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Golden Retriever Missing for 6 Yrs Reunited with Owners

Loves Labs
January 31st, 2007, 12:26 PM
Missing 6 years, Cujo the golden retriever reunited with owners in St. Louis
Published: Monday, January 29, 2007 | 10:23 AM ET
Canadian Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Cujo was a frisky seven-year-old when he sneaked out of his owners' yard in July 2000.

Now, thinner and greyer and with a tale that would be fascinating if only he could tell it, the golden retriever is back with the Barczewski family.

"It's a miracle," 41-year-old Noreen Barczewski said at Friday's reunion. "We found him!"

Six years can do a lot to a dog, but it was unmistakably Cujo. There was the heart-shaped patch of white on his forehead, the white fur on his toes, his manner of greeting people by rubbing against them cat-style.

Cujo had somehow ended up almost 200 kilometres away in Columbia in the home of an elderly woman. When the woman entered a nursing home, the dog was sent to the Central Missouri Humane Society in Columbia.

A week ago, Noreen Barczewski's brother-in-law, Michael Barczewski, went to a pet adoption agency website on a fluke. He'd been looking for a dog to adopt and saw the picture of the old dog with the white heart mark and white feet.

He recognized the Cujo immediately, and the reunion followed within days.

The Canadian Press, 2007

A good reason not to ever give up hope...:pray: :fingerscr :pray:

February 1st, 2007, 12:42 AM
What a great story :lovestruck: .

February 1st, 2007, 12:52 AM
Those are the stories that make you feel warm & fuzzy all over...:lovestruck: :cloud9: :D

February 1st, 2007, 06:43 PM
A beautiful story. :cloud9: