Prayers and good thoughts needed
Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:28am

Last night, the man who does my yard work left right when it got dark and did not close one of the gates. An hour or so later, I let Keogh, Di, Cotton, Peri and two puppies out. I did not see the open gate. An hour later when I called the dogs back in, only Keogh and the two puppies came. I called and called. And drove all around my area but I was pretty sure the three missing dogs were in the woods. Diamond came back around 1 AM... I left the gate open and the front door and when she came in, all the dogs started barking madly. BUT Cotton and Peri have not returned. I've spent all morning driving the roads, calling the local vets' offices and making a flyer. It is hard to explain how difficult it is to look for the dogs around my house. I am mostly surrounded by hundreds of acres of dense, unkempt woods... tall trees and lots of brush... very hilly, broken terrain. It is next to impossible to get very far on foot and totally impossible in a vehicle. Driving on the dirt/gravel, deeply rutted "roads" requires all my attention so even if I could see more than a few feet into the trees, I still couldn't look for the dogs.

Please, keep us in your thoughts and prayers. I want my dogs back.

    • Still nothingSherry, Fri Oct 14 1:33pm
      I thought I posted this yesterday, but I must have just "previewed message" and gone on from there. Sunday will mark 4 weeks since Cotton (and Peri) got lost. By now, Cotton would have had the... more
      • I've been thinking about youMaureen, Sun Oct 16 12:55am
        I guess you have probably contacted area vets in case someone had an unexpected litter of puppies, right? I found myself hoping this might be the case over the worst possible scenario. I'm so sorry.
        • flyers, adsSherry, Sun Oct 16 11:59am
          I've put a small fortune into mailing new flyers every week to all the area... and out of area... vets, groomers, shelters, rescues, etc. The last one had a photo of Cotton just before her 2009... more
      • Sherry, I am so heartbroken for you... (nm)Jacque, Gabby Jack Ranch, Sat Oct 15 1:34am
    • Anything new Sherry? I'm still praying for CottonDiane - Delaware Valley Labradoodles, Thu Oct 6 9:28pm
      and hope you find her soon...
      • No, nothingSherry, Thu Oct 6 11:13pm
        The pups are due withing the week, probably between the 12th and 15th. She has large litters so she's probably really feeling it. Haven't heard anything except a couple reports I knew were wrong... more
    • PeriSherry, Sat Oct 1 11:16am
      A call first thing this morning from a lady who had just seen Peri (the 11 month old puppy) in the same area as she was seen yesterday. No sign of Cotton. I took food up there last night and today... more
      • I just read this (I responded below first) andJacque, Gabby Jack Ranch, Sun Oct 2 2:41pm
        I am sick about this man. I am just so sorry for your agony...and I will continue to pray that Cotton is alright and returns home to you soon.
      • I HAVE PERI!Sherry, Sat Oct 1 7:37pm
        Larry's daughter called about a half hour ago and said Peri kept coming into the house but would bolt back outside before she could close the door. So I grabbed Diamond (Peri's mom) and went over... more
    • Sherry, have you found your dogs? (nm)Cris, Thu Sep 29 8:47am
      • still missing 9/30Sherry, Fri Sep 30 4:13pm
        The last time anyone saw them was last Saturday, the 24th. This morning a guy called me and said he'd seen the puppy running up the road toward his daughter's house. That is the area where they were... more
        • I just get tears in my eyes and pain in myJacque, Gabby Jack Ranch, Sat Oct 1 2:15am
          heart when I think about this. I pray that they are safe, together, and found soon. Bless your heart...this must be horrifying.
    • Still missingSherry, Wed Sep 21 10:05am
      Nothing has changed here except I'm so depressed I can hardly breathe. There has been no sight of them. Cotton is pregnant and due in less than 4 weeks. I just don't understand why she hasn't managed ... more
    • Oh, no...I am so sorry. This is one of my Jacque, Gabby Jack Ranch, Wed Sep 21 12:27am
      worst nightmares. I pray that all of your dogs find their way safely back home.
    • Gosh-I'm so sorry---I wish I lived closer I would come Debbie-FernRidge , Tue Sep 20 12:53pm
      search--prayers your way--positive thoughts they will find their way home!
    • PrayersTrysh/French Quarter Labradoodles, Tue Sep 20 9:17am
      Prayers being sent your way. I know you must be frantic. Please keep us posted. Trysh
    • oh Sherry I'm so sorry. Prayers for sureMaureen - Labradoodle Ranch, Tue Sep 20 9:00am
      for a safe return of all your dogs.
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