An exciting afternoon

I was knitting this afternoon when I heard a woman outside calling out and went out to see what the problem was, she was a dog walker hired by one of my neighbors and she’d lost the dog!! I helped her look around our community property and when we didn’t find the dog, I took her to the neighborhood park and along Bayshore where we found the dog but he was scared from all the traffic and noise and ran faster than I could … he ended up jumping in the bay when someone tried to catch him and crawled in a storm drain. By this time there was just me and two strangers who had stopped to help and the guy who had tried to catch him pointed out which drain he’d crawled into. We called 911 and then waited while first the police and then the marine response unit came out and tried to rescue the dog. Eventually the owner showed up and the dog was rescued thankfully!!

In addition to the police and marine response officer, lots of media showed up.  If you’re bored, you can click the link below to view the news coverage – you might even recognize me in my purple top!

Toby’s rescue from the bay


  1. Oh my gosh, Mary, that is a miracle story!! I’m so happy for everyone involved that it turned out well.

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