They found her! Marley – that scrappy little Shih Tzu-Terrier scared rescue dog who dug her way out under a fence when she first arrived at a shelter to survive in sub-zero wind chill, over a foot of snow, coyotes on the prowl all in completely new surroundings for over ten days!!! I can honestly use the word AMAZING here. Marley (see photo below) did it with her warrior spirit and through the unending dedication and work of the team at Eleventh Hour Rescue. The prayers and love sent through the ether by all the animal lovers who followed her story on Facebook and Twitter worked their magic as well. It’s the stuff of movies – a true miracle. Add it to the stories we now read (fairly often) about incredible animals traveling hundreds of miles to find their owners, rescuing tots in need, working everyday with the handicapped, armed forces, police departments and even taking the bus on their own to play in a park!
A friend of a friend, Chris Bavarro wisely said “you have to believe beyond belief.” I get it now. Marley and the team at Eleventh Hour Rescue brought this home to me, and I am grateful once again to all the human angels looking out for people, animals and the environment who are lost, hurt, in trouble or just need a gentle reminder that kindness and love are gifts always in abundance despite headlines to the contrary.
Congratulations to everyone involved in the rescue, those who prayed and especially to Marley who is so well loved!