collar with our phone number and the number to the vet on yet no one has called and no reports have come in to any of the regional dog pounds. If she was picked up with good or bad intentions she could be anywhere in Colorado or Wyoming as people come from all over to fish the Poudre River. I know she is just a dog, but she is a important part of our family and I hope that she could spend the last few years of her life with us. So please pray for us and if you are in CO or WY please keep a eye out for found dog adds or even for sale dog adds. She is a medium dog and skinny with aging hips and very bad hearing, she is white with black spots and her name is Spring. I am out of town but trying to make as many phone calls and internet searches of papers and pounds as possible. Please Lord let her be safe and in good hands.