It had been a rough week. We were exhilarated by a huge account that we had gained with our Barn Goddess Cheese, and saddened by the news that one of the closest relatives in our world is seriously ill. Saturday was the 4th anniversary of the Downtown Phoenix Market and we geared up for this as well.
The market was great and a lovely lady named Gloria, whom had been speaking with us via e-mail, came by and arranged to come out and see our critters on Sunday with her son Zack. She wanted to buy a red laying hen. Turns out she is Cuban and so is 1/2 of our family so we hit it off big time!
After the market we are usually exhausted and as big as this one was we were especially pooped out! We decided to take a nap.
15 minutes into the nap we got a call that our dachsunds were off of the porch and running down the dirt road in front of our property. Of course we dashed out there to call them in. Much to our dismay Robin was missing from roll call.
Robin is deaf and only sees from one eye. He has never left the house and the porch since we are so afraid he could get hurt. A myriad of potential disasters went through our heads as we combed the desert and went to each little farm in our area to ask the neighbors to be on the look out. It got too dark to see so we went home. Neither of us slept that night worried about what could happen.
The next day came and still no Robin. That afternoon with Gloria and Zack on the way a car pulling a hotdog vending cart pulled into our driveway. I recognized the lady in the front seat. Years ago she had a sick foal and I lent her medical supplies I had on hand. None of us out here are well to do so we help our neighbors when we can. I hadn’t heard from her since then. I was suprised to see her.
Roxanne and her husband Tony asked if I was missing a dog. I described him hurridly. They looked at each other when I informed him that he was deaf. They said that explained his behaviour and that I should follow them home since they had him!
Seems that Robin had been attacked by something and had sprinted several miles away from home. A nice man named Link, whom we have yet to find and thank, took him in for the night. Link is a vendor at a park and swap locally and he took Robin with him hoping that someone might know his owner. Barb (another neighbor I hadn’t seen since the sick foal incident) referred him to Roxanne and Tony. Roxanne had seen Robin’s mom and guessed he might be ours. She took him home and then came to get us!
Robin is so excited to be back with his family! We are overwhelmed by the kindness of these neighbors and their actions to reunite us with our puppy Robin.
As if the day couldn’t get any better in it’s ending, Gloria and Zack brought us Cuban pastries like the goodies we get when we visit our daughters in Florida and stayed to visit for awhile. Zack adopted one of our little golden tom cats.
There really are angels among us and some of them live in Tonopah!! Thanks to the Cuban angel that brightened our day with goodies too! Good luck to Zack with his new furry friend.