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Dog found adrift in Tampa Bay had loving owner who died
Tampa Bay Times ^ | Jan 8, 2014 | Claire Wiseman

Posted on 01/08/2014 6:42:07 PM PST by Innovative

Before the little brown dog became Gracie, before she was rescued while treading water in Tampa Bay and before she ran away, Gracie was Baby, and she was loved.

Knotts, 40, died suddenly in October and Baby was passed to a third roommate, who ultimately decided to give her to a new caretaker she found through Craigslist.

The dog was with that owner for a few days before running away in early December, Clements said.

(Excerpt) Read more at tampabay.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: doggieping
Her back story is just coming to light.

Earlier story about her rescue and adoption:

Dog found treading water in Tampa Bay has new owner, new name

1 posted on 01/08/2014 6:42:07 PM PST by Innovative
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To: Joe 6-pack

doggieping — back story of a previous story of the rescue


2 posted on 01/08/2014 6:42:43 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

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3 posted on 01/08/2014 6:44:12 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Innovative

A nice story and a lucky dog.

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4 posted on 01/08/2014 6:53:39 PM PST by Mears
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To: Innovative

I guess only Gracie knows how she ended up in Tampa Bay. It was a bit of a bumpy ride for her, but now she’s home again.


5 posted on 01/08/2014 6:55:52 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: Innovative

Poor dog. I bet she was trying to get back to where her beloved master lived. I am so glad she was recued.


6 posted on 01/08/2014 6:58:12 PM PST by Spunky
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To: Innovative

I’m not buying the story that she “just ran away” and somehow, by magic, ended up in the middle of the bay. She didn’t swim two miles out by herself. That third roommate dumped her out there. Sub-human, sub-mammalian slime.


7 posted on 01/08/2014 7:23:46 PM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Innovative

!


8 posted on 01/08/2014 7:26:31 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: Innovative

My screen is getting blurry...


9 posted on 01/08/2014 7:48:36 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Mears

One of my cats is named Lucky.

We found him, starving and dehydrated, in a Kroger Market’s parking lot during a stretch of hot weather in the month of September 5 years ago.

When I stopped the truck and got out, calling to him, he came right to me. We’ve had him ever since. He is small, black and white, and will run off any other cats that come onto our property.

We think he ended up in that parking lot by wandering from a near-by residential neighborhood. He’s mine now, and sleeps on my feet at night.

Have I ever rescued dogs? Yep. I’m an equal opportunity animal rescuer, and this isn’t the first one I’ve mentioned on FR.


10 posted on 01/08/2014 8:46:50 PM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: SatinDoll

When I was on my bicycle riding home from school (many many years ago). I heard a sound in the ditch so I stopped to check it out.

It was a healthy young tom cat that someone had tied up tightly in a 5 pound cloth flour bag and thrown into the ditch. It wasn’t a road that many people would be walking or biking down, mostly just cars. It might have been a long time till someone else found him.

He slept on my pillow for the rest of his life. I have made a number of rescues over the years.


11 posted on 01/08/2014 8:56:15 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Innovative

12 posted on 01/09/2014 3:27:28 AM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: ottbmare

More likely it was the person that third roommate found on Craigslist. Everyone needs to know — if they don’t already — that Craigslist is a favorite source for animals for those who want to abuse them. While it’s possible to find a good home that way, the odds are against it. Many people pose as “good families”, etc... so they can get their hands on an animal who is “free to a good home” — and the hell for that animal begins then. There are far better and safer ways to rehome animals.


13 posted on 01/09/2014 4:34:38 AM PST by JLLH
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To: Ditter

Bless you for your kind heart - and for sharing your story. It restores faith in humanity to read stories like yours.


14 posted on 01/09/2014 4:35:49 AM PST by JLLH
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To: JLLH

You’re probably right. But it’s still ultimately the responsibility of the roommate, since everyone knows, or should know, not to use Craigslist to rehome animals for just this reason.


15 posted on 01/09/2014 6:09:51 AM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: SatinDoll

“Yep. I’m an equal opportunity animal rescuer,”

Good for you and lucky Lucky.

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16 posted on 01/09/2014 7:02:42 AM PST by Mears
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To: ottbmare

“But it’s still ultimately the responsibility of the roommate, since everyone knows, or should know, not to use Craigslist to rehome animals for just this reason.”

That, too.


17 posted on 01/09/2014 3:45:20 PM PST by JLLH
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To: Innovative
A couple of years ago, a dog swam up to kayaker Rory O'Connor in Siesta Key (Sarasota). O'Connor had a camera running on his boat, which videoed the whole incident.

It turned out the dog's owner had been killed by a drunk driver. The dog had fled the scene several miles away. The deceased owner was also into kayaking and had a yellow boat similar to O'Connor's.

18 posted on 01/09/2014 4:05:10 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody
Wow.

5.56mm

19 posted on 01/09/2014 4:06:55 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: SatinDoll

A Kroger cat! They are the best kind.


20 posted on 01/10/2014 8:22:33 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Ken H

Looks like the doggy will get spoiled, and that is a good thing in this case.


21 posted on 01/10/2014 12:53:45 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Ditter

Yes you have Ditter. :)


22 posted on 01/12/2014 8:28:21 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty
You aren't going to tell them about the dog I stole are you? :)
23 posted on 01/12/2014 8:33:51 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter

LOL I think you just did. :)


24 posted on 01/12/2014 9:09:16 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

Oh well the statute of limitations has run out on that one. :D


25 posted on 01/13/2014 6:43:25 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter

ROTFLOL


26 posted on 01/13/2014 8:59:19 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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