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Hopalong Hollow, where the Blueberries grow sweet, and the moss feels soft beneath your feet.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A happy ending!!!

My dear friends, A thousand times I thank you for your kindness, your concern and your prayers.  I spent an anxious day at an art event I had to attend. It was difficult to put a fake smile on my face and make pleasant conversation when I had this burden and worry on my brain. I had called the local Humane Society earlier in the morning and the lady in charge said "Well I hope SO AND SO doesn't get a-hold of your dog, he'll mistreat him and you'll never see him again!"  Oh great, another thing to worry about all day.  Meanwhile, James drove the back roads, the bi-ways, walked acres of woods, passed out posters and flyers and talked to dozens of farmers and neighbors looking for our doggy. We live in a county where the houses are scattered hither and thither in a weird and haphazard manner, over miles and miles of country. NO one had seen our dog and one man threatened James, demanding he NOT place a poster on "HIS" telephone pole. James was ready to pound the guy, when the man noticed the poster was about a lost dog... and he  apologized profusely.  When James picked me up after the show, I was despondent upon learning of no new developments. Do you know what kept me from being a complete basket case all day? It was your kind comments and concerns and prayers and best wishes, that's what. Do you know what we found when we pulled onto our property? A filthy, muddy,wet doggy, covered in ticks and cockle-burs and weed seeds; sitting on our bridge BEHIND the fence! I do not know HOW he got home, or HOW he got into the fenced yard, or WHO brought him home, if anybody. But I think it was all of you.. thank you my dear blogger friends, thank you. Keats is home!
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After a quick brushing and a big meal , the weary wanderer sleeps... and now I can sleep too.

40 comments:

  1. My dear, dear friend... This news is the greatest! I am so happy Keats is home, safe and sound... I think this is enough stress for you for quite some time, yes? Give him a big hug.
    love you,
    Penny

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  2. Oh, Thank God. I know exactly how relieved you are. It is such a weight lifted from us when they return. Give that big ol doggy another hug from me. Deb

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  3. I love happy endings. I hope Keats sleeps well tonight. I know his Mom will.

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  4. Blessings! So glad he made it back, I prayed for him and you all last night.

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  5. Oh Thank goodness!!
    I just came over and read the good news (not having read the pre-post) What an ordeal !! So glad he found his way back to you and James and his brother!!!
    Oh my, your poor heart must have gone through a wringer, thank the Lord for happy endings! Hope those BIG BOYS never get an urge go a wandering in the future!!
    Sending Hugs and warmth, Linnie

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  6. Oh joy and happiness abounding here for you and your baby who was lost but now is found......YAY

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  7. I'm so glad I got to read that there is a happy ending before I knew you had a lost doggie! I've experienced that heart-pounding worry when your pup's disappeared and I'm so glad that your sweetie it back home safely.

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  8. So, pleased, welcome home Keats.

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  9. God cares, He heard our prayers and Keats is back home where he belongs.

    I am sitting here with a huge smile on my face.

    Yay, God!

    FlowerLady

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  10. Oh how I love a happy ending like this! Tell Keats no more adventures in the woods. Hugs to you Jeri. I can truly relate to how hard it is to work when your mind and heart is filled with worry over a furry child.

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  11. Welcome home Keats! Great news.
    Thank you to the person who brought him home.

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  12. Well, that little stinker! He was off having a grand time while we all worried about him! I hope he now realizes that grand adventures are not all they're cut out to be (sounds like a story line for one of your books!). How he came to be inside the fence is another interesting story....but where's the will, there's the way. He either made a way under/over that fence, or some kind soul knew he belonged there and helped him in.

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  13. I'm late, but ever so happy and relieved. WELL! This wanderer is a wonderer and well-traveled canine! TO KEATS: Next time son, leave mum a note to tell her you are just exploring!

    Dearest friend, the power of prayer of faith, hope and love....these three cords cannot be easily broken!

    We are so relieved and let's step into this weekend lazying around with Keats, dreaming of newly discovered heights! (and mud patches!!!!!)

    With love, Anita

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  14. OH HAPPY DAY!! I am so relieved to hear that Keats is back home safe and sound, even though dirty! I gave up checking your posts about 6PM last night and said a few more prayers later on before going to bed. Today's prayers will be of Thanksgiving!!! Indeed, the power of prayer is immeasurable.

