Missing Puppy!!! REWARD!!!!!!!!
Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
On Aug 18th my dog Shy was attacked at the Town Pump truck stop in Miles City by a Pit Bull that wasn't on his leash and Shy slipped out of her collar and leash trying to get away from him. We called animal control and posted fliers around town and searched for her but could never find her. She is a 2 year old half Pug and half Rat Terrier Mix. She is caramel color and weighed about 20 lbs. She means everything to me and being a truck driver she made this life so much easier living out on the road. She means the world to me and I am offering a $500 reward for her return. She is up to date on all her shots and is very shy as her name implies. She is very kind and loving and if anyone knows of anyone that may have picked her up or has seen her please call me. My name is Brandi and my cell is 715-279-1487. Otherwise you can also call Brian at animal control as he knows about it. I appreciate what the good people of your city have done to try to bring her home to me.



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Posted by trey (+52) 7 years ago
I found the puppy!!!!
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Posted by CK (+846) 7 years ago
TREY! Great work! I am dying to know where you found Shy at. I have been following this thread since the beginning and have just been praying that she would be found ok and soon.

Brandi I am so happy for you!
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Posted by howdy (+4950) 7 years ago
Where on earth was she all this time???
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Posted by SS66 (+441) 7 years ago
Dont get your hopes up that Trey actually found the dog...
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Posted by Mandi (+345) 7 years ago
Trey, I hope to god that you are telling the truth because if not, that is the rudest, and hatful thing you could do to a person that is going through this right now. But on the other hand if you really did find the dog good work.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4455) 7 years ago
Even I think that's a cold move.
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Posted by Tina Bean (+422) 7 years ago
This person has created an account for the sole purpose of messing with people. In case you didnt notice the thread about me this morning. Hopefully this person DID find her puppy but I doubt it. This person needs to be held accountable for their actions, however I have no way of finding out who it is. (I have narrowed it down though). Anyone that knows how we can find out please let me know. Gotta be some smarties out there that can figure it out.
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Posted by trey (+52) 7 years ago
my bad it was just a stuffed animal my kids had.
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Posted by Tina Bean (+422) 7 years ago
You are a sick twisted little PROCREATEER!!!! Tryin to get your kicks off of other peoples pain. By the way..... I know who you are now. Didn't take long
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Posted by howdy (+4950) 7 years ago
OMG that is one of the cruelest things I have ever heard of...You, Trey, should be banned from this web site IMO...
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Posted by Tina Bean (+422) 7 years ago
This guy just emailed me saying his name is MIKE. Is email address is tnewman@helena.k12.mt.us
I KNOW the real Trey Neuman and it is not him. He is completely irate about this beacuse this person is trying to make him look bad. Anyone kinow how to find out who tis really is?

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Posted by Shu (+1216) 7 years ago
trey's mean joke aside, I do hope Brandi is eventually reunited with her dog - having had several myself, I know what such a companion can mean to anyone.

...obvously, Shy means more to Brandi than the jack-ass who allowed their pit bull to carelessly run free to attack Shy in the first place.
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Posted by mercy me (+133) 7 years ago
Good luck in finding the true idenity. I have a rope. And many other slower more painfull ideas for Mr. Trey.
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Posted by CK (+846) 7 years ago
This makes me so sad.
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Posted by trey (+52) 7 years ago
Hey at the end of the day... I have kept the puppy story in the top of the threads!!! No respect, I get no respect
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+8539) 7 years ago
I sincerely hope that "Trey" is banned from this site due to his cruel and unpleasant nature. I realize he is probably a socially inept 12-year-old but he needs to learn some limits.
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Posted by trey (+52) 7 years ago
Me too. ban me. I'm not being smart.... BAN ME
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Posted by skoh (+334) 7 years ago
Trey, I hope that you never have to go through the heartbreak of losing a pet. This is so sad. I do hope that if you do have children, that you don't use your sick sense of humor on them. Maybe you don't understand the difference between a "Joke" and "Cruelty".
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
I'm so sorry that you had to endure this sickness Brandi. Vickie
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4455) 7 years ago
It would be sweet if he had to go through the heartbreak of losing a limb, though.
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
I want so bad to find her but I know there are people out there that may not see how she can mean as much to me as she does. I appreciate everyone though.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
I drive around that area everyday on my runabouts and haven't seen shy yet, but if I do i'll get her. Also, trey is being an asshole. Larry, Care to chime in on this?
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4455) 7 years ago
Sure doesn't sound like Larry cares to chime in on any of this.
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Posted by lgt (+63) 7 years ago
If the email address was copied correctly on the above post, the sick twisted individual who falsely stated finding the poor dog,,, looks like his email is with a school district??? That scarey in and of itself. I hope this dog is found safe and sound soon!
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
Thanks to all of you that are still looking out for Shy.

[This message has been edited by Brandi Baker (9/30/2009)]
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
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Posted by skoh (+334) 7 years ago
Any sightings lately? We just keep looking and praying that she's somewhere warm.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Me too. We have a poster of her at work. Every day, I look at her sweet little face and hope she is with someone that loves her and is taking care of her - never as much as her original family - but that she has made a temporary home until she can return to Brandi.
Vickie
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
That means a lot you guys. I haven't heard anything. I pray she is okay and that somehow we'll get back to each other.
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Posted by tjz (+176) 7 years ago
I am so sorry for you. I know exactly how you feel. My missing dog actually showed up 5 months later though!Someone in Miles City decided to take her home and won't admit it. I hope that your baby shows back up and you get her. GOOD LUCK!!!
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Posted by Lavonne (+87) 7 years ago
I saw a dog that looks a LOT like this one yesterday. It was on the interstate by the 4B's off ramp. I drove back through there a few times (after I took my dog home) and my neighbor also combed through the area. We didn't see it again - just wanted to let people know so that everyone can be watching in that area. Certainly hope Shy finds her way home!
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Posted by Lavonne (+87) 7 years ago
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
I got a call today from main street vet clinic and they said that they have had reports of a dog matching Shy being seen around the 4B's and town pump. I pray this is her. They said she would not come to them and after what she has been through I wouldn't blame her, she is shy just as the name implies. She is friendly though. Someone was going to try putting out a live trap to see about getting her that way. I appreciate that so much. I hate that I cannot be there as I am in Indiana right now but believe me if and when that little puppy is found I will be there like lightning. I pray she will come back to us.
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Posted by tjz (+176) 7 years ago
Its getting so cold out. I am going to drive out there today a few times and tomorrow and the next day to see if I can see her. I hope she is okay!
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Posted by snickers (+795) 7 years ago
I volunteer for East Main. They talked to me today so a kid and I went out and spent an hour calling for the dog.
2 things you might want to send up is either a CD or tape with your voice call her on it and saying lets go. The other is a piece of clothing with your scent on it that we can use in the trap
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Posted by skoh (+334) 7 years ago
Good to know that she's been seen (or hopefully so). We'll step up our efforts. Good idea Snickers, about the tape and clothing!
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Great thinking Snickers! With the cold weather, I think Shy has been more on our mind than ever.
Vickie

[This message has been edited by Gene (10/6/2009)]
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
If you guys will give me a good address to send it to I will get something of hers and mine and also try to record my voice and send it along as well. With the cold weather coming on I pray she will be found soon. Bless all of you for trying so hard. I could never thank you all enough or tell you all what it means to me.
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Posted by Bill Bloom (-384) 7 years ago
This is just an out there idea, but if she is being seen in the same area perhaps she`s found a culvert or hole or something, close by there, and what if a bowl of dog food was left near there , might she start comimg to it. Of course if there`s lots of dogs running around it would not probly work. Maybe someone thats going out looking there , might know if it is worth a try. She must be hungry ! Good luck
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
I'm headed that way for some lunch, and I'll take a drive around there looking for her, and somewhere she could be hiding out in. I'll report back soon.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
BLESS ALL OF YOU
Vickie
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Posted by snickers (+795) 7 years ago
East Main Animal Clinic
2719 Main Street
Miles City Montana 59301

They are going to try and trap with a live trap.
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Posted by Cindy Stalcup (+579) 7 years ago
Snickers,
Try a can of catfood for bait.
I've captured more than one of our border collies when attempting to catch skunks. They can not resist trying to get it. The smell must really travel. Good luck.
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
Thanks all of you. I've got the address so I will get something of mine and of hers out to you guys as soon as I can get to a post office. I am stuck in Indianapolis right now but will find a way to get to one.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Brandi, when I got off work tonight, I drove behind the motel and 4-B's to look for your Shy. There were several women there already looking. These wonderful girls are from East Main Clinic who are determined to find your baby; I was touched by their devotion.

