Because I am a bleeding heart liberal who is trying to tear this country apart with spending programs that will allow gay illegal immigrants to get abortions and/or take away your guns, I listen to NPR sometimes. The other day, I was alerted to a story from their All Things Considered program that absolutely walloped me. Andy, the adorable Pembroke Welsh Corgi pictured above, was separated from his owner on New Year’s Eve while they were visiting friends in Westport, Connecticut. He ran off into the woods after being frightened by some fireworks, and, although there have been sightings, he has yet to be reunited with his family.
In an effort to find him, Andy’s owner, Jordina Ghiggeri, has taken to the web to seek out help and donations:
Since then Ghiggeri has used the old-fashioned approach — some 4,000 posters plastered all over Westport, according to the Boston Globe — and the wonders of technology and the World Wide Web in the effort to find Andy.
There’s the Bring Andy Home Facebook page, which has more than 4,000 “likes.” There’s the Bring Andy Home blog and YouTube channel. Strangers, the Globe says, helped raise $11,000 to buy a dozen night-vision cameras. A pet detective has been enlisted. The missing dog’s story has made it into The New York Times and on to the CBC.
If you or anyone you know can be of assistance, the contact information is available at the blog I linked to in the blockquote. Here’s hoping for a happy resolution to this story, sooner than later. And if any of you have your own dog at home, please take this opportunity to go hug it to goddamn pieces.