Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Griffey Is Home!!

Here he is! I took this pic right before I got on here to report his safe return. Pardon my puffy eye look. That's all his fault. And I'd cried about half my makeup off when we were reunited. But I know you guys just want to see him so I posted it anyway. LOL!

I got a call a couple hours ago from a woman who had him. It sounds like he was only roaming for about 2 or 3 hours Monday morning before he found his way to her house. She has 2 dogs who were out in the yard. Which is undoubtedly why he stopped to visit. She took him in but couldn't get through to the Animal Shelter because of the Columbus Day holiday. She was sick and kind of out of it on Tuesday so she didn't get around to calling again (WTF?!) until this morning. The Shelter directed her to me. He's been hanging out with her, her kids and dogs since Monday morning. She said he's eaten and played and just generally been fine. So while I've been worrying, not eating, not sleeping and exhausting myself searching for him... that little shit had a vacation.

He's home safe and sound. He seems a little out of sorts right now. He was a little jumpy for the first hour that he was home but he's starting to relax. And he's exhausted. I guess all that exploring the neighborhood and playing with kids and dogs just took it right out of him. But he's back in his normal spot doing his normal thing while I'm at the computer as you can see.
Thank you all so much for the support and the prayers. (You were right Amy! St Anthony heard you.) Thanks to all who called and sent e-mails. It truly means so much to me knowing that so many people were worried about the both of us. Because I was truly a wreck. I don't have time to respond to everyone individually so here's a big group {hug}.

Tomorrow morning bright and early I'm flying to NYC with my BFF to celebrate her 40th. In the meantime, I have a million things to do that didn't get done because of the search efforts and very little time to do them. Thank goodness I can now enjoy the trip knowing my boy is home and safe. Oh and the Invisible Fence people are coming next Weds to set us up. I took the day off work next Tues to recover from NYC because I'm exhausted right now. So by then I'll be ready to collapse. But we'll be taking a little trip out that day to get a microchip. I never want to experience the last 2 days again.

Thanks again. We love you guys!

57 comments:

Eliza2006 said...

Thank goodness! I have been worried sick! Enjoy NYC! Welcome home Griffey!!!!

Tiffany

Mommy-To-Channing said...

OH THANK GOD!!! I'm SOOOO HAPPY for you Krista!! I have been checking all day on you. I can relax now knowing Griffey (AKA. Little Shit head...LOL) is home safe in his mommy's arms!!! Enjoy your trip to NYC and I'm sure you'll be having a drink or two!!!
HUGS

Donna said...

Great news!!!!! Sleep well tonight and have a wonderful trip.

Johnny said...

I'm so happy for you. I know the feeling you've been experiencing the last 36 hours and had my fingers crossed for you.

Happy snuggling time together.

PaulaBrett said...

Hallelujah on Griffey's safe return. I don't know what I'd do if my little girl disappeared.

Glad that it all turned out.

Paula

Doris & Dan said...

Happy Day!!! I am so thrilled to see this blog post. I said a prayer for you last night and I kept sending good vibes. I am all teary eyed to see your good news and happy reunion photos.

Now you can defo enjoy your trip!!

Keep smilin!

M3 said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, huge sigh of relief. So happy for you.

thegreybullet said...

I am so relieved to hear your baby is safe and back at home. I know you must have been scared and sick to death with worry. I am glad you can go away now knowing your baby is home and is safe. I think you may need a drink or two to celebrate while in NYC!
Ellen

Kayce said...

YEAH!!! I'm so glad he is home safe and sound!! Enjoy New York!

Debra Sue said...

What great news! I am so glad he was safe. What a relief!

Julie said...

That's awesome, I'm so happy for you!

Abby's Mom said...

Yay! I so glad you have your Griffey back again!!!!! :) What a wonderful picture too :)

Stacy said...

Oh YEAH!!!! I am so happy!!! I have been so worried about both of you!

Wooo HOOOOO!!! YEAH!!!!

Have a wonderful time in NYC! I am so glad you can enjoy your trip now. Talk to you soon!

Mark & Michelle said...

I am so glad to hear that he made his way home!!

I can't imagine how much better you must be feeling.

Congrats on the reuniting!!

Elowyn said...

Oh thank God. So glad he's home safe. Way to take years off your mama's life, Griffey!

wzgirl said...

Absolutely the BEST news I've heard ALL damn day! Welcome home Griffey!!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

So very glad he is home. I love happy endings.
Griffey, are naughty little chap don't ever do that to your mummy again.

Hope you sleep tonight.

Daniella said...

So glad Griffey is home. Have an awesome trip - Good idea for the chip and fence. We lost our litle girl last October but our ending wasn't so happy. It's definitely worth it. Again, so happy you have your little guy home!

Jeter Mama said...

oh thank the Lord!!
I burst into tears seeing his face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristen said...

YAY!!!! So glad your boy is back from vacation!!! I was hoping to see good news today!

Have a great time in NYC!

Headmeister said...

Melissa emailed me to tell me he was home and when I read it, I literally screamed at work! lol!!! I am SOOOOOOO HAPPY!!!!!!!! I knew he'd be back, I just knew it. AND I knew someone had him!

I'm sad I'm gonna miss ya here in NYC because I'll be drinking it up with MElissa :) We're gonna have to plan something for me to come see you guys soon :)

Catherine said...

Yeah!!! Already sent up a huge THANK YOU prayer for bringing Griffey home safely.