    Don't you just wonder where Keats went and what he did? I know the lady at the Humane Society meant well, but goodness, what a thing to say to someone who is already worried sick! Your experience with Keats makes me wonder if my husband and I should investigate those chip things that can be implanted under the skin of our pets. I haven't seriously considered them in the past, but can't help but wonder if they might be a good thing. I don't know how it all works, but I do know that our vet automatically checks for the implants when someone brings in a stray. She said that they have been able to locate owners in the past using that technology. It sounds like no one found Keats this time and that he found his own way back home. So, so glad he's back!

    Enjoy the weekend now, with peace of mind and thankfulness!

    Diane in North Carolina

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  15. Oh good news ! Thank you my God ! I am in late, I haven't see your previous post, but you are happy now, and Keats is safe and sound. torment is away. I wish you a sweet time now with your lovely dog. Nice day Jeri !

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  16. YAY great news. Some thing similar happened to me many years ago! I had an old, half blind, half deaf poodle, Angel. She came up missing in about 2 minutes when I let her out one night. We searched and called. She was gone for 2 weeks. One day my ex husband had to run home from work for something and in the back yard was a filthy skinny Angel! She never would tell us where she was, but all was well after all! I had her for 14 years. Puppies are something else sometimes!

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  17. so, so happy to hear that Keats is back home! I suspect he had a heck of an adventure, but I'm sure he's very happy to be back home!

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  18. Oh Jeri - this is just wonderful. See God answers prayers - I just knew He would bring Keats home. Now enjoy your week-end and get some well needed rest. Hugs!!

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  19. Oh Jeri - such wonderful news. I just knew God would bring your boy home. So glad you can sleep tonight. Take care friend and have a blessed week-end.

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  20. Dear Jeri.... such good news to find this morning. If only he could tell you all which happened while he was on his adventure. Sending hugs and prayers of thanksgiving. B

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  21. Well, what great news. I thought about him yesterday and hoped he had his collar on. I am sure you have spayed them too as that keeps them home more. Sister the weenie, is having blood sugar tests all day and I can't tell you all the people that have told me how so and so's dog went blind with diabetes and I am already scared to death. Keats adventure sound like a good story book to me.

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  22. Oh, happy day! God is merciful and His faithfulness is eternal. Praise His holy name.

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  23. Tears of happiness as I can't even imagine losing one of my canine crew or of never knowing where they had ended up, no one could ever love them the way their moms and dads do. So relieved for Keats, his brother and his parents.

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  24. Dear Jeri,
    I see you added a photo of dear Keats.. He looks very relaxed and happy to be home!

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  25. Oh bless your heart-I'm so happy! I'm so glad he's home!!!! :)

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  26. Jeri, I was thinking of Keats today and wondering if he returned home. So happy to hear that he has! I know your weekend will be a good one! ♥

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  27. I just sat down to check in our your lost Keats! Yeah!
    Sending happy hugs.
    Stacey

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  28. Hi Jeri,

    So happy for you that your dear Keats has come back home where he belongs.
    You must be so relieved. All's well that ends well!
    Happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  29. Oh, what a lovely soft bundle of pure love! I'm so glad your story had such a happy ending. I've been a bit busy lately but am now catching up on my blogger feed. Its always so nice to see what you've been up to! Cindy from TheCranesNest.com

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  30. So glad your pup or baby got home alright. I know how you had to be feeling. These pets are our family. SO glad you had a happy ending with this one.

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  31. Thank you Jesus, the angels led his way..........I am so happy for you and your husband..........blessings friend

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  32. I do so love a story with a happy ending! ~ Sending a happy hug! :)))))

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  33. So happy to hear everything turned out well for you all. ~Christine

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  34. Thank you for wandering over to meet Olivia... I wish I had thought of Boo Boo Bear, kind of fits her... Your comments are always appreciated so much.
    Enjoy your evening,
    love ya!

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  35. Oh, thank goodness, Jeri. I am so glad that Keats returned. I did not want you to have a sad ending to this tale!!!!! So Happy!!!

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  36. So glad Keats is home. We have a Great Pyrenees that lives across our road and tends a flock of goat. Such a good working dog and so smart they are! I can't imagine being without my "guys".

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  37. Oh Jerry I got in on this late BUT was so happy to see Keats was home safe !!
    What a relief for you ~ gosh how beloved our pets are !.
    PS I was on my way over to also give you a special thank you for your kind words and prayers regarding baby Jackson ~ things have improved there too ! :)

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  38. Hi Jeri,
    I was wondering if the big boys (especially Roaming Keats) are behaving??
    Blessings and warmth, Linnie

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  39. What a worry that must have been Jeri. I am sorry I missed that this happened but very happy to know that he is back home where the love is!

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