Skip to comments.Sinatra, a blue-eyed Husky from Brooklyn, turns up in Seffner after 18 months missing
Posted on 11/25/2018 6:53:22 AM PST by a little elbow grease
SEFFNER The bookends are clear in the life of Sinatra, a 5-year-old, brown-and-white, blue-eyed Husky.
Beloved by his teenage owner and her parents, Sinatra disappeared after the girl died in a tragic gun accident.
Then earlier this month, he wandered into a neighborhood where people tracked down his family and arranged for them to be reunited this Sunday.
But Sinatra cant explain what happened in between an 18-month, 1,200 mile journey that took him from his home in Brooklyn to the streets of Seffner. Neither can his owners or the family who found him.
I didnt believe it at first, but when I saw the picture, I broke down in tears, said Lesmore Willis of Brooklyn, whose 16-year-old daughter Zion Willis died in the accident at a friends house in November 2015. The dog had been Zions constant companion.
Rose Verrill, 13, found the dog wandering near her Lenna Avenue home in Seffner and her family launched a search with help from friend Jeanne Baldi. A local veterinarian removed an identification chip from Sinatra but couldnt recover much information.
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Merry Christmas .....
And I thought it was amazing about thirty years ago when my friend's dog made his way back home to Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA after escaping from a home he was visiting about fifteen miles away.
This is rather different, to say the least.
On Sunday, a friend of Verrills will travel to Baltimore with Sinatra, and Willis will meet them there.
Of course hes getting a big hug as soon as I see him, Willis said. Sinatra always loved turkey legs at Thanksgiving, so Im saving him a big turkey leg for when he returns home.
Hey Mr. Willis, don't forget to remove that bone and those tendons off that drumstick before the good poochie feasts.
Do you think this dog jumped on a long distance delivery truck or what?
When a Siberian Husky is found wandering, it will be picked up by someone.
A chip is useless if the people installing it can't spell or get the phone number right.
It’s a possibility, however, I believe the dog probably went looking for his missing friend. Tragic story all around, with a somewhat happy ending. But as is always the case, never the same life as before the tragedy occurred.
Huskies love to roam.
My friend has two. Those dogs will take off any chance they get
For the record, giving a boney drumstick to a pooch is just fine... as long as it is uncooked. It's the cooking that makes bones brittle and able to splinter that is the problem (destroys the small intestine).
I've been feeding my now-12-yo golden raw chicken, with bones, all her life. Includes a LOT of chicken quarters and turkey necks over the years.
He did it his way.
“Verrill said that whatever happened, shes pretty sure he didnt walk the whole way.”
He hitched a ride with the invading Caravan! ;)
That may be close, but he would have been going the wrong way.
Maybe Ralph Cramden (Honeymooners) gave him a ride on his bus.
LOL................ post of the day!
I planned each charted course ..... Each careful step along the byway ....... And more, much more than this ........ I did it my way
bigbob ......... you made my day!
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