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Lost, Blind Dog Gets Home in Time For Christmas

Newsday/McKenzie Grapengeter

When Abby, an 8 year old dog that belonged to the Grapengeter family of Fairbanks, Alaska went missing on December 13th there was much hope her return. After over a week passed by their hopes dimmed greyer. Especially, because Abby is blind.

It was hard to comfort the family while their dog was out in the negative 40 below temperatures not knowing where she is going. The family, which includes three children under the age of ten had, hadn’t micro-chipped the dog. But, the always faithful social media came to the rescue.

But, the Christmas miracle happened to the Grapengeters.

When a random dog found itself running with a sled team on December 19th, veterinarian Mark May tried grabbing the pooch to see who it belonged to but it fell out of pace too quickly for him to do so. The day afterwards, that same lost dog showed up at May’s front door and that dog was Abby.

“Everybody just assumed it was some kind of scaredy-cat, but there it was in front of the door in our dog lot and it was blind”, May said according to Newsday. “It was sitting there, all the way from 14 mile on the winter trail down into this neighborhood, I guess by just sniffing, so I picked it up and brought it in. Despite spending a week in the cold, the dog was healthy and had no signs of frostbite”.

Pretty sweet Christmas gift if I do say so myself.

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