I am off work tomorrow and plan on looking again too. Since Shy won't come to anyone, do you have any idea of how we can catch her (other than a trap as I don't have one). Are there any particular names you used with her when talking to her? Anything you can think of could be helpful. With the recent sightings and cold weather coming, there is an urgency that everyone wants to move quickly. Hang in there! We so hope you will get that phone call soon telling you to come get your baby. Vickie
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Posted by abby (+71) 7 years ago
I also saw the ladies looking for her tonight. I wanted to stop and help but unfortunately I had somewhere to be. Still keeping my eye out for Shy!
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Posted by Bill Bloom (-384) 7 years ago
A dog that size could crawl in a pretty small space, I am sure someone has probly looked, but sometimes those small storage buildings are built on skids, and there may be a crawl space underneath them. Also interstate over passes, may have small drainage pipes going down to the barrow pit. Sounds like she is there somewhere! She may be in the original place she ran to hide, at the very beginning.
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Posted by Andie13 (+52) 7 years ago
If someone does spot her, get low. Sitting or kneeling is a much less threatening posture than standing. I also agree with the canned cat food. It's more appealing than canned dog for some reason. Wish I could be of more help.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Before I head out looking today, can anyone tell me how I am supposed to get a very scared dog to come to me. I know about getting to her level, bringing food, etc. If I find her in a place she can't run, I will call for help immediately! Vickie
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
She is so timid. She always has been. She wouldn't hurt a fly but at the same time after what she has been through I don't blame her for being even more scared. I called her Shy Shy and everytime I would take her for a walk I would say "Let's go potty". Also when it was time to go I would say "Let's go for a ride". I would just pull my car keys out of my purse and she would start dancing even before I could say anything. She definitely knows what that means as she would always get so excited. I feel so terrible that I don't have the means to be there right now. I am trying to keep it together and keep my job at the same time. It has been unbearable losing her the way I did. I can't tell you all what it means each time I read that someone has been out looking for her.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Thanks Brandi, this information helps a lot!!!!!!!!! You just keep doing your job, hold on and we all pray you will receive a phone call soon! I have your number with me. My dog's name is Shy and also timid about going to strangers. I am thinking of taking her with me today. She weighs over a hundred pounds but wouldn't hurt a fly. Vickie
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
I walked around behind the truck stop shaking keys and saying the things you tell her, Brandi about going for a ride, etc. I think we need something with a speaker on it. No luck today....... Vickie
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Posted by Dixie Rieger (+322) 7 years ago
My friend saw a small tan dog between the baker and broadus exchange about 12:30 yesterday afternoon. She was in the median. She hadn't seen the flyers about shy. I looked when I got off work. Didn't see anything. At least she wasn't hit. There's still hope.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
I am starting to think we can chase Shy all over but maybe it's going to take Brandi with a bull horn (if I said that right) to come here and call for her. If one of us chase her up on the Interstate and she gets hit......She's looking for her mama...especially before the frigid weather hits.

Brandi, I will donate, as I hope others will, to help with expenses if you could come while Shy is in the area. Vickie

[This message has been edited by Gene (10/8/2009)]
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
BRANDI IS COMING TO MILES CITY TO LOOK FOR HER BABY SHY AGAIN!!!! SHE IS ON HER WAY FROM INDIANAPOLIS. SINCE SHE IS A TRUCK DRIVER, SHE IS RENTING A CAR AND DRIVING STRAIGHT THROUGH. SHE HAS STARTED A NEW JOB AND HER EMPLOYER HAS GENEROUSLY GIVEN HER A FEW DAYS OFF.

HOWEVER......I AM ASKING ANY OF YOU THAT ARE ABLE TO DONATE TO MAKING THIS TRIP POSSIBLE TO PLEASE LEAVE A DONATION FOR BRANDI AT EAST MAIN ANIMAL CLINIC. THEY SAID THEY WOULD BE HAPPY TO COLLECT AND GIVE TO BRANDI. THESE FOLKS CONTINUE TO LOOK DAILY FOR SHY; THEY ARE SO DEDICATED.

I'VE JUST PICKED UP A $50 DONATION THAT I WILL BE DROPPING OFF AT EAST MAIN!!!!! PEOPLE ARE SO GOOD. GOD BLESS THEM! EVERYONE PRAY THAT BRANDI FINDS SHY SO SHE CAN TAKE HER BABY HOME! Vickie
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Posted by Shu (+1216) 7 years ago
It's VERY touching and inspirational to me that the good folks who have been out looking for the dog have been doing so...it also makes quite a statement that Brandi is so connected to Shy that she's willing to drive from several states away in order to come find her. I certainly do wish her the best with finding her and being reunited with her.

HOWEVER - I do hope that those who claim to have spotted her didn't mistake another dog for Shy and that, based on that claim, Brandi isn't making that far of a trip for nothing. It would be a real shame if that turned-out to be the case, is all.

So, again, to Brandi - I'll be pulling for you. I sincerely hope Shy IS the dog that was spotted, and that you find her, indeed...and Gene/Vickie, please keep us posted on this thread after Brandi arrives and starts her search.

One other thing: I'll look into it tonight but, if I can afford to, I will make a small donation to help cover Brandi's travel expenses.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
I spoke with the girls at East Main again today and they feel it is Shy or they would not be going out twice daily looking for her. Brandi knows there is a chance she could go home without her, but she is willing to take that chance.

I just spoke to Brandi. To spend more time looking, she was able to get a flight into Billings and I am picking her up tomorrow night. I will keep everyone posted.

The one thing I am having a HARD time finding is a bull horn. Seems no one uses them anymore! Does anyone know of one we could borrow? Thanks! Vickie

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Posted by RA (+628) 7 years ago
How about a cheerleader's megaphone?????? It won't distort the human voice as much as a bull horn might.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Thanks, I tried the schools and they don't have any.
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Posted by Laura Sevier (+1581) 7 years ago
When Brandi gets here let everyone know and we could possibly form a search party and maybe a lot of people would show up to help look for Shy, if you let us know what time and where, and some of us could walk in the median on the interstate while some people walked in the grass on the shoulders of both sides of the interstate from the Broadus exit to the Baker exit. I will also try to donate money to help Brandi with expenses. Check with the police department and see if they have a bullhorn you could borrow.

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Posted by Denise Selk (+1665) 7 years ago
We have a bullhorn that you could borrow. Let me know at 853-0519.
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Posted by polar bear (+516) 7 years ago
How can those of us out of state donate to the cause?
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Posted by Laura Sevier (+1581) 7 years ago
Until Brandi gets here tomorrow night, if anyone spots Shy! Please call me at 234-1444 or 1-406-560-2102 and give me a location so I can go try to find her. Thanks for your cooperation.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
East Main Vet Clinic is who I have asked to hold the donations until Brandi gets here.

Brandi would like to walk alone, calling for Shy in the hope she will connect with her. Shy has had so many calling for her and she is scared of everyone. Thanks Laura, for the offer; it was a good one. We just don't want to scare Shy into hiding somewhere.

I think I have a lead on a bullhorn....finally! If not, I will call. I really appreciate it.

Everyone keep your fingers crossed and say some prayers. PLEASE
Vickie
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
Brandi, I do hope you are prepared to see shy in the state that she may be in. I do not want to scare/sadden you in any way shape or form, but yeah... Just be mentally prepared if it is shy.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Donations can be sent to:

East Main Animal Clinic
2719 Main Street
Miles City Montana 59301


Attention: Brandi Baker

Again....thanks
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Posted by polar bear (+516) 7 years ago
Thanks for the mailing information.
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Posted by snickers (+795) 7 years ago
Vicki is right. It is best if Brandi goes alone. The other people will scare Shy.
Vicki make sure she brings some old clothes that she wore.
Hopefully we can trap Shy before she gets here. There are so many places for the dog to hide there. Lots of large rocks and other things to hide under.
I can't donate right now but I will help in any other way.
When is she coming? We are going to Billings next Thurs and Friday to pick up kids from the airport. We are getting them Thurs and coming back Friday. Brandi could ride back with us.

I feel for Brandi and Shy after going to New Orleans and handling the traumatized dogs there. It usually took a couple of hours of intense work after we caught or trapped any of the animals. You could tell in their eyes when they changed and decided that they were safe again.
Don't give up hope Brandi.

Ps Vicki wait on the bull horn until after Brandi tries for awhile. The distortion of Brandi's voice through it may scare Shy more.
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Posted by Laura Sevier (+1581) 7 years ago
After Brandi looks alone, if Shy is not found, then can we do the search party and have people walk in the median and in the grass on both sides of the interstate from the Broadus exit to the Baker exit. I don't think we should give up looking for Shy, if Brandi doesn't find her. You could let people know a time and place to meet for the search party. Just a thought.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Thanks everyone! I have Brandi with me. She is VERY tired and emotionally give out. We looked some for Shy tonight but......
Tomorrow is her only day as she has to leave Monday. I am going to do some voice recordings while she is here - in the event she is not able to locate her and returns home. I can only pray Shy will reconize her mama. We are not using the bull horn yet - good idea! We are using four wheelers to get back in places, park and walk.

