Growing up, me and my brother always wanted to get a dog. Our parents always denied our requests until we finally pushed them to the limit. We found a cute border collie puppy at an adoption center and brought him home with us. His name was Tobi. We spent a lot of time with Toby and he became a real part of our family.
One day, when Tobi was about 3 years old, we brought him to my grandmothers house. Toby was very well trained so we trusted him to be outside without a leash on. This lead to something horrible. After we exited our car to enter my grandma’s house, Tobi saw a squirrel and started chasing it. He and the squirrel ran far off until we could not see them. We all started running in his direction and calling his name as loud as we could.
We split up and looked in every direction possible and searched for an hour until we could not search any longer. Soon after, we went back to my grandma’s house and my dad called the police to tell them about the missing dog. Soon after, my grandma came up with some missing dog signs and sent me and my brother to put them all over the neighborhood. While we were doing this, my mom and dad were driving around the area of the house looking for our dog and asking any people on the street if they had seen him. When me and my brother put about 20 signs around the street we started to call and search for him again. We were all extremely determined to get our precious dog back. Sadly, we could not find him and night struck. We went back to our grandma’s house and said goodbye. She said that she would keep an eye out for Tobi.
We all did what we could for the time being, but we had to go back home because it was getting late. We were all devastated as if we had lost a member of our family. It was a very sad car ride home. I remember me and my brother crying the whole way because we thought we would never see Tobi again. I was terribly mad at the cops for not taking action in helping us find our dog and wanted to call them and yell at them. I wanted someone to blame.
We finally reached our house. When we pulled in to our driveway, we saw a weird shadow moving near the door. When we opened the car door, we heard a similar sound like bells shaking. There Tobi was, right in the front of our house. It was incredible! Tobi walked all the way from my grandma’s house to our house, about a 10 minute drive. We were all extremely relieved and happy to see Tobi and he seemed very happy to see us too.
When you get a dog, they become part of your family or pack. Tobi was part of our family and would never leave us.