Where oh where…

Mehrad and Liz Houman lived in San Diego with their little terrier mix dog named “Mishka.”  Mehrad would take the dog to work with him at his auto garage. One July day the dog was sniffing around the property and never came back. Mehrad looked for her and called, but then had to bring the bad news home that their Mishka had run away. That was the story for nearly 9 months. Her collar had the family’s phone number. “I never gave up,” Liz said Thursday. “I put up over a thousand flyers. I had a flyer on my back windshield. I wore her leash whenever I would look for her.

Last month, police in Harper Woods, Michigan responded to a stray dog call that turned out to be little Mishka. The officers took her Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society, where they discovered she was microchipped and 2,000 miles away from San Diego. The Houmans were thrilled to know she was safe, but confused how the tiny dog managed to cover so much ground.  When the call came, the Houmans were leaving for a flight to visit family in Minneapolis, and immediately upon landing, Mehrad drove straight to Detroit to pick up their missing pooch, The dog instantly recognized Mehrad and happily started “jumping in her cage” when she saw him. When he returned home, she began excitedly licking daughter Elizabeth. “It was like I’ve been missing my kid so that’s I think, what anybody would do to go get their kid back,” Mehrad said.

Veterinarian Nancy Pillsbury examined 3-year-old Mishka, gave her a rabies shot and cleared her to travel home to California. “She was clean, well-fed. Whoever had her took good care of her,” Nancy said. Mishka also learned a new trick during her unexplained absence — how to sit on command — increasing the Houmans’ suspicions she had been stolen. Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society described Mishka’s story as “a tale that Hollywood would love to tell. This is the happy ending we all wanted.” They are grateful to have their beloved pet back and to the person who found her, they told Fox 2. “It’s a 100% miracle, and we never gave up hope. And I knew that we were going to get her back,” Liz Houman said.

Lost dog jokes

While flying from Denver to Kansas City, Kansas my mother was sitting across the aisle from a woman and her eight-year-old son. Mom couldn’t help laughing as they neared their destination and she heard the mother say to the boy, “Now remember run to daddy first, then the dog.” 

I used to be in a band, we were called ‘Lost dog.’
You’ve probably seen our posters…

If dogs could talk, it would take a lot out of the fun of having one. 

Pal 1: I used to think I was a Beagle, but the psychiatrist fixed me up.
Pal 2: How are you doing now?
Pal 1:  I am doing great just feel my nose. 

April 11th Birthdays

1984 – Kelli Garner, 1948 – Ellen Goodman, 1939 – Louise Lasser, 1974 – Tricia Helfer

1994 – Marcus Johns, 1913 – Oleg Cassini,  1931 – Rupert Murdoch, 1982 – Matt Ryan

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