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Dog reunites with owner after 7 years

Man 'never gave up hope' that his dog would be found

By Vetstreet Dec 3, 2012 3:52PM

It was seven years ago that B.A. got spooked by a thunderstorm and took off from his Raleigh, N.C., home. So, when owner Dan Kesler, who now lives in Arizona, got a call last month from the Durham County Animal Shelter saying that B.A. had been identified by a microchip, he was shocked.

Photo: CNN // B.A. was reunited with owner Dan Kesler after seven years.“Oh my God, it’s my dog!” Kesler said. “Did I think he’d be back? I can’t say yes, but I never gave up hope.”

B.A. favors one leg from what the shelter’s veterinarian believes was an old injury, but is otherwise healthy, and was recently flown out to Arizona to be with Kesler.

“There was some angel watching out for this dog for seven years,” said shelter director Shafonda Davis. “That is one lucky dog.”

— Watch it at CNN

Photo: CNN // B.A. was reunited with owner Dan Kesler after seven years.

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Dec 4, 2012 1:06AM

There are thousands of stories out there I'm sure.  My wife and I married in 1963 and while she was pregnant we found Cindy, kind of a Lab miniture, in Hollywood.  She was more than a dog, she was family.  She had distemper and survived.  She gaurded my baby daughter with a vengence.  Mail that slipped through the slot had perferated holes.  But she was the most lovable dog in the world, we had her for almost fifteen years.  While on a cross country journey from Calif to Minn, it became apparet that something was amiss, Cindy kept wanting to wander off into the woods.  We kept her in the camper and she seemed fine.  Then we arrived in Minn. my wife and I came home from a dinner party with family and I went out to the camper to make sure Cindy was Okay.  I filled her water dish and she scooted out the door.  That was the last time I saw her.  I spent the next three weeks of my leave looking for her, no luck.  We still have Christmas decorations that go on the tree for her.  I honestly think she was smarter than all of us.  The kids were devestated, but no more than I. 


I could go on and on and perhaps write a novel about this wonderful dog, but then we all have tales (tails) to tell.  Cindy was but one of many dogs we've had over the years and each has a special significance and story.  I love(d) our dogs, they were a significant part of my childrens growing up years and they were always there when I just needed a buddy and friend.  They always knew, and the look in their eyes always told me they understood and were there for me.

Dec 4, 2012 12:38AM
great story,nothing beats pets and animals,sorry humans ,but they rule,not us.....
Dec 4, 2012 12:31AM

I wonder where the dog was all these years.

Dec 4, 2012 12:23AM
Dec 4, 2012 12:10AM
makes me believe in micro-chipping for sure.
Dec 4, 2012 12:08AM
here again is a case where no animal shelter or vet was able to read the chip. most chips that are new on the market are not read by the old laser readers that some shelters and vets possibly have. no this if your pet goes missing that it could be a case of unreadable chip because of outdated equipment
Dec 3, 2012 11:57PM
that is sooo awesome especially that its a dobie !!
Dec 3, 2012 11:49PM
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