Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Long Island, New York
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That is terrifying and I know how horrible you feel afterward. When I first moved into my house many years ago one of my four dogs disappeared one evening when they were taken out to the backyard. We didn't have the fence installed yet and I didn't realize she was missing for about 10 minutes. I remember searching the whole house, the closets, the tubs, everywhere.
Finally I realized she was gone and set out to search. She was nowhere to be seen. I searched on foot and then by car. The terror and helplessness I felt were totally encompassing. Two hours later, about 11:00 at night I went out once more and there she was, across a busy street, headed toward me, reflected in the headlights of an oncoming car. Everything in me was screaming but I dared not, lest I cause her to hesitate. Somehow, miraculously, she made it back to the safety of my arms and my home, to suffer nothing more than an infected paw.
They can take years off our lives. Thank God your baby made it back in your arms. I truly feel for you.