To the editor:
To begin, I want to say how proud I am to live in a community like Craig. I have lived here my whole life and it seems that whenever anyone needs help there is always someone willing to lend a hand.
This past Wednesday I had one of my worst fears come true — I came home from work to find one of my seven month old Lab/Boxer puppies missing. I, like so many people, consider my dogs as my children and I cannot imagine my life without them.
After hours of my family and dear friends whistling, calling, driving, and walking; and searching culverts, ditches, neighborhoods and the like, somewhere around 11 p.m. we called it a night.
At first daylight I was out searching again and waiting for the shelters to open. After a few phone calls I found her and I am so relieved to have her back home with me. There are a couple of people I would like to thank for this happy reunion.
First, I would like to say a giant thank you to the kind, wonderful young man who picked up a stray dog on the side of the road out north of town and then took her to Craig Veterinary Hospital. That dog was my Loka.
You didn’t have to stop and pick her up, but you did and there is nothing I can say to truly express how thankful I am. You are a true gentleman and hero in my eyes!
Secondly, a big thank you to Craig Police Department for not ticketing the crazy lady, who was driving late at night searching for her grand-dog! Not only that but also for calling your fellow officers on duty to keep an eye out for her. What little sleep I got that night was from knowing that you were watching out for her!
Finally, a huge thank you to Craig Veterinary Hospital — Wayne Davis, Diana, Faith and the others at the clinic for giving her food, water, lots of love and a warm place to sleep! You truly have no idea of how you have touched me and what you have done!
We are so blessed to have you in our community! I prayed that she would be safe overnight and when I picked her up you made it clear that if she wasn’t home she was in the next best place. Thank You just doesn’t cover it.
“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever,” Unknown.