Surely you have heard people say “a dog is a man’s best friend.” And then you have the people who argue “a dog is a woman’s best friend too.” And well I just have to disagree with both. A dog is not just your best friend but also a piece of your heart.
If you too are a dog owner, chances are this next scenario has happened to you at least once…
And one time was probably enough.
Gunner, a golden retriever belonging to the Karl family of Pittsburgh went missing for nearly two years. Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months, but Gunner was nowhere to be found. The Karl Family searched for so long that day they almost thought about giving up on finding their beloved companion. Especially during the city’s harsh winter weather. But God bless those good Samaritans who had fed Gunner and kept him warm during the harsh weather.
Even though local police officers tracked Gunner down and made him a priority for months, but he was constantly too fast to hold down.
Meanwhile, agents at the City of Pittsburgh Animal Care and Control were on a hunt of their
own. They had received reports of a loose dog in Squirrel Hill but were unable to catch the
quick dog. For months, Animal Care and Control got reports of sighting of the loose dog and even tried to track its footprints in the snow. Eventually, they were able to track him down and bring him to Square Hill, Denver.
And finally, after 20 months of separation from his true owner and family, Gunner was reunited in the most emotional way. 20 months of so much sadness, worry, and heartbreak it all came to an end.
The bond you have with your dog begins the moment he comes into your life and never stops growing. There are ways to reinforce the bond throughout your dog's life. Bonding with your dog strengthens and preserves your relationship. This is sure to benefit the health and well-being of both you and your dog. Just like Gunner and the Karl family.