Full article that I found on readlarrypowell.com
Izzy, a victim of burglary...
We have a number of items on the agenda today and one of them is going to simultaneously tear at your heart and make you mad enough to make burglary a capital crime.
Izzy, a Havanese that belongs to two little girls and a mom and dad in Plano, was stolen in the robbery at the petsitters' home -- while the kids were on vacation with their dad and mom.
Dad Duane Newman says, "The 3-year-old (Marin) doesn't get it. The 6-year-old (Remy) is doing better. The mom (Shonda) -- not so good."
So, two families and the neighbors are upset by this theft and they are hoping to get more eyes looking for Izzy.
We first heard of this story from the Newmans' friend and neighbor Don Horen who told us that Izzy came into the family about six months ago after the Newmans lost their 12-year-old cat, Solomon, to cancer. The little girls "took the loss very hard," Don says. So, the family brought in Izzy and the girls, naturally, fell in love with the puppy.
Last week the Newmans went on their annual family vacation and a neighbor family volunteered to host Izzy during the week. Two weeks ago, that neighbor family had lost their family dog of 13 years to illness. They also have two girls, ages 12 and 8, and thought it would be nice to have a dog around the house for a while.
Here you see a traditional photo of Izzy, then, there is this photo of Izzy with a sign message to Izzy's "kids." Izzy's pet-sitting family e-mailed that photo to the kids while they were on vacation. The good-natured, loving gesture is now nothing but poignant.