Hello! I wanted to write and tell you THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
I am still
in amazement that Georgia is home safe and sound. The last two weeks have been such journey, and I cannot imagine doing it
without your help! I feel like I focused on nothing else except for finding her!!! I slept so soundly last night, and it was
nice. If it were not for you, our big beautiful baby would not be home right now!
Georgia is sleeping in spurts as you said that she would, and eats the small amounts of food we are giving her very
quickly. She spent last night at the vet which I hated to leave her, but our vet said it was the best thing for her. She actually
lost 10 lbs, and the ticks were absolutely countless. Some of them were as big as dimes. I could just tell that she was miserable.
Now, she is lying on my husband's lap next to the other two hounds, with not a single live tick on her. I can see that she
is resting so much more comfortably and is happy. She jumps at small things and has forgotten to potty outside, but I think
these will get better as the weeks go on. I am looking forward to the house getting back to normal, her tail knocking everything
over, the trail of water all over the kitchen, the whining and howling when I get home, and the lovely slobber on my furniture.
Oh how I have missed it!!!
We appreciate your help more than
you will ever know, you are truly amazing! If it weren't for your calming presence over the phone, your patience (especially
with my lack of sense of direction), your honesty, expertise, encouragement, and easy to understand, exact directions- we
never could have survived! I really felt as if everytime I talked to you that you wanted to bring Georgia home just as bad
as we did. I always felt as if you had a true desire to figure out where she was and what she was doing, and you were always
very focused and reassuring. Looking at how busy you are, I do not know how you keep everything straight.
Thank you for taking the initiative to do the signs, I think I was at my lowest
those couple of days and it helped my momentum. It is a hard feeling to describe that I had in my gut the entire time she
was gone. I wanted to fix things and bring her home, but I did not know where to start or how to keep going sometimes. Sitting
in the woods for two days that weekend with two dogs, a toddler, and tuna spray- with no dog found, was very disappointing
to say the least!! Then to find another bloodhound that matched her description.....was not fun. Everytime I was at my lowest,
you were there to help me regroup and refocus. Not to mention living 2 hours away and having to leave her. The two weeks were
extremely long and exhausting!
Everything we did is all worth
it now that we have her back. I would do it all over again if I had to. In the end, the knowledge that we learned from you
is what brought her back. Dogs travel at night, and in the early am. My mother-in-law knew to go early (6am) in the morning
to look for her, take food, and to sit and wait for Georgia to come to her. We had thoroughly prepared her for this moment,
thanks to you! All of the signs and sightings, are what kept us going. I am writing about our story now, I want to get it
down on paper while the memories are fresh.
I will get it to
you soon. I never imagined that I would be writing this so soon, I am so glad she is a found story!!!
I don't know how you do all that you do everyday, but thank you for sharing your
time, knowledge, expertise, and caring heart with us.
you and your dogs,