Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Story Of Jazz's Return

I know I posted this photo the other day but just wanted to show Jazz again! I have had several people ask for the story of his return. November of last year he followed Ida Belle (our black lab) off. Here is the post from last year. We were all so upset and missed him so much, he is such a sweet little thing with lots of energy!
If you read the post from last year you will see that we looked and looked for him and even went down to the main road and ask around at the houses there. Don't know exactly what happened about that because......here is the story....

About a month or two ago, I was talking to a friend, that is the 1st cousin of my SIL and also a teacher at Hunter's school. She was asking me if I wanted a Basset hound, she was trying to give it away to us because she knew that we had plenty of oustside space for it to run and play. I told her that we didn't want it. She said she wanted to keep him but she lives with her mom and they have their Yorkie inside and her mom didn't want another dog. So we started talking about Yorkies! I was telling her about Jazz and how much we missed him and all of that. She said "Kristie, I know where your dog is!" It was cold during the nights when he left so we figured he had died or someone had picked him up. Of course, when she said this my heart started pounding and I asked where.

So the story is...he showed up late one night at a house down on the main road, half starved and had a cut on his foot. They kept him for about 2 weeks and gave him to another teacher at Hunter's school. Now the house he showed up at was also a teacher! How weird is that??? Anyway, I really didn't know what to do or say, so I had to think about how to handle the situation. So I contacted her, not to really ask for him back, but to see how he was doing. I just didn't feel right asking for him back after they had cared for him for almost a year. So I gave her the link to my post from when he was missing. She was very nice and said I will call you back in a few minutes. She called back and said that she had told her children (teenage) and they thought the right thing to do was to give him back to us! She said that if it had been her dog to start with and had went missing she would hope that they would give it back to her. So she asked if we could meet her in about an hour. Of course we said "yes" Now the boys did not know anything about it because I didn't want them hurt if she didn't give him back. So we met her and she gave him to us, and his toys that they had bought. I really felt bad, because they were all crying but my family had been upset too. She was very nice about it all and everytime she sees Hunter at school she asks about him. They had cut his hair because it was tatted real bad while he was lost. But he was fine and they took great care of him.

When we got home, I brought him in the house and the boys went wild! They knew instantly it was Jazz! Jazz was so excited and happy, he ran right over to where we always kept his toys trying to find them. It was a good day and it is nice to know that there are great people in this world!!

So that is the story! He was gone for almost a year and is back home now!!!
Kristie

10 comments:

jillquilts said...

How sweet!!! I'm so glad that they thought to give him back and that he remembered where his toys were and that he was so happy to see you guys!

Maybe that family could take the basset hound! lol

Libby said...

WOW!!! That is one lucky dog to be loved by that many people..and to survive outside!! Glad he is home where he belongs!

I always loved hearing about Ida Belle!! I remember when she was a puppy..knocking down the Christmas tree!

Vesuviusmama said...

I remember when he disappeared - how great to hear the story of his return!

Yvette said...

God bless those people!

Texan said...

oh my gosh, I am so glad Jazz was okay all this time :O). I remember when he went missing...

Me said...

My mom at Quilts Unlimited shared a link to your blog about Jazz's return. That's amazing and so heartwarming. What a wonderfully caring family and what a lesson, though painful, that mom taught her children about how doing the right thing can be so difficult.

Jeanne said...

I'm so glad there's a happy ending! Jazz is back home where he belongs.

Floss said...

What a great ending, even if it was a bit long coming.

Honey Bear said...

Jazz is such a cute puppy and I am so glad you got her back. Such nice people who obviously loved her but did the right thing by giving her back.

Guðrún said...

This is a happy ending!!!