DESSA IS HOME!!
At 2:45am on Tuesday morning, we received a large bang on the door. What crazy drunk is trying to get into our house? Not that we've ever had that problem before. Ignore the bang. A few moments later the bang again only louder this time. Thankful for a security system, I could look at my phone to see who was at the door. Why is Anchorage Police Department at my door. Shake Hubby awake. Confused and wondering what in the world - Hubby comes in and says, you better come out. What in the world could be going on... There's my DESSA girl!!
Oh the smile on the sweet dog's face when she heard my voice! We were in complete shock. A man found her back at the trailhead where I had lost her. After a week of checking the trail both morning and night, we were in a place of thinking she wasn't going to make it home, so we stopped checking. Well, thanks to a facebook post on the Lost & Found Pets page, a stranger finding Dessa and posting pictures at the exact time a friend of his saw his post and knew of my post and connected us with each other. The man who found her contacted APD. Officer picked her up and brought her to the house! Say what?!?! That rarely happens, but they saw that we had lost her 2 weeks ago and wanted to see if she was our dog. What an answer to prayers!
Other than being hungry and dehydrated, she did have a cut on her leg that required stitches to heal. Otherwise - she's back to herself and ready to go out hiking again! What an adventure she must have had - if only she could tell us!
We had plans to go camping in Whittier and do some shrimping this weekend - so Dessa has already had a new adventure with us! She wanted so badly to go hiking around, but doctor orders were to limit her activity. Can you see her sweet head behind to two goofy kiddos?
Always a great time shrimping in Whittier
and become more fun as the kids are able to do more in the process. They have so much fun throwing the heads overboard.
We were blessed with some very nice sized shrimp and a catch of 300 after only two sets! YUMMY!
The view of Turnagain Arm never gets old and
memories like this fill my heart!
Of course the summer hiking season is upon us too! Yes - I said summer even though we are wear gloves and winter hats. The wind was howling on our annual birthday hike - but we enjoyed every moment of it. I originally planned this hike as away to make my favorite trail a positive trail again - as this is the same trail I lost Dessa on. How wonderful that we were able to hike it the very evening she made it home. (Trust me - she heard me getting my gear ready and was wagging her tail ready to join me - not this time sweet Dessa - you got to heal up first!)
Happy Father's Day! Spent the day 'working' by handing out tattoos and Root Beer - I love my new job!
We hope your summer adventures are in full swing!
Happy Summer Solstice