Missing Puppy!!! REWARD!!!!!!!!
Posted by Brandi Baker (+59) 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 Josh Rath (+2292) 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 (+210) 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 (+486) 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 (+2292) 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 (+505) 7 years ago
Free speech and STFU? Isn't that a little incongruent Josh?
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Posted by polar bear (+505) 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 (+91) 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 (+505) 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 (+91) 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 (+591) 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 (+2292) 7 years ago
How about that Sarah Palin person... haahh
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Posted by Shu (+1208) 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 (+91) 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 (+105) 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 (+1913) 7 years ago
God has no hands but yours.
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Posted by Laura Sevier (+1598) 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 (+1677) 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 (+323) 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 (+2292) 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 (+42) 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 (+2292) 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 (+42) 7 years ago
I rest my case, kiddo.
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Posted by T Brown (+486) 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 (+505) 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 (+2292) 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 (+210) 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 (+105) 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 (+2292) 7 years ago
And Ty, you are still the forum jackass.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+8364) 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 (+53) 7 years ago
Thank God you put a stop the religous talk!!!!
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Posted by Maryann McDaniel (+258) 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 (+210) 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 (+59) 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 (+1224) 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 (+323) 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 (+210) 7 years ago
I agree! Vickie
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Posted by Steve Allison (+977) 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 (+1598) 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 (+6100) 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 (+1224) 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 (+412) 7 years ago
LOL wendy. I was thinking the same thing!! SCARE! LOL
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Posted by Gene (+210) 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 (+1224) 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 (+6100) 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 (+59) 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 (+210) 7 years ago
We'll be seeing you and Shy on television next! Vickie
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Posted by Dave Roberts (+1081) 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 (+59) 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 (+210) 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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