Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Griffey Is Still Missing

I've done everything I can possibly think of. I've dropped a couple hundred bucks at the copy place making color flyers with his picture. They're everywhere in my neighborhood. People are starting to recognize me as the missing dog lady in the black Toyota. I was hanging a flyer easily ten blocks from my house when a couple recognized me. I apparently spoke to them yesterday. They were disappointed I hadn't found him yet. Me too. I upped the reward for the neighborhood kids to $100 bucks. Now even more are looking including the slacker teenagers who hang out at the park and play basketball. My sister and the little T's helped hang flyers for me today so I could get a wider area covered.


I put an ad in the paper. It says he needs medication. He doesn't. But it was suggested that might prompt someone who's thinking about keeping him to return him. They wouldn't want to deal with a sick dog, ya know. I've hung flyers at every grocery store, mini-mart, drug store and major intersection around. I've even hit the local pet stores, pet supply stores, groomers, and some vets. I'm going to hit more animal places tomorrow. I've registered him at a couple of national missing pet sites. I've also registered him and dropped flyers at SICSA, The Humane Society and the Animal Shelter. I played the "I'm a cop" card with the Animal Shelter. It worked. The receptionist's father is retired from our department. They all have my cell number and the dog catchers themselves have pictures of him now. But no one has called.


That's what really worries me. The lost pet behavior info on the web said he should've been found by now according to all the criteria. He's cute, small, friendly, has a collar and tags, etc etc. But still no one has called. I know someone has to have him. The minute he left I guarantee he came up and said hi to the first person he encountered. And the next one. And the next one. Someone has him. And I'm worried he may just be cute enough that they don't want to find his owner. But instead decided they have a new dog.


Or worse. Something bad has happened to him. I think enough of the neighborhood knows that he's gone and that I'm actively looking for him. So I'd think that if he'd gotten hit someone would know that. And I'd hope be compassionate enough to at least call and tell me. But tomorrow I'll be contacting the department that picks up dead animals. I pray they haven't seen him.


Thanks for all your thoughts, e-mails, calls and especially your prayers. I hope the Big Guy hears them. I know there are a lot bigger issues in this world right now than one little lost dog. But maybe he'll have a second in the midst of all of it to help Griffey find his way home. I promise I'll update as soon as I possibly can if he's found. I know they're are a lot of people out there worried about him. I appreciate that.


Last night was really hard. I stayed out until after 9pm looking for him tonight. Partly cuz I just didn't want to come home to this empty house. I miss him so much. I'm worried sick. I can't eat. I'm not sleeping very much. My eyes are swollen from crying.
I just want him home.

24 comments:

Donna said...

I'm so sorry. I was hoping you would have good news by now. Still sending good thought yours and Griffey's way.

Doris & Dan said...

K, I am cut up about this and I have tears thinking about and feeling for you. I am here if you need anything.

Hugs!

Two Kayaks said...

Krista,
I am crying here with you. I feel such a sense of helplessness and I wish so much that there was something I could do to help. You are doing everything in your power to bring him home and I hope that you can take some solace in knowing that.
You are not far from so many peoples' thoughts and I hope you can feel that strength that we are all sending. "The hurt of one is the hurt of all". My heart is hurting for you.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

My heart is breaking...
I wish I was around to help you look for him..
I hope someone finds him soon...
I am praying for you..
Hugs my friend..
Kim

Mark & Michelle said...

I am SOOO sorry that you haven't found him yet.

I wish there was something that we could do to help out...

Daniella said...

So sorry that you haven't found him yet. I know the pain you are feeling. Keeping you and Griffey in my prayers and my heart.

Abby's Mom said...

I'm so sorry you still haven't found your baby. I am praying hard that he turns up soon. I wish I lived closer, I would help you look for him. Hang in there!

Catherine said...

You have been on my mind all day. Praying for you and Griffey often. ((hugs)) from afar dear friend.

Elowyn said...

Lots of prayers going up for you and Griffey. I hope he finds his way home soon. This is just heartbreaking.

cougchick said...

Prayers from Washington. I hope you find him soon...

Donna & Andrew said...

I'm so sorry that you haven't found Griffey yet.You are in my thougths and prayers.Hang in there.
Donna

Norma said...

I just found out about Griffey. I'm so sorry - I know how I would feel if it was my Kelsey that was missing. Hoping and praying that you find him soon.

Mommy-To-Channing said...

Crap!!! I was hoping for some good news that Griffey was home safe & sound. I wish I could be there to help you look for him. You have been on my mind ALL day. I'm thinking of you........HUGS!!!

Debra Sue said...

Oh Krista, I am so sorry you are going through this! Your loyalty, perserverance, love, and dedication are admirable. Sending you positive vibes that you will find Griffy soon.

Jeter Mama said...

I was checking your blog all day yesterday, and again this morning.
My heart is broken.
I know what you are going through. I lost Jeter about 4 years ago. The longest 2 days of my life.
I am praying girl......

Stacy said...

I'm so sorry Krista. I keep checking in on you hoping for good news. You are both still in my prayers.

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

I am so sorry to hear the news, I hope you find Griffey soon. I will keep you in my prayers.
Do they put lost and found announcments on your local radio station? I have heard of people doing that, asking for tips to call in if they have seen a small dog at large.....anything is worth a try. Hope to see good news on your blog soon. Thinking of you. Hugz

Donna said...

Oh no! I was so sorry to read about Griffey. I know everyone is thinking about you and praying for his return home.

wzgirl said...

Hugs, friend. Big ones. XO

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Bummer.. I was hoping for good news. I'm beginning to suspect a little foul play.. are you? You hear about dog snatchers now and again and I'm wondering if someone has indeed snatched up your precious boy. :-(

I'll keep praying and sending good vibes that he is found though!! Hang in there Krista~

Headmeister said...

Oh Krista, I have been hitting your blog over and over looking for a good update... I'm so sorry he hasn't been found yet! Don't give up hope! We found a lost dog when we were kids and it took over a week for us and the owners to finally find each other! Don't give up!!! Is it possible for you to go door to door in your neighborhood??? If someone has him, wouldn't you possibly hear him when you rang the bell or knocked? Just a thought... I wish I could help :(

Don and Be said...

My heart is with you in your search for Griffey. I will check back to keep track of the progress.
We have a big 85 pound mutt who we just love, and would be worried sick if she went missing. Wishing you prayers for G's safe return.
Don & Be

Mel Mel said...

I always look forward to reading your blog. I am so sorry he is missing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

sea star said...

Oh Krista, I'm so sorry you haven't found him yet. I'm keeping the two of you in my prayers. Sending hugs your way, wish I could be there to help you look for him.