We’ve been quiet here for the most part because there hasn’t been much to post — in a lot of ways it feels like we’ve said everything already. Mari’s adoption day came and went on May 8th. It was the second time without her. I had the very strange realization that she has now been gone as long as she was with us — there’s an entire lifetime’s worth of experiences we don’t know about. Do her paws still smell of Fritos? Or does she need a couple of baths first? Does she go swimming at all? How many toy squirrels could she have gutted in this time?
Sightings are starting up again, as days are getting longer. There were a couple this month that the team is following up on. As I mentioned in a previous post, a couple of volunteers asked us if they could take the lead on the search. They approached us a couple of months ago with a plan, and we said yes. They’d already been helping with some of the toughest aspects of the search — Bella had taken over making the “roadkill calls” for me (which never got any easier, no matter how times I had to do this) — and the members of the team had already been helping us with feeding stations and postering for months.
Bella asked if I’d post her direct contact information here. If you see a lost dog who fits Mari’s description, please call or text 781-334-8364. Someone from the team will be at the sighting location asap. Bella’s email address is bellatrav [at] gmail [dot] com. If you’d like to help the team, please contact her by email.
Andrew and I are very grateful to her, Kevin, Donna, Mary, and Gail for their daily help and to everyone who has continued to check in and send positive thoughts. Mari’s a lucky girl to have such a loving army at her back.