Sometimes all of this work on Marisol Search feels like a huge amount of wasted effort. I won’t feel that way if we get Mari back of course, but as many of you who are helping us know, it’s a ton of work, and a lot of the time it feels like we’re doing stuff but not actually getting any closer. In all that though, if anything we did helped, even a tiny bit, to get someone’s family back together, than it’s not a waste at all.
This is a comment that appeared on Christmas day on another one of our posts. We wanted to highlight it because it really touched both of us. Happy Holidays to you and your family Jane! And also to everyone who reads this and who is, has or will help us. You all mean a lot to us, even if we have no idea who you are. Sometimes it actually does make a difference:
I don’t know if you guys are in the mood for a happy ending story tonight or not, but if you are here goes: Our dog got loose from our backyard on Nov. 4. I have been following your story for weeks and sympathize with your anguish. We had a few unconfirmed sightings but nothing concrete until Thursday. She was loose in a closed military base six miles from us.We finally caught a glimpse of her Thursday night but it was dark and she wouldn’t come near us.
Thanks to everything you’ve shared on your website, we figured she, too, was in feral dog mode. She’s always been crated at night, so we put her crate with food and an old sweatshirt of mine out near where we thought she’d been sleeping. Christmas Eve morning we returned and she was standing next to the crate barking her head off. The smell must have triggered her memory because when we approached she came flying over to us.
She is home safe and sound – skinny, filthy and half-bald, but healthy and happy. In her mind it’s like she never left. I know this must be a difficult night for you guys but please don’t give up hope! Like you, we had friends, family and total strangers pulling for us and it did ultimately make the difference. For what it’s worth, please know that there are people you don’t know and will never meet who are keeping you and Marisol in their thoughts. I hope and pray I’ll be reading some good news soon. Good luck and God bless.