By Linda Jones
has made it home!
I received a
very happy email last Friday. Nilmini, the owner of Jax,
the missing Jack Russell terrier, was happy to let me
know that Jax was home and relatively unharmed.
who didnt read the letter to the editor last week,
Nilmini Viswaprakash, sent an emotional appeal for the
return of their beloved family pet Jax. Jax had been in
the car with Nilminis brother when they were
involved in an accident on Hwy 78. Jax was apparently
frightened by the accident and ran off into the woods.
I can relate
very well to Nilmini and his familys plight -- we
have a miniature Schnauzer, Mr. Bean, who is the center
of our granddaughters universe, just about. Mr.
Bean doesnt walk many places, as the Binkster
carries him nearly everywhere. Hes always in her
lap or the Gremlins (if not Pops). As with
most little dogs, he has a king-size ego and disposition
and has become a much loved member of our family. So,
when I received the first email about Jax being missing,
I understood how distressed the family was and I was
overjoyed to receive the email Friday telling me of
Jaxs homecoming! Excerpts follow:
cannot express our sincere gratitude for your
marvelous job. Yes, we got our Jax back last evening.
You are blessed a million times and Gods grace
will always be there for you. I am sure your idea to
report it as letters to the editor worked better than
just advertising in a small column under lost and
found. Today I read your report online and I am so
glad that Jax is back with us already. I only had a
slightest hope that he will be found. I have always
wondered how much power the media has and its
amazing how much people care about each other
especially when it comes to tragedies. You mentioned
that you will report it on Tuesdays paper and
since then I have been rushing to the telephone
whenever it rang and finally we did receive the one
we wanted more than anything.
morning a lady from Holly Springs called and said she
spotted him for three days but then she left the town
for a week. She felt really sorry that she came to
know about Jax just Tuesday.
the same time another couple had called my brother
and told him Jax actually ended up in their front
yard and was staying there for few days. But he
wouldnt come near them and listen to them but
was barking the whole night. We are really grateful
for them for showing compassion on him even though he
was not behaving well.
rewarded them and also called the other lady to thank
for her effort.
took this picture over the Memorial Day weekend. I am
sure he looks pale and tired. He normally jumps into
the car and now doesnt.
just wants to be in his cozy bed. He was sent to the
vet for a full checkup and now still waiting for
blood test report. The vet said he is in good shape.
He has some small wounds.
is how we got him. We found him at the backyard of a
couples house at West Holly Springs Exit 26.
The accident had occurred at Exit 33. Also a lady
named Terri had called us to say that she had spotted
him at Highway 78 close to Exit 30 the first three
mornings after the accident took place. He came to
the same spot every morning. After that she had gone
on vacation, and then she called up after seeing the
luckily this couple called up and told us that they
have a dog sitting at the backyard and wouldnt
come to them when they called him.
once Jax saw us , he was all excited and came running
we did not ask the name of the couple because of all
the excitement, but we rewarded them to share our
joy. They very well deserve it.
Linda, we all thank you for your timely help.
Anatomy Physiology and Pharmacology
Veterinary Medical School,
Auburn University, United States
The saga of
Jax and his adventures has ended happily for Nilmini and
his family. Which makes me very happy.
the way, I feel like Ive made another friend.
cant ask for much more from life.
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