Stolen Fern reunited after 6 years….Watch the video!

Wow…what a night!
The call came in at 4:30 pm from the wonderful staff at Twyford Veterinary practice to say they had a dog found straying and her chip shows as being mine. As you can imagine my heart leapt and I needed to hear it several times! It was her!
I couldn’t wait another second so as soon as the kids were ready and Tom was home we jumped in the car and drove to the ferry.
Still not really daring to believe we arrived in Reading at 8:50 pm.

The staff were incredible and stayed on late so we could come and get her tonight. I showed the lovely nurse Stephanie my documents, ID , Ferns chip certificate and crime number . I was so impressed how professional everyone was ensuring this girl was going home to her rightful owners.
Fern was showing a little bit of anxiety and fear towards male colleagues at the practice so I decided to approach her alone to start with….

From the second the door opened I knew it was her. I’m not sure she knew me but none the less she was happy to see anyone happy to see her!

She is smelly, scabby, itchy and clearly had pups but not in terrible general condition.

As I write we are sat on a ferry waiting to leave at 3am to get home on the beautiful Isle of Wight and start the first day of the rest of her life with us.

It’s been an agonising, heart wrenching, sick making, sleepless night endusing ordeal for 2272 days. The few things I am thankful for is that I met Paula who has helped from the very first day. She’s become like family to me and mine and I’ll always be so grateful to her and she’s definitely stuck with us now. I’m also so humbled by every single one of you who shared, sent love, messages, searched the net, phoned me and everything else. It’s meant so much to know I wasn’t alone in looking for her.

Lastly… The power of the microchip!
I religiously updated my details on that chip and checked several times a year it was up to date. If the wonderful person who found her and took her to Twyford only knew ( he will tomorrow when I ring him) that tiny act and tiny bit of technology have changed my life for the better.

Whoever had her fed her well and for that I am grateful…but she was never yours to keep and now she’s home where she belongs.

So much to learn about her and a lot of adjusting to do but we will slowly make her feel like the queen she is!

This page will stay open with updates on how she is getting on.

Again, I’m forever in your debt. You’ve all kept me going.

Our Karma caught up with us today. It was a long time coming but boy am I relieved it found me.

Follow Fern’s DogLost timeline here…

Watch the video here…


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    Barbara Bentley 1 year ago

    So very happy for you all. It surely gives some hope to others waiting for that call.

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    Patlucky 1 year ago

    That was so lovely to read.
    I wonder if they are over the shock now.
    They had all their Christmases at once.
    So glad she is home xx

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