Please keep praying. If you met Brandi, your heart would be sad in listening to her describe her anguish over losing Shy. She is so GRATEFUL to the people of Miles City.
Vickie
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Posted by snickers (+795) 7 years ago
I am keeping my fingers crossed
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Posted by urijah (+129) 7 years ago
any news
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Not yet, but the moment there is, I will post. Thanks everyone! Vickie & Brandi
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Just came home (10:35) to check if there were any new sightings. Brandi just started using the bullhorn. It's a nice one, generously donated for such a good cause. (Thanks D.)

It's a helpless feeling knowing Brandi only has today to look. She did bring Shy's favorite toy - in the event someone finds her after she has left - so she would have that until her mommy can get back to get her.

Shy was injured by the pit bull that attacked her. Brandi thinks she may have hid somewhere to heal and that is why they initially were not able to find her. Vickie
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Another update.....no Shy yet.
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Posted by Laura Sevier (+1581) 7 years ago
Can we take a donation to East Main Animal Clinic in the morning(Monday)October 12, 2009.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Please do. Thanks Vickie
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
My husband is leaving at four in the morning to take Brandi to the Billings airport. Plan A was for Brandi to rent a car and take Shy back. Plan B had to be used. She is not sorry she came; she remains hopeful. Wish it had been under different circumstances but it's been a delight being with Brandi. She's the type of person that you feel you've always known.

In the future, if anyone sees Shy, would it be possible to take a photo? With so many cell phones having cameras, Brandi thought that would be helpful.

Brandi continues to be in awe of Miles City people. That's nice to hear. Vickie
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Posted by Shu (+1216) 7 years ago
Okay, not to be mean or anything, but wouldn't it have made more sense for Brandi to make the trip at a time when she could have spent more than just one day looking? Seems kind-of wasteful to spend the money and travel all that far just for one day...of course, I wouldn't be saying that if she had found Shy, but still.

Anyway, I am still pulling for her - guess we'll have to hope that the voice recordings and other people searching for the dog come through. In the mean-time, I did send-in a donation over the weekend so it should arrive at East Main Clinic in the next couple of days...will it be forwarded to Brandi?

Best of luck and wishes.
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Posted by howdy (+4950) 7 years ago
I am guessing that since she has a new job that she doesn't have vacation time built up, plus it is getting colder and so time was of the essence...Thus the decision to come now..
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
East Main will forward donations and here is Brandi's address:

Brandi Baker
3587 Gateway Drive
#506
Eau Claire, WI 54701

As Brandi is a truck driver, this is where picks her mail up. It is not a physical address....just a place where truckers pick their mail up.

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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
On behalf of Brandi, I want to thank all of you. I'm confident she will post on here soon her gratitude for the wonderful people of Miles City.

Brandi is back working. With the holidays fast approaching, please give to the charity of your choice.

Thanks again, Vickie
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
I would have given anything to have been able to stay longer to look for my Shy but with my new job I had no personal time or vacation so I traveled Saturday and then back on Monday which meant I only had Sunday to look. I spent what I had to get out there and back and would do it again in a heartbeat if it meant I had a chance to see her and have her back again. I am so greatful to everyone that has tried to bring us back together. I cannot and wouldn't know where to begin to repay all of your kindness. I recorded my voice while I was there and also left her favorite toy and one of my t shirts just in case it could be of any use. It was devastating to have to leave again but I had to take a chance no matter how small the window was.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
I received a call from one of the girls at East Main who reported Shy had been seen on two different days by two different ladies. She knew her name when the one lady called her and turned to her, was hesitant, but turned and ran off. The girls at East Main believe it was Shy. I did call Brandi and let her know. Just an update. Vickie
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Posted by Julie (+414) 7 years ago
Whatever happened to the live trap idea?
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
There are two different ones set up and East Main Vet Clinic puts food out at both daily. No luck yet. They have one of my t shirts and cut it in half and put half in each. I just pray she will finally go up to one of the nice people out looking for her so that I can get her back where she belongs.
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Posted by Laura Sevier (+1581) 7 years ago
What area is Shy being spotted in, I would like to go out on Saturday and Sunday and look for her, if that is o.k.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Around 4'B's, truck stop, Broadus intersection. Good luck, Laura and thank you for looking. Vickie
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Posted by Laura Sevier (+1581) 7 years ago
Vickie, Would you like to go with me tomorrow, Sunday October 25, 2009 and look, if you do, let me know where you want to meet and at what time. E-mail me your phone number to dawnsevi@midrivers.com I would like to fine out more information on where they are spotting Shy, is it in the parking lot of 4Bs, the motel, the truck stop, on the interstate, down by the chinese restaurant? I will e-mail you my phone number.
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Posted by Steve Craddock (+2738) 7 years ago
When I saw this at the top of the list again I was hoping that it would be good news that Shy had finally been reunited with Brandi. It's a shame that isn't the case, but it's heartening to see so many good people helping out a stranger and a hapless little dog.

As a pet owner and life-long dog lover, I'd just like to say to all of you who have been searching for Shy, and feeding her, and helping Brandi out in other ways - THANK YOU!

And to Brandi - Don't lose hope. The people of Miles City won't give up the hunt and they won't let you down, ever - as you probably already know by now.
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
I know how wonderful everyone has been. I cannot thank all of you enough. It gives me hope each day to know that there are wonderful people out there keeping an eye out for her just so that we can be reunited.
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Posted by ab1984 (+95) 7 years ago
Just saw Shy at 1:20pm on the interstate. She was heading west in the east bound lane west of the dump road crossing, right by the power administration sight. By the time we got turned around on the interstate we could no longer see her.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
Just spent 30 minutes driving on the side of the road looking, not one sign...
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1669) 7 years ago
I went there a little after 5 ~ I did see a light brown dog with a black muzzle, but it looked too tall, maybe the height of a sheltie? The muzzle had a lot more black than the one in the photo above. I pulled over on top of that hill near the feedlot, and walked to the culvert, but couldn't find the dog!
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Posted by Laura Sevier (+1581) 7 years ago
I was on the interstate around 4:45 p.m. till about 6:00 p.m. and drove from the fairgrounds exit to the Baker exit, then from the Baker exit to the fairgrounds exit, I did not spot Shy. I went to 4Bs and walked on the exit side of the barb wire fence behind 4Bs and walked to the trees behind motel 6 on the hill of the exit, I put out dish of cat food by a tree on the exit by motel 6 and 4Bs will go check dish in the morning.
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Posted by Shu (+1216) 7 years ago
MAN, what a slippery dog!

I'm starting to wonder if she'll ever be caught and returned to her owner.

Anyway, good luck to all in the continued search.

PS 100 POSTS!!!...certainly that tells one how much this dog means to Brandi.

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Posted by Nicole Brown (+45) 7 years ago
i am currently a student and not working during the day. I will be sure to go out during the day and look. I will also put some cat food out and see if she turns up, i know my moms dog love cat food! Hopefully she does too. Is there a time that people see her more than others?? Just trying to see if there is a pattern to her appearances, that might make it easier to be there when she turns up in a specific area.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
It seems around noon or thereafter east of the Broadus Exit. If anyone thinks different, please post. Remember she does respond to shaking your car keys, saying "Let's go for a ride." That doesn't mean she will come right up to you, but she might come closer. Thanks, Vickie
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9008) 7 years ago
What you people need is Officer Certain and his tranquilzer gun.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1669) 7 years ago
I'm starting to wonder if the dog that has been spotted between the Baker and Broadus exits isn't a dog belonging to someone close to the interstate. Has anyone canvased the area? It's hard to believe there may still be Miles Citians that DON'T read mc.com ~~~but they may exist!
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
Thanks to you all for your continued efforts. It breaks my heart to be without her but you have all been so wonderful. I pray each day Shy will finally come up to one of you and sense that she will be safe. Bless you all.
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Posted by skoh (+334) 7 years ago
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Posted by Tyler Niedge (+71) 7 years ago
My husband was driving along the interstate between the Baker and Broadus interchanges the last three days and said he saw the same dog each time -Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, between 3 and 4pm each time. He said it was right along the interstate, right along the road, near the point where you can see the Solaris feedlot. He was telling me about it tonight and I asked if it was a smaller tan dog - "yes" - with a curly tail - "yes" - I asked if it looked like the missing dog on milescity.com - "what dog on milescity.com?" I showed him the picture on this thread and he was absolutely positive it was Shy. She is still in the same general area!
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Posted by Ashlee (+66) 7 years ago
Finally read this thread. I drive past 4b's everyday to work. i will make sure i look each time i drive back and fourth to work and on weekends i will make a trip out to look. Good Luck Brandi...i could never be with out my Bubby!!!
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Posted by Kelly (+2539) 7 years ago
It seems the dog is in one area. Should a search day be arranged, like when a child goes missing? 50 people or so walking just a few feet apart. Maybe others starting from the opposite side and walking toward the first group.


I don't want to organize, but as a start Saturday or Sunday 3pm., or even an evening earlier in the week. Meet at Town Pump truck egress lot....go fron there. Don't forget orange vests etc for safty. Let's find this dog in an organized fashion. I'll help search, but am too busy to do final plans. Anyone can you please take the reigns?

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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
Thank you for the sighting news. I get so excited each time someone sees her, I just wish my baby would finally go up to one of you wonderful people so that we could be reunited. Being a over the road truck driver I am stuck out on the road and don't have the option to be there full time which is killing me. I don't know what I would do without all of your wonderful help and words of encouragement. I pray each day will be the day I get the call that I can come get me baby.
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Posted by angelsfy (+420) 7 years ago
i am willing to walk around looking for the dog on saturday if more are interested in helping out by meeting at 4-b's at 3pm in their parking lot
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Posted by Ashlee (+66) 7 years ago
I can meet at 3pm on saturday
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Posted by Laura Sevier (+1581) 7 years ago
I would be willing to look on Saturday if I get back from Billings by 3:00 p.m. or I could help look on Sunday if more people are willing to help look.
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
I appreciate everyone looking for Shy. I am afraid that if she sees a group of people coming towards her she will head for the hills since she runs away from only one. I am trying to request time off so that I can fly back out there. I would only be able to be there for a couple of days but I definitely know she is in the area and as long as she feels safe and unthreatened she may hang around. I will post more details when I find out when I can get up there exactly. Thanks to all of you so much.
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Posted by Laura Sevier (+1581) 7 years ago
I went on the interstate from the Broadus exit to the Baker exit around 10:00 a.m. today and saw a small brown, tan, dog on the shoulder of the road, when I pulled over the dog looked at me then turned and went behind the guard rail by the feedlot and I could not find the dog. I went out again on the interstate at 4:00 p.m. and went back to the spot I saw the dog,this morning, and I left a pan of dog food with canned cat food in it and will go check the pan each day, and will keep putting food in it.
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Posted by Shu (+1216) 7 years ago
That's not a bad idea, Laura...but if the food disappears that may be a coyote, deer or other wild animal eating it, and not necessarily the dog. Just saying.

I have to say this story of Shy really has some interest to me - it is a good example of an owners' devotion to her companion, AND a friendly town's willingness to pull together and help...which is all the more reason why I hope this has a happy ending when it's all said and done. The media may have some interest in it, too.

To those who will be making efforts at finding Shy in the next couple of days and in the near future, I wish you good luck...I, myself, will probably be in Miles for Christmas - hopefully Shy is rescued before then, but if she's not and she's still been seen I may spend a little time looking while I'm there.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Thanks, it is people like you that keep us from giving up. Vickie
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9008) 7 years ago
I heard Officer Certain is a crack shot with his tranquilizer gun.
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Posted by Ashlee (+66) 7 years ago
What happened with the live traps? or video cameras. we need to start cracking down before something serious happens. Im a huge dog lover and would love to help Brandi find Shy. No dog needs to wonder alone. They need their companion. We need to do something quick!!!
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Posted by angelsfy (+420) 7 years ago
has anybody thought of going to the feedlot area or to peopel who live near there? just an ideal
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Posted by Just Me (+744) 7 years ago
That's a good idea. I stopped by there yesterday but nobody was home.
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
I requested time off next week so I am trying to get a plane ticket out there for next weekend. I will post when I am going to be out there for sure. I am going to focus in the feedlot area as that is where I am getting the most sightings as well as calls about her being seen. Hopefully I will get lucky and see her too.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+8539) 7 years ago
We saw her this morning and it was definitely Shy just east of Solaris Feeders i.e. the feedlot. As we slowed down the car, she took off up the hill at a good clip but it was definitely her. Steve, who has good eyes, made the identification. She looks skinny but uninjured.
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Posted by polar bear (+516) 7 years ago
Can someone catch her in a no-harm trap? Has it been tried?
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
What heartwarming news for Brandi that there is a confirmed sighting on Shy!!!!!!!!!! She is such a slippery little girl, isn't she? This has to have a happy ending with Brandi taking her baby home. Vickie
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Posted by angelsfy (+420) 7 years ago
has anybody talked with the people who work the feedlots there?
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Posted by ike eichler (+1208) 7 years ago
There is or was a dump site in a coulee north east of the feed lot. If it is the same dog, maybe that is where she hangs out.
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
I got a flight booked and rented a car out of Billings. I am scheduled to arrive in Billings at 1230 in the afternoon on Saturday the 14th. I will be in Miles City that later that afternoon and will head towards the feedlot. I leave out Monday afternoon so it gives me two days to hopefully find my baby. Thanks to you all for your help.
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1669) 7 years ago
angelfy: Yes,the feed lot has been called SEVERAL times, their dog is black/white. There are 2 other places closer to the interstate, (before the feedlot) I'll bet one of them owns a light brown, short haired dog. Although I think it would be an incredible and heartwarming story if Shy was still roughing it on her own, I know the dog I saw up in that area was not her. I was sure it was, until I got back home and looked at Shy's pic again...
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Posted by angelsfy (+420) 7 years ago
iwas just asking a question qbout the feedlot ...i am not from miles city
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Posted by ab1984 (+95) 7 years ago
Shy ran across the interstate towards the feedlot about 15 minutes ago. She saw my husbands car slow down and disappeared. He got out and called for her, but he did not see anymore sign of her. And it IS Shy. Sent the picture to my husband immediately after he saw her to confirm. She has a distinct look to her.

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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9008) 7 years ago
Running across the INTERSTATE?!?!?!!!!

"Please...won't someone think of the puppies?"
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Posted by Bill Bloom (-384) 7 years ago
If she is not found before it snows, maybe after a fresh snow , someone might track here to her hole or hiding spot. Leave it be and get a live trap there , doesn`t sound like she will come to anyone. If she is not scared from there she will probly keep going back to that place. Good luck . Some straw in a live trap would keep her warm!
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Posted by tax payer (+351) 7 years ago
We know it is the dog, so please leave it alone until the owner can get here. You will just make the dog move as she will feel threatened.
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Posted by White (+17) 7 years ago
I see the "leave her alone" so she doesn't get scared and hide even more argument... but not trying to catch her when she dashes in front of your car would be silly. How many times can a dog run across an interstate before getting hit? Not to mention... when the owner of said dog posts a "please find my dog" and puts up flyers... yea, usually people try to find the dog.
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Posted by tax payer (+351) 7 years ago
She has been living by the interstate for quite awhile with out being hit. But if she is scared and runs across trying to get away from someone might cause her to be hit. I feel she will only come to her owner. Why not ask the owner what she wants done at this stage of the game?
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Posted by hat_3275 (+71) 7 years ago
I hope the dog gets reunited with it's owner but walking down the interstate to look for it is DANGEROUS!!!! I would hope no one would be that foolish!!!!!!
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
Well I took my car down the side of the interstate with the flasher lights on, which is slightly safer.
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Posted by hat_3275 (+71) 7 years ago
That Pitbull should be put down for that!!!! Better yet the owner should be fined!!!
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
I think Brandi told me the owner was fired from his truck driving job - which wasn't enough - but it was something. She was concerned that it could have been a child the dog could have attacked. Vickie
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Posted by Dixie Rieger (+322) 7 years ago
Shy has been found. I had put my 2 live traps out by the interstate. Tues.had a cat. Wed. had a cat. Prayed that God would lead her to the trap, and low and behold this morning she looked at me from inside the trap. I put her in the pickup and let her out of the trap and she jumped into my lap and licked my face. She is at the vet clinic now. Both her and I now have flee's. We both got sprayed and should be flee free soon. Shy's mom has been called. She is in route. Praise God.
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Posted by polar bear (+516) 7 years ago
A Christmas miracle! So happy for the amazing ending. Good luck with the fleas.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5002) 7 years ago
How cool is that!
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Posted by J Wilson (+162) 7 years ago
WOW!!!! Thank God that little dog has been found. I have been following this and it just broke my heart that she couldn't be caught. Great job and now she will be reunited with her owner!!! YAY!!
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Posted by howdy (+4950) 7 years ago
OMG thats wonderful!!! What a happy ending!!! I cannot believe this dog survived all this while that way!!!
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6098) 7 years ago
Very, very cool.
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Posted by Andie13 (+52) 7 years ago
How exciting!! This says a lot about the people of Miles City.
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Posted by Vicky Strom (+102) 7 years ago
AWESOME!!!!!!! This is so cool!
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Posted by Lavonne (+87) 7 years ago
SO happy this story has a happy ending!!! Like so many others in our community, I made several trips along the interstate hoping to spot Shy again after seeing her more than a month ago!
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Posted by Lorin Dixson (+589) 7 years ago
This could be a, put Miles City on the map type story. It is not very often that you would hear about a community working together for this long for a strangers dog. If I ever lose my dog I hope it is somewhere like Miles City.
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Posted by polar bear (+516) 7 years ago
Someone should have the newspaper do an article with pictures of the reunion! If they do that, please post a link online for those of us far from MC.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9008) 7 years ago
Nice work, Dixie. Officer Certain will be proud of you.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+13049) 7 years ago
That is doggone dogfound good news. Glad for the happy ending
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Posted by spacekace (+878) 7 years ago
Yay! Sunday me and a friend drove down the interstate looking for her too....I'm so glad that she has been found!
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Posted by Cindy (+393) 7 years ago
Good Job, Dixie! That is the best news! I'm so glad Shy is safe and sound and soon to be back in the arms of her mom. Yeah!

[This message has been edited by Cindy (11/12/2009)]
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Posted by Laura Sevier (+1581) 7 years ago
I went to East Main Animal Clinic this morning and saw Shy, I took pictures of her. Does anyone know how to post the pictures on this sight, if you do let me know your e-mail address on this sight, and I will send the pictures to you, and you can post them on this sight.

[This message has been edited by Laura Sevier (11/12/2009)]
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Posted by Dixie Rieger (+322) 7 years ago
I won't be here Sat. for the reunion. Could someone please video it for me. Please Please.
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Posted by Denise Selk (+1665) 7 years ago
Excellent!
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
Laura, I would be happy to post those pictures. Send them to me.

Josh@Joshrath.com
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
Thank God for all of you. I will miss getting to meet my angel Dixie that finally caught my Shy. You all will never be forgotten in our hearts. This is the best news in a lifetime. I will be in Billings 1230 Saturday and will drive in to East Main from there. I am so excited to see my baby. Tom and I thank you all for everyting you have done. This is the most wonderful community and group of people I have ever come in contact with and I have been all over this country. I look forward to meeting and thanking those of you that come to the vet on Saturday. Bless you all.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
It was great talking to you this morning, Brandi! I'm still in awe of the good people of Miles City. My girlfriend went and saw Shy this morning. She said her eyes looked tired. She is resting and waiting for her mama! Can't wait to get together again. You have my phone #. Vickie
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Posted by Christen LeBlanc Ramsey (+278) 7 years ago
dixie, you rock!! as do all of the others that have been tirelessly searching. i have been following this thread since the beginning and every time i get on, i check to see if little shy has been found. it just warms my heart to know that she will soon be with her people.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3752) 7 years ago
So they found her? That is great news!
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Posted by jeanne m bole (+186) 7 years ago
What wonderful news I am sitting here with tears in my eyes thank
God for all you wonderful people.
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Posted by Dona Stebbins (+825) 7 years ago
This is wonderful news! I have been following this story, too, and hoping for exactly this happy ending. I am proud of Miles City and the wonderful people who live there
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Posted by Jaylene Tennant (+124) 7 years ago
Omg how amazing! YAY
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Posted by Gwen Gunther (+107) 7 years ago
So very happy this story had a happy ending for everyone! How cool...
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+8235) 7 years ago
As expounded by others above, this really does demonstrate the quality of the community of Miles City, and all around. Dixie, awesome job! Glad Shy will be home with Brandi soon.
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1669) 7 years ago
I'm eating the best slice of Humble Pie EVER!!! I would have bet there was no way that dog could still be out there!! You are the best, Dixie! You are going to be able to meet Brandi, aren't you?
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Posted by Bill Bloom (-384) 7 years ago
Good Job Dixie!!! Great news!
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Posted by CK (+846) 7 years ago
Wow. This makes my day!
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Posted by Sandy Kiltie-Losing (+265) 7 years ago
What a "Thanksgiving Season" story!
Great job Dixie and a huge "atta boy, atta girl" to all those who never gave up and kept looking!!!
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Posted by SherriLynn (+118) 7 years ago
I'm so glad this had a happy ending. I too had tears in my eyes when I heard the news. Thanks to all the people who never gave up hope. Travel safe Brandi!
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+13049) 7 years ago
Here are the pictures Laura took:



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Posted by howdy (+4950) 7 years ago
Wow it's amazing that she is in as good a shape as she appears to be...What a survivor!!! Brandi, perhaps, it might be a good idea to get her a type of Harness collar that she cannot wiggle out of for the future...the kind that goes under their legs as well...

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Posted by Heath H (+647) 7 years ago
GREAT news! Great job Dixie!
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1432) 7 years ago
Whewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
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Posted by Just Me (+744) 7 years ago
I am SO happy for you Brandi. I am really proud of our community also. I had chills go up my spine when I saw she was safe and sound.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
I'm wiping tears of joys. Vickie
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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4458) 7 years ago
Awesome. I was late to the game on this one. I didn't notice this thread until it was well past a hundred.

What a great reminder of why it's so special to live here.
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Posted by RA (+628) 7 years ago
Dixie.....as always you are your humble self.....Way to go!!!!!
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Posted by Shu (+1216) 7 years ago
There you go, an AWESOME example of a good thing that can happen when a community pulls-together for the common good, AND when a devoted owner doesn't give-up hope! Praise the Lord, yes!

The dog does look somewhat different in the "then" and "now" photos - more scrawny now, understandably, but you can see it's still her face.

Brandi, have a great reunion with Shy...TRY not to let her run-off on you again as she's obviously a slippery one, okay? Gotta love happy endings! Take care.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+13049) 7 years ago
More pictures from Laura:

Dixie with Shy:




Dixie and Toni Gaglia with Shy
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Posted by M T Zook (+510) 7 years ago
I have been watching this drama from the beginning and I can't say how proud I am of my home town. I knew when the post count rose 30 numbers in a day, the news must be good. I look forward to hearing about the reunion.

In a time when most of the news is garbage, this is something worthy. Great work all.
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Posted by snickers (+795) 7 years ago
WOW THANK YOU Dixie and Toni
That is so great
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Posted by DJB (+89) 7 years ago
All of you Miles Citians and surrounding people who care so much about the wonderful creatures who are our pets and friends (you've gone out of your way to help find "Shy") give yourselves a big pat on the back! Compliments to Bill Bloom and everyone who have gave suggestions, who've drove the interstate, put out cat food, prayed and all else to find Shy. One really wonders if there is any other community that pulls together like ours to help others find a beloved pet.
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Posted by MR (+360) 7 years ago
Someone call the Star !!! Have Steve there with his camera on Saturday !!!! What a story and what a HAPPY HAPPY ending !!! Way to go Dixie !!! Keep an eye on Shy !!!
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Posted by Laura Sevier (+1581) 7 years ago
Steve was at East Main Animal Clinic with his camera today and took pictures of Dixie and Shy and of Toni, Dixie and Shy and will be there on Saturday when Shy is reunited with Brandi to take pictures. I will also take more pictures on Saturday to post on this site.
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
Dixie is fostering my Shy Shy until I get there on Saturday. I cannot express how thankful I am to all of you that never gave up hoping to reunite us. I spoke to Deb at East Main and Shy is getting microchipped so heaven forbid anything were to ever happen she could be pinpointed easily. She was due for two shots that I missed getting for her last month and she got those today as well. Shy had a harness as well as her collar but we are definitely going back to the harness from now on...no more slipping out! Thanks to you all for your wonderful thoughts and prayers. Tom and I will never forget what you wonderful people have done and how you all helped to give back to us what is our baby.
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Posted by Dave Golterman (+237) 7 years ago
Great news. Too bad Paul Harvey has gone to that great studio in the sky, this would be a wonderful story for him to air. Maybe Emily Broyles will be able to attend the reunion and do a story.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
Emilie Boyles... To Get ahold of her call 406-377-3377
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Brandi, I think the fact that Shy was attacked by the Pitt Bull, ran for her life, too afraid to go to anyone,and was lost from you and Tom in a strange place, made so many of us determined to help her reunite with her mama. I can't imagine how she felt; that's what kept so many of us hoping and praying. Dixie is Shy's Guardian Angel, without a doubt.

People that have been reading and commenting, please remember that Shy didn't slip away from Brandi, she was attacked by a Pitt Bull, that came out of nowhere at the truck stop, and before Tom or Brandi could grab her, she slipped out of her collar, that was attached to her leash that they were holding onto, and ran up the hill behind the truck stop. Brandi and Tom stayed eight days in a motel looking for her. Brandi then returned looking again and was coming back Saturday to look again. Shy has always been "shy" and wouldn't go to others. Looks like Dixie won her trust. What a happy ending. Vickie
Miles City, you rock!

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Posted by Emilie Boyles (+252) 7 years ago
I can't be in MC this Saturday...BUT..if someone could please send me the contact info for Brandi and who at the Vet's I should talk to I'd be happy to do something with it.

The best number to reach me at is 406-939-3378 or newsdesk@kxgn.com

Emilie
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Posted by Steve Craddock (+2738) 7 years ago
Dixie! I just heard the good news. I have to admit I was surprised to hear that Shy had been found after all this time - but I was not one bit surprised to hear that it was YOU who found her. Way to go, Gal!

I scrolled up to read your post and actually got a bit of shock when I read this:

She is at the vet clinic now. Both her and I now have flea's. We both got sprayed and should be flea free soon.


Hmmmm... Fleas? what the hell? Nothing shocking about that, right? But that wasn't it. Read it again but this time take the "r" out of sprayed and you'll read it the way I did the first time.
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Posted by ike eichler (+1208) 7 years ago
What wonderfull news that the dog has been found. Had looked for her a number of time with no sucess. A happy ending ala the old time Lassie books.

Have come to believe her hideout was across the T Y ditch from the Micheals addition, and in between the big lighted advertising sign and the interstate underpass that goes to the feed lot. Near the ditch it's kinda a jungle. big weeds, downed trees etc. The last time I was there it was home to a couple ferral cats.

We may never know, where she hung out, what she ate nor where she drank. Would'nt be ironic that she may have been adopted by one of those cats and helped her to survive. Perhaps, that could be the source of the fleas. She had to get them from some host. Dixie you are my hero!!
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
I am so excited to leaving tomorrow morning and be on my way to my Shy Shy. I will be in Billings by 1230 and should be at East Main by 3 pm or just after. I can never thank all of you enough for all your wonderful efforts. Dixie, you definitely were my Shy Shy's angel.
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Posted by Maryann McDaniel (+256) 7 years ago
Wonderful news. Miles City is a pretty incredible place. I moved there in 1965 from Virginia as a 15-year-old in a December blizzard. I and my brothers and sister were immediately welcomed and accepted. The people are caring, giving, and acutely aware of what is really important in life. I have been gone from Miles City since 1970 but have great respect for all who live there. The winters are harsh (I remember some very serious blizzards and my work as a Junior Red Cross volunteer) and I am thankful Shy is being returned to you now. I have had several pets, and several now, that bring such meaning and joy to my life and I am so glad that you will be reunited with Shy this weekend.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
Maryann, the winter is pretty calm right now. Not a flake of snow on the ground. 20 degree temperatures. Really odd for Montana. But I'm sure now that I have said it tomorrow there will be 5 feet of snow and -30 degree temps. hah
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Posted by Shu (+1216) 7 years ago
AAAANNND - 200 POSTS!!! YAAAAAAAYYY!!!

Enjoy the Shy/Brandi reunion today, everyone! I have asked my folks to save the MC Star for me so I can read the articles and see the pictures. I'm looking forward to seeing that.
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Posted by ty head (+103) 7 years ago
josh- you should record it when the dog is picked up and put it on the webcam website. it's just too good of a story to not document
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Posted by Lorin Dixson (+589) 7 years ago
I think someone should contact Oprah, or some show that does human interest stories. Maybe someone in the local media knows how to go about that. It seems to me like there was something on one of the network news programs lately about communities making a difference,or something like that.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
Ty, I would, but if she picks up Shy between now and 3PM I cannot. I'm sitting at the Radio station controlling the Montana Grizzlies Football Game.

If someone does record it, feel free to send it along and I'll post it on the MilesCityFeed.com YouTube Channel.
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Posted by ty head (+103) 7 years ago
well anyone that's going to be there should record it. that would be an amazing video showing the love
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1669) 7 years ago
Anyone else thinking of putting a little token of sorts on the fence for when Brandi pulls up? Maybe even some balloons? I'd have liked to think of a shorter phrase for a shirt that would have the effect of, "My Dog went Camping in Miles City, MT ~ and all I got was this shirt!"

Josh ~ please try to be there, I can't imagine she's going to get here before 3 if her plane is due after 12 noon.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
Oh, if she is arriving in Billings at noonish, if the plane is even near being on time... Then getting her rental car, and driving here, she probably won't be here till late. If she gets here about 3ish 4ish, then I'll be good. Cause the Griz are just getting to halftime. They started at noon, so they should be done by 2:30-3ish. I just need a plugin for the camera, which I am sure they could provide.
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Posted by howdy (+4950) 7 years ago
Does anyone know if Brandi is driving back home or taking another plane with Shy?? this will be so exciting to get these two together again...
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
Gene, if you could call me when Brandi is in town that would be great, because I am happy to record this but I don't wish to stand there and wait for hours.

Edit: Laura just called and told me she should be there 3ish. All i have on me is my Laptop so I'll just set it up and have it record.

[This message has been edited by Josh Rath (11/14/2009)]
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
Well, that was fun. Shy is safely with Brandi. I'll have the video (soundless, for some reason) and some pictures up soon.
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Posted by howdy (+4950) 7 years ago
Is she driving back?? I am so happy for them both...Poor little Shy has been so alone for months and Brandi's heart is finally healed...YEAAAAA!!!
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
She has a pet carrier that she can take into the plane with her, donated by Julie. She is flying back.

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Posted by Julie (+414) 7 years ago
What a WONDERFUL REUNION! And a true testament that miracles can happen!
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
I'm editing the video. It is of poor quality, but it will do. The sound is absent, so i am putting a guitar in as a filler. If anyone who was there has some video or pictures they would share with me so they can be added to the video that would be awesome! Just reply here if you do.


I will upload the video later tonight, once I find out if anyone else will chime in with some pics or video.

[This message has been edited by Josh Rath (11/14/2009)]
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Thanks a million, Josh! I had spoke with Brandi as she arrived to town (via phone) but as I am sick with flu/cold,I stayed home to not expose anyone else. I will look forward to your video.

What a good feeling today, huh! Vickie
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+13049) 7 years ago
The Reunion











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Posted by howdy (+4950) 7 years ago
Did Shy recognize her?? I am guessing she should have as it hasn't really been that many months...
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Tom, these photos must have put a big smile on your face! Your girls are coming home!!!!!!! Vickie
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Posted by David Schott (+10301) 7 years ago
"Shy" looks pretty well fed for having been on the lam for ~3 months...?

Glad to see the reunion. Nice to see "good news" for a change.
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Posted by skoh (+334) 7 years ago
This was the best thing I've seen on this site! Having had the experience of losing a pet here and having it returned by the wonderful people in Miles City, I can say that this town is a wonderful, caring place with the best citizens anywhere! Way to go Dixie and everyone else who looked for Shy, donated time, money or just said a prayer for her safe return. Wonderful!!!!!
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Posted by ty head (+103) 7 years ago
josh- is the video up? where is it at, or going to be at
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
When I woke this morning i had to get to work, but when I get home after the football game I'll upload it with some pictures from this thread also.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+13049) 7 years ago
Dixie, Brandi, and Shy


Shy
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Posted by T Brown (+484) 7 years ago
Congratulations to Brandi and her Baby Shy! I am crying many, many tears of joy for you both. Great Job Dixie....Great Job. At a time when it seems like all you hear is bad news....this is an amazing, heart warming story that won't be topped for quite some time. Is'nt God amazing? Bless you all.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Amen, Vickie
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
I have to say this.

How did god play a part in this, T. Brown? Dixie and MANY other kind PEOPLE went out looking for Shy, and Dixie happened to be the one to get her. Shy wandered into the trap because of something in it, not because "God told her to". The same with Shy surviving this 3 months. God didn't save her, these kind people who set out food did.
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Posted by tax payer (+351) 7 years ago
This is a nice story! Why Josh do you have to add something like your remarks to it? Lets just leave it as a nice heart warming story.
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Posted by polar bear (+516) 7 years ago
Josh, there are those of us who know God's hand was in this. You may choose not to believe, but don't stomp on the faith of others.

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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
Tax Payer, it is a very nice story, and my remark is not pertaining to this story in particular.

polar bear, STFU. If that is what you believe that is fine, but when people say that something like this is "the work of god" it irritates me. You would be saying that God did this, and not Dixie, taking the credit when she rightfully deserves away from her.
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Posted by polar bear (+516) 7 years ago
I don't know what STFU is, but Josh you need to be a bit more tolerant.

Many of us know that God used Dixie because she was willing and that is where she deserves credit.

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Posted by Bob L. (+5002) 7 years ago
Polar Bear: I'll help you out.

Three of the words are

Shut
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
I love how you changed your message after I had posted mine. Also, for the people who do not know how to use google...

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=What...FU+Mean%3F

...Anywhoo.... STFU generally means "Shut The F**K Up", but has a multitude of other versions.

As I said before, I'm not "stomping" other peoples religion, I just don't feel it should be said like that. Especially when it clearly wasn't "god" that found Shy.

I am very tolerant, but not of people like you who exist to make trouble.

Finally, "God used Dixie". Wow, really? So you are saying Dixie has no free will what so ever?
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Posted by polar bear (+516) 7 years ago
OK, I get it. He is telling me to be silent, but that he can post his beliefs here. I get it.

Josh, I can see that religion and faith in your presence make you really angry so I won't pursue this on the board.

My "changed message" was not changed. I only changed phrasing to clarify. It says the same thing it did to begin with. I also corrected typo. Nothing was done to incite you.

I am sorry that you have done this a heart warming story. Not cool.

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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
I'm not angry in anyway, shape, or form. Just stating a point here. People who believe "God Used so-and-so" are in for a wake up call. By saying that, you are saying that person has no free thinking ability, similar to a robot. When, in something I like to call "reality", we all know we have Free Will. This is why I am able to contest with you about this, and you are able to respond.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Josh, I look forward to you posting your photos/videos here of Brandi and Shy. I, as well as others, appreciate your time and dedication to such a good cause! Thanks, Vickie
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Posted by T Brown (+484) 7 years ago
Josh Rath....I happen to believe that God has his hand in EVERYTHING! I did not ask you for your opinion. This thread is for Brandi and Shy. I appreciate you posting the pics and Video when you get them done...but your comments were totally unnecessary and uncalled for. What ever your religion or beliefs are...are your business...I really don't care. You really should not care what mine are. I have the right to say how I feel just like you. God Bless even you...and have a great night!
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
T Brown, I honestly do not care if you asked for an opinion or not, this is why it is an opinion. My comments, necessary or not, do not matter. Why? Because this is a forum. A place for free speech, and almost no rules.
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Posted by polar bear (+516) 7 years ago
Free speech and STFU? Isn't that a little incongruent Josh?
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Posted by polar bear (+516) 7 years ago
Oh, I have just been informed that it is free speech for Josh but not for anyone who does not believe the way he does.
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Posted by Leif Hope (+101) 7 years ago
God Bless even you...


even, even?
Why the qualifier?
Better just to say God Bless you, than to add the barb.

Why all the uproar over someone, especially a young person questioning. I think it is healthy and a sign of intelligence and a willing to push the envelope to question.

I would rather someone question than to just fall in step with the status quo.

Questioning is how we learn.
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Posted by polar bear (+516) 7 years ago
He is not questioning, he is saying things like STFU and implying that anyone's idea except his is stupid. This is not questioning, it is arrogance and extremely intolerant of beliefs of others.
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Posted by Leif Hope (+101) 7 years ago
Here is how it started:

I have to say this.
How did god play a part in this, T. Brown? Dixie and MANY other kind PEOPLE went out looking for Shy, and Dixie happened to be the one to get her. Shy wandered into the trap because of something in it, not because "God told her to". The same with Shy surviving this 3 months. God didn't save her, these kind people who set out food did.


That is a question, followed by his observations.

Then you, polar bear, instigated. Had you induldged his question and comments/observations in a manner that was not confrontational and patronizing, I'm sure this would have a different outcome.

You really threw away a teachable moment.
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Posted by Lorin Dixson (+589) 7 years ago
Ok we have religion involved. Let's try to figure a way to put politics in, this thread could go on & on.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
How about that Sarah Palin person... haahh
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Posted by Shu (+1216) 7 years ago
COME ON, GANG!!! This was possibly the most AWESOME thread EVER at M.C.com with one of the best happy endings to ever take place, and then you go and turn it into a holy war!

Just knock it off and let this go back to being the feel-good thread it was before Josh's entry 16 posts above, okay?

Save the religious arguments for other threads...there are a TON of those on this very site - go post on one of those or else start a new one rather than ruin this one. JEEZ!
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Posted by Leif Hope (+101) 7 years ago
I'm sorry. I chose to see Josh's post in a different view.

Yes, this is a feel-good, time to celebrate situation.
I'm so happy that little cutie Shy and her mom have been reunited.
Lots of thanks to go around for all those who made it happen.
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Posted by ty head (+103) 7 years ago
but anyway, i'm pretty set on this video. where the hell is it josh
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1911) 7 years ago
God has no hands but yours.
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Posted by Laura Sevier (+1581) 7 years ago
If anyone is interested in copies of the pictures I took that Richard Bonine posted for me let me know which ones you want copies of, how many you want, and your first and last name, so I know who to get a hold of, and I will go to Wal Mart and get the pictures made from my digital camera.
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1669) 7 years ago
In the last pic of Shy, it looks like her front rt foot is turned in a little? Is that just how she was laying, or was her foot injured in the attack? Were there any scars from the attack?
I was also wondering about her first reaction to seeing Brandi. In my experience with being away from a pet for any extended time, they are usually "mad" and you and ignore you for a while. I bet once she got home and into familiar surroundings that ole tail was spinning
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Posted by Dixie Rieger (+322) 7 years ago
In case I haven't expressed why I think Shy went to my trap I'll tell you my story. Josh, you can not change my mind that God had a hand in it. I checked the traps very late Wed. night. As I was driving home I talked to God. (we are on a first name basis). I told God that I knew he loved animals because of the arc and Noah. I explained how thin Shy looked and that colder weather was sure to be arriving and that I didn't know if Shy could make it much longer. I asked God to lead Shy to one of my traps. Thurs. morning there she was. You can believe what you want, but you will never damper my belief that God had a hand in the rescue.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
You people seem to believe I mean to shun your beliefs. No, i don't. You believe what you wish, I believe what I wish. I think logically, you think religiously. I welcome your religious beliefs because I prefer to remain neutral, but I can express my opinion wanted or not, about your religious beliefs. Just as you are expressing your opinion on my non-religious beliefs. Ok?

Also, Ty. I along with many others have day to day stuff I have to do which is currently higher on the list that uploading the reunion video. When I gain free-time I will do that.
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Posted by Bixby (+40) 7 years ago
Josh - go somewhere else and whine about this. You have effectively screwed up what has been a very positive link. Shame on you for not allowing us to enjoy this happy occasion without your pettiness and bringing it off subject. Sure, you can have your opinions, but put them in the appropriate place in an adult manner. You prove over and over again your immaturity, i.e., your recent advice to Polar Bear to ST*** - childish at best. Perhaps your finishing school would give you the necessary appropriate vocabulary to express yourself in an adult manner. Now you are being more childish saying things like "I have day-to-day stuff to do." You volunteered to post the pics. Either get over yourself or go away, child. This is a forum for grown-ups.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
I'm not whining at all. Just having a civilized chat. I have no clue how I have screwed this up, considering everything about Shy and Brandi is ABOVE my chatter... But say what you must.

Every time I have a conversation on this forum why does some bimbo like you bring up the fact that I have yet to finish school? That is completely irrelevant. At least I do not hide behind some petty nickname to keep my name from being tarnished. I could care less. If you decide you wish to not like me because of what I believe and not because of who i truly am so be it.

How is saying "I along with many others have day to day stuff I have to do which is currently higher on the list that uploading the reunion video. ", being childish? I'm sure when you do something for free, but also have stuff that you are being paid for, the free stuff is put onto the "back burner". Yeah, I did volunteer to post the VIDEO, and I will. When I am available to do so.

What is there to get over? Also, I may be 17, but age is just a number. Oh, and... When has this forum been for grown-ups? Have you seen some of the topics on here?
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Posted by Bixby (+40) 7 years ago
I rest my case, kiddo.
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Posted by T Brown (+484) 7 years ago
Dixie, God Blessed us when he made you! You are an angel sent here from Him and I for one am thankful. I will ALWAYS believe that God has his hand in all things! Your prayers were answered thursday morning when Shy was in your trap. He will always answer your prayers. God Bless you and your family. Happy Holidays to you sweet lady!
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Posted by polar bear (+516) 7 years ago
Dixie, thanks so much for your explanation of what happened. I also prayed for Brandi and Shy the night before. I grew up in that area and know what winter would be like. You were used by God and your willingness and work to make it happen are so wonderfully commendable.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
Just as an FYI, I had time tonight to finish this video, but upon opening my editing program the video was no longer on my system. So No video. Oh well. I know there were 2 other people there with camcorders, and they could easily provide that.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Brandi and Shy finally arrived home tonight and one of the first things she was going to do was sit down with her partner and mother to view the Reunion. That won't be available to them now but I know they are very HAPPY to have Shy home. Josh, we had all looked forward to your video but things happen; thanks for taping it in the first place. Vickie
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Posted by ty head (+103) 7 years ago
Josh- God's looking down at you from heaven right now and saying, "What now Josh Rath, what now."
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2302) 7 years ago
And Ty, you are still the forum jackass.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+8235) 7 years ago
No more religious debates in this thread. PERIOD.

This one is simply about a lady who lost her pet, has searched in earnest and expense, the many who tried and did help, and another fine lady who managed to finally capture him. Let's leave it at that.

