Skip to comments.Dog and owner reunite after 10 years
Posted on 11/01/2009 6:28:03 PM PST by combat_boots
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Man and dog reunite for the first time in a decade.
Gary Rowley greeted his Boxer-lab mix "Brindle" Sunday morning with a smile and a leash.
"His coloring hasn't changed except his gray snout. [It] used to be black. But my god! I didn't realize he was so thin! He's definitely taller!"
(Excerpt) Read more at johnshepler.com ...
Both of your links go to an advertising site with nothing to do with the story.
Here’s the real link
Wow...that link was begging for VIDEO. Alas....
In September, a family in Oklahoma found Brindle under a bush. Amy Rohde and her family nursed the dog back to health. The vet found a pet microchip implanted in Brindle’s neck, and the microchip indicated the dog belonged to Rowley.
Rowley says he felt the hair on his neck stand up after learning his dog had been found.
What seems odd to me is that despite the chip implanted in the dog’s neck, it took a decade before anyone found the chip or called authorities. I thought the point of chips was an immediate identification. Ten years is a very long time. Makes you think twice about the efficacy of those chip implants. Maybe the old fashioned license plate around the neck with the name of the dog, and the owners address and phone # made more sense.
Poor thing. At least he can live out the rest of his life in a home with a caring owner.
The dog was very thin and in pretty rough shape. Doesn’t sound like anyone had taken it to a vet, so how would anyone find the chip?
Could it be possible for a dog to live on his own for 10 years?
Well clearly someone had the dog all this time and didn’t want to find the original owners.
Thanks for fixing the link to the story. I made the post after reading about the Navy SEALs and the fellow who lost his job over East (earlier posts on FR). This holiday season is going to be ‘different.’ I thought finding this kind of a story would be a respite.
Then the link didn’t work correctly.
Apologies to the forum.
Still ‘Dog’ is ‘God’ spelled backwards. I love my dogs—which I can say here because I don’t want them to get ‘the big head’ and go Hollywood on me.
heartwarming story! I hope that Brendle had good people care for him. bummer that they ignored returning him to the owners.
“Could it be possible for a dog to live on his own for 10 years?”
I kinda doubt it.
He may have been taken in for a while but never taken to a vet.