From: L.W. Thompson lwthomp@indwes.edu
Date: Sun May 7, 2000 9:01pm
Subject: Search for Barbie Day 13

I am getting so frustrated by people calling to tell me "I saw a beagle about three days ago at the root beer stand, or maybe it was by McDonalds..." What I want most in the world is for someone to call and say "I have your dog, she's got a pink and purple with yellowish green nifty looking collar on and a green rabies tag from the Wolcottville vet clinic".

John and I spent a bunch more time combing the neighborhoods where Barbie is reported to have been seen. We ate a picnic lunch at the High School athletic field, along with Beasley and Cody. We drove, around more and handed out more flyers.

The highlight of the day is that a local police officer stopped me to talk about Barbie while I was leaving WalMart. The dog that the neighbor kids had seen several days ago had been caught by the animal control officers and he had *hoped* that it was Barbie, but it wasn't. I guess at least that's one dog that *isn't* Barbie that I can check off the list.

Another dog that *isn't* Barbie is a small young Bagle (Basset/Beagle cross) who some people had reported seeing, believing that she was Barbie. We spent about 3 hours chasing down dead ends until we realized that the dog the people on the street thought was Barbie really *wasn't*. Of course, you never know until you see it with your own eyes, so regardless of the time it takes, I'm willing to investigate anything.

Tomorrow I'm going to see if the Humane Society people can set a "Have-a-Heart" trap using some of my dirty clothes in the vicinity of the High School, and hopefully we'll find Barbie that way.

Leann & Beasley
Missing Barbie
http://beagle.jumpfamily.com/

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