If you've got some religious debate, stick it in another thread, in the appropriate forum.
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Posted by trey (+52) 7 years ago
Thank God you put a stop the religous talk!!!!
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Posted by Maryann McDaniel (+256) 7 years ago
Dixie, thank you and others in Miles City for showcasing what Miles City people are all about.

Been wondering how you might be related to our former neighbors. We live on South Lake from 1964-about 1972 and had Rieger neighbors on our side street. They were such wonderful people -- inviting us to a family ranch for branding, etc. -- and my parents in particular were so fond of them. I believe my sister Peggy Mahoney Wohlgenant was a classmate of one of your relatives.

Hope your winter is not too cold. We have our first cold snap tonight with temps here in the Houston, TX area in the mid 40s -- quite a surprise after really spring like weather all fall.

Take care all Montanans this winter.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Thank you for stepping in and putting a stop to the BS on the best forum Miles City had. I, as well as others, have been proud that it has maintained what it started out to be....about a dog and a woman that fought hard to reunite and the wonderful people of Miles City that didn't give up and helped bring them together. Dixie, without a doubt, a big hero in this. Brandi went away thinking this was the best place she had ever been. Now when she reads how the forum she started has ended with so much fighting, she must be hurt as she prayed daily for people and Shy to find each other. What a reunion....still brings goosebumps.
The FINAL ending, however, was an insult to all those involved, rather they searched, prayed, kept up with it from far away, and to Brandi and her family. That's just my opinion. Brandi would not want this. Vickie
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
Shy Shy and I made it home late last night. She was nervous on the planes but did great. I can never express hou appreciative I am to all of you involved. She is comfortable and is doing well. What a wonderful time I had this weekend reuniting with her and seeing all of you.
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Posted by MRH (+1213) 7 years ago
Hi,

I am very glad this saga had a wonderful happy ending. I understand there was a nice article in Tuesday nights Miles City Star. Could someone post it on this site for those living away from Miles City?
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Posted by skoh (+334) 7 years ago
That was a wonderful article about the reunion! What a timely story right before Thanksgiving and even Christmas! I am sure that Brandi and her husband will enjoy the holidays immensely thanks to the wonderful people in our caring town.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
I agree! Vickie
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Posted by Steve Allison (+976) 7 years ago
When Shy, a terrier-pug mix, stepped out of her vehicle safely on a leash on August 18, her owner Brandi Baker was not expecting a three month emotional roller coaster ride. Baker was just trying to give her dog a break in the long ride between homes as she changed jobs. A sudden attack by another dog sent Shy loss, injured, afraid and running for her life. After dealing with the attacker, Baker searched for Shy but was unable to find her.
With a limited time before she had to be at her new job, Baker made and displayed numerous poster around town picturing Shy and asking for help locating her lost dog. With no information about the missing dog turning up and time in town running out, Baker decided to ask for help by posting a notice on the Internet site 'milescity.com'. Regular readers of the web site started looking for Shy and posting any possible sightings they had of the little lost dog. All the sightings had one thing in common, Shy was living up to her name by running and hiding as soon as anyone tried to stop and help her.
When most of the sightings seamed to be in one area, Baker arrange to make a quick trip to Miles City to see if her voice could being the allusive dog in close enough to be captured. Because time off from a new job is hard to come by, the trip had to be short and Baker came up empty in her attempts to call in Shy and to return home empty handed.
The sighting of Shy reported on the web site narrowed to a small area near the interstate between the Broadus and Baker interchanges, near Solarus Feeders. To help keep the dog in that area and hopefully make Shy a bit less shy, some of the .com followers started putting out food near the interstate in about the middle of the area Shy was being sighted in. The food did keep her in the area but did nothing to slow Shy's run into hiding when a car would slow down near her.
Once again Brandi Baker arranged for a few days off so she could fly in and look for her missing Shy. Baker posted she would be arriving in town on Saturday November 14 but would have to leave, whither she found Shy or not on Monday. Hope raised for all those following the story on the milescity.com thread as sightings increased and Baker's arrival drew near.
When the weather began to turn colder last week and with a storm predicted to arrive before the weekend, Dixie Rieger, one of the numerous people following the thread and spending hours of free time searching, decided to up her effort hoping to give Baker a happy ending to this story. Rieger arrange to get the use of two live catch traps. She then found the smelliest food she could, smoky meat chunks, to bait the traps with.
Monday, November 9, Dixie Rieger put the two traps out, one on each side of the interstate highway, with the fragrant meat chunks on the trigger. Tuesday morning Rieger checked the traps only to find a cat in one of them and the other empty. Wednesday morning found the same results, one angry cat and one empty trap. Thursday morning's search however brought joy. The cat apparently stayed home letting Shy find her way into the trap.
After loading the trap into her pickup, Rieger open it up and was greeted with joyous kisses from a very grateful Shy. After everyone settled down, it was off to the East Main Animal Clinic for the pair. Here the first exam revealed that Shy had picked up many flea hitch hikers and had shared them with Rieger. So both of them got a quick flea bath before the little devils spread any further. Then Shy got a thorough examination, a worming and a favorite toy Baker had left for her. The bite wound Shy got from the dog chasing her off, had healed well but left a distinct scare on her side. Other then the fleas, new scare and lost weight Shy was in good shape. When Brandi Baker was contacted and told the good news, she said her and Shy would be flying back Wisconsin. To make sure there would be no paper work problems to delay the trip, Shy was given all the shots she needed for the planned plain trip.
Brandi Baker arrived in Miles City Saturday afternoon and headed to the East Main Animal Clinic for her reunion with her long absent friend. About a dozen of the people who had been following the thread on milescity.com and helping with search were on hand to take part in the reunion. There were smiles and frantic tail wags all around as Baker and Shy became reacquainted. The shy Shy was even willing to be held and petted by this group of strangers as long as she could see Baker near by. When the day's cool temperature start the now thinner Shy shivering, clinic staff members quickly appeared with a selection of sweaters for Shy to choose from along with a box of food and treats for the flight home. Julie Axelberg soon showed up with a soft sided pet carrier so Shy would be able to take her first flight sitting reassuringly on Baker's lap. Dixie Rieger could not be on hand for the reunion but, with the return flight scheduled for Monday, she did get to meet Baker Sunday afternoon before she and Shy had to leave town.
The good news, reunion photos and best wishes quickly added another 50 or so additions to the internet thread that had informed, encouraged and guided searchers to the joyous conclusion of this lost dog story. A story of how old fashioned community spirit, coordinated and encouraged through the latest high tech methods, ends happily with an owner and dog reunited in a loving embrace.
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Posted by Laura Sevier (+1581) 7 years ago
Thank you Steve Allison for posting the newspaper article about Shy and her owner being reunited, on this website. Everyone will enjoy reading it.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6098) 7 years ago
Terrific story. I do hope what you posted was the pre-proofreader version of the story.
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Posted by MRH (+1213) 7 years ago
Thanks Steve for posting the story. I see it is also on the Miles City Star web site. Thanks again for posting the story. It was a Good One.

Marshall
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Posted by Tina Bean (+422) 7 years ago
LOL wendy. I was thinking the same thing!! SCARE! LOL
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
Steve, thanks for one of the most heartfelt stories I've read; you nailed it. Vickie
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Posted by MRH (+1213) 7 years ago
Hey ladies, give Steve a break. He did us a favor. You can check out the polished version on the Miles City Star web site.

Marshall Haferkamp
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6098) 7 years ago
I don't mean to insult Steve. I think the story is great! I blame my grammar OCD.
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
Hi Everyone!!! I received a call this morning from Ed Kemmick from the Billings Gazette. He wants to do a story about this so we talked for awhile and I just wanted to give you all a heads up. I'm not sure when it will come out but I will post it when I find out unless you guys hear it first. Thank you all so much. Shy Shy is doing great. She seems so much more relaxed now being in familiar surroundings. This has been such a blessing to have her back.
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
We'll be seeing you and Shy on television next! Vickie
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Posted by Dave Roberts (+1075) 7 years ago
Gazette article already online. Should be in the paper on the 20th I'd think.

http://billingsgazette.co...03286.html
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Posted by Brandi Baker (+58) 7 years ago
Just wanted to drop a quick note letting everyone know how Miles City's famous puppy is doing. Shy is doing wonderful and has been putting lean muscle back on. We are in Laredo TX right now and hope to take Christmas off at my mom's house in Oklahoma. Tom and I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that the whole holiday season is a blessing to Miles City. We look forward to the day we can come back for a visit. We hope everyone will take care.

Brandi, Tom and Shy Shy
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Posted by Gene (+220) 7 years ago
What a wonderful time the three of you must be having! Keep the good times rolling! Thanks for keeping us up to date on "Miles City's Shy." I think in a way a part of her heart belongs to all of us! Vickie & Gene
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