Have a wonderful time in NYC friend. If ever you deserved a vacay it's now!

Catch ya on the flip side!

Kathy and Joel said...

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO relieved!!!!!! I know, all to well, the feeling of losing a pet only to finally be reunited with them. Krista, I have chills and I am so happy for you to have found your sweet boy.

Sandra said...

Oh Krista, I am so happy! The first thing I did when I got home was checking to see if there was news. I am just thrilled that Griffey is home!!!

Shannon said...

I am just catching up on blogs and I am so sorry you had to go through this! Thank goodness all is well, though! That little stinker has no idea what he put you through!

Ruby Cate said...

*big smile* I knew St.Anthony would come through... in all my 35 years, he has NEVER ONCE let me down, ever. Never fails: "TONY TONY LOOK AROUND, 'insert lost item/friend here' is lost & can't be found!"
Every time.
I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU BOTH! *HUGE HUGS*

-Amy & Ruby Cate
(& Ebenezer in spirit!)

JoAnn in NJ said...

Thank God!
So happy to hear your good news!

Glad everything is okay and he's fine and you will be too!

TBG Happenings said...

wahoooo!! Soo glad you found him!!!

Have a great time in the big apple!

Joannah said...

Great news! Whew! What a huge relief!

Welcome home, Griffey. Now, be good for your mom!!!

sea star said...

I'm so happy for your two! Could not be smiling bigger or laughing at your line about the lil' shit being on vacation!

Enjoy your trip, and give Col & H a big squeeze for me!

Mamacita said...

I'm glad you got him back. He is a cute little furball. I'll bet that lady's kids were BEGGING to keep him and she was considering it until she saw 200 signs. Take care and "Griffey, be good!"

Lisa and Doug said...

I am so happy to hear this news!! I have been so worried about you and Griffey! I can't believe that little booger had a vacation! :)

Liene said...

Glad he's home. I'm sure you had the I want to strangle you/I want to hug you going through your head when you finally got him back.

Have fun in NYC. I'd so love to go there again and see Broadway shows, etc. You'll have to let us know how it was when you get back.

Donna & Andrew said...

What great new. So happy for you. What a precious picture of you both. Have a great time in NYC.
Donna

Rhonda said...

I'm SO happy that you have your pup back!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

SO HAPPY HE IS HOME!!!
Have a WONDERFUL Trip..
Kim

Norma said...

Wonderful - glad you are back together!

Kudo said...

Nothing like a mini-dog-vacation to take a few years of your life;)

I’m so glad he's home and you will both rest well tonight.

God is good!

Matt and Kathy said...

So glad he's home!!!!!!

bbmomof2boys said...

Man...I'm so glad he's home! Now you can enjoy yourself on your trip. I know that our 2 dogs are such a big part of our family that I'd be the same way you were.

~Carla

C said...

hooray!! so glad to hear he's home.....
get some sleep!

Colleen said...

OH MY GOD!!!!!!! I am so sorry that this happened!!! So glad that little Griffey is home safe and sound. Wow - I was out of blogging for a few days...alot has happened.

See you Sat!

Gen said...

I am so happy but damn the little shit for running off and giving us all a heart attack.

You should of just left him there until you come back :) Just kidding!!!


I am so happy for you!

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Oh my gosh.. I sooo, so glad griffey is home with his momma where he should be. thank goodness someone found him. Weird that it took her a couple of days to call him in though.. UGH.

I know you must have slept better last night. I was going to check in before going to bed but ended up going to bed early with Maddy. So glad I checked in this morning.

Yeah Griffie.. now.. don't you EVER, EVER, do that again.. you hear.. lol

Noemi said...

I am very happy that he is in your arms again! Now you can have some fun up in NY!

Gail said...

Praise God!!
I am so very happy for you!
I had a fur baby that got out of a fenced yard (UPS didn't shut the gate behind them) I know the worried craziness you were feeling.
I am so happy that yours was a Fantastic ending. Mine wasn't.
Now take a deep breath, enjoy your weekend.
And don't let that social explorer out by himself anymore!
He's lost his privledges!! :)

kris said...

Yea for St.Anthony! *(I prayed to him too)!!

Janet said...

Wowsers. I just got back from holidays and read what you've been going through. I am SO thankful that your Griffey is back!

OziMum said...

Call me dumb - but what is an invisible fence?!! Be a bit hard to install, if you can't see it?!!

So glad the Griff-man is home. I can soooo relate, to your stress and anguish.

cougchick said...

Woohoo! So glad to hear he's home.

Have a good time in NYC.

redmaryjanes said...

I am so glad that your dog is home. I get frantic when one of our pets doesn't come in at night. Have a great time in NYC!

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

I am so happy to hear there was a happy ending to the "Adventures of Griffey" and he is home safe in your arms.

Now go to NYC and have a great time....Your gonna love it there....can't wait to hear all about it! Happy 40th to your BFF!

Elise said...

So glad he is home safe and sound!!!

Beverly said...

Glad to know he is back. We love the invisible fence. I had an escape artist once too but she is safe in her fence.

Beverly

Donna said...

How wonderful! I bet you can't get that electric fence up soon enough!

Kim said...

YEAH!!! So glad he is back!!

Cheers,
Kim
LID 3.29.07 for Megan Jean

Princess Diaries said...

I love a happy ending! You look so happy in the picture and Griffey so content to be safe and sound at home at last.