This is a humble note of thanks to the Key Peninsula community. Our family dog ran away from Bayside Animal Lodge November 7. We were out of town but after quick phone calls friends and family launched a search. As it happens, it was the wife of a brother firefighter who saw Charlie running away towards the light at State Route 302 and KP Highway. That day was the beginning of a family nightmare that as I write has not ended. Charlie is still not home.
Out of our darkest moments, however, there is light. The light has been the love and support that has come from every inch of our community. My post on social media has been widely shared. Many people have reached out to me personally saying that they are looking, offering support, checking vets, Humane Society pages, and sending ideas about what to do next. They are posting signs, checking trail cameras and offering stories of hope. This very tough and emotional experience has wrapped me in a huge hug of KP love that I am drawing strength from, and which astounds me.
I want to thank everyone. Thank you for being the light for us. Thank you for your heart, love and support. Thank you for helping bring Charlie home to his family.
Anne Nesbit, Lakebay
Ed. Note: Charlie is a 2-year-old, 70-pound, fixed male black Labradoodle. Fur is feathery, not short like a Lab. Friendly but skittish.
Ed. Note Addendum: Charlie was found November 27 in the same area where he was lost 20 days earlier. Nesbit wrote, “Thank you to my friends, the countless community members we did not know, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, Fish and Game, the Amazon and FedEx drivers — everyone. We are forever grateful for the love, hope and support showered upon our pup.”
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