Sat Oct 1, 2011 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 I'm going to take a blanket the other dogs... Diamond (Peri's mom,) Keogh and her pups... have been sleeping on for the last two weeks. I'm hoping their smells will calm Peri and we'll eventually be able to catch her. Also going to call the animal shelter and see if they have any of the large traps available. since Peri is small (around 20 pounds.)

As for Cotton, I'm afraid. I guess that says it all. Several people have warned me there is a man right there who shoots every dog he sees because he has horses and people "should keep their dogs locked up." One lady, who was in an altercation with him last year, told him the next time his horses were on her property, she was going to shoot THEM. The lady who called this morning said they heard shooting over his way yesterday.

The weather has gotten dramatically colder... highs in the 50s (versus the 70s a couple days ago) and lows the last few nights in the 40s, supposed to go down into the 30s tomorrow night. 30-50% chance of rain over the next couple days as well.

We need prayers and incantations and anything else that might help.

  • Prayers and good thoughts neededSherry, Mon Sep 19 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... more
    • 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
    • Peri — Sherry, Sat Oct 1 11:16am
      • 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
    • 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
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