From: L.W. Thompson email@example.com
Date: Wed Jun 7, 2000 8:16pm
Subject: Search for Barbie Day 44
Every time I think nobody will call with a beagle sighting, I get another call. Today was a good example.
I got a call while I was at work from the wife of one of the professors, so I went on my lunch to visit the dog that her son had found. When I arrived at the house, the dog (a male, about 5 or so years old) was resting comfortably underneath the family's trampoline. Yes, you read correctly -- it was a male. The Mom was a bit embarrassed that they'd forgotten to check the sex of the dog before getting me to come out, but I'm not upset. At least by seeing this dog, I know which dog had been seen in that area. They did tell me that they'd seen another beagle hanging together with this one, so there's still the chance that Barbie might be in that area.
On my walk with Beasley, a man in a pickup truck was admiring Beaz, so I talked with him for a bit about Barbie. He thought he may have seen an "out of place" looking beagle recently, and he promised to let me know once he double checked.
When I got home from my walk, I got a call from a gentleman who I'd talked to the first weekend after Barbie escaped. He said that he thought he'd seen her in the area of the American Legion hall. So I trucked out that direction to see if I could locate the dog that he'd been seeing, but when I arrived there was no beagle to be seen. Fortunately, he had promised to keep looking out for her.
I checked to see if any activity had taken place by the dog food that I'd put out, and wonder of wonders, it looks like someone has been by to eat some. Now I just need to figure out what time the dogs come by that area so I can get a glimpse of the dogs that come to eat there.
In reality, I'm no closer to finding Barbie back than I was the day she escaped, but now the search has just become a part of my life. Like walking the dog in the morning, it's just something that I do every day.
Leann & Beasley