This is Princess. She was a little lost dog who wandered up to me this morning, as I was walking to my car to go to church. I was really looking forward to going to church this morning, but she came right up the driveway and stood right in front of me. So I picked her up and she was so cuddly. She was soft and she just molded herself to me. She was a really beautiful dog, too. Johnna thought she looked kind of like a Pharoah Hound, and called her Cleopatra. She had a long, slinky body, and moved almost like a ferrett. Johnna said she looked like a fox, but I haven't seen too many foxes. She had beautiful, golden eyes.
She had a county dog license tag on, so I knew it would be possible to find her owner, so of course I had to take her into the house. Unfortunately, she was scared to death of just our little Spike, who was quite a bit smaller than she was (and who fell deeply in love at first sight), so I knew she couldn't stay long. I called the number on the tag and they couldn't find a record of it, so they told me I should take her to the animal shelter here in San Leandro and I could leave her there and they would find the owner. But I couldn't do that. She was just such a cuddler, and so afraid of other dogs, I knew an animal shelter wasn't a good place for her.
Someone did finally find her owner from the number on the tag, and he lived very close to us. He wasn't home, so we had to wait for him. By then, of course, it was way too late to go to church. But I couldn't just leave this little dog.
Michaela, have you ever wondered why we didn't come to get you? I'm sure you know in your head that it's because we couldn't find you. Maybe when all is revealed it will seem that we should have been able to find you. With almost all missing children, it turns out that they were within seconds of being saved on at least one occasion, but it just slipped away.
On my last letter to you, I posted a video of children who have come home after having been gone for a long time. None as long as you have been gone. But I just want you to know, you are not alone in this. Others have gone through it.
I wonder if you hear me. If you do, would you tell me, please?
Love you forever,