Sunday, August 29, 2010

News Flash!

My idiot sister has been found! She was AWOL for three days, having last been seen herding a group of about 80 reindeer into the wilderness 38 miles away from Nome, Alaska. There's been an all points bulletin out her ever since...with half the population of Nome treking out to the gravel road towards Teller, looking for that mutt sister of mine. She always DID cause more drama than anyone else would ever have the nerve to stir up!

Gabby is always has been a bit slow witted....when that prey drive of hers kicks in, she is stone deaf and doesn't have the sense of an acorn! Near as we can tell, she chased the reindeer herd for 50 or 60 miles before figuring out that maybe she ought to stop and take stock of the situation a bit more closely! By then, she was about a 100 miles from home!

She was found by a Nome resident who was out running her sled dog team. Gabby was trotting down the highway, headed straight for Nome...just 34 miles outside of Nome.

She is skinnier and was terribly thirsty and whines whenever her Spokesperson touches her swollen, hot foot pads...but, other than that, she is her same old obnoxious self! Of course she is MILKING it for all it is worth now...lying on the floor, wrapped around her Spokeswoman's feet...whining in "agony" whenever anyone makes the mistake of looking at her half-way sympathetically. Personally, I think they should have left her on the highway and made her trot the last 34 miles home!

She is just so inconsiderate! Leaving me to WORRY myself silly over her these last three days! She always has been so aggravating.

Mind you, she has gone AWOL three (THREE!) times this summer alone! And I've lost count on the number of times she has had brushes with the law up there. It's a wonder she hasn't been kicked out of Nome! Believe me, when I went up there to visit her last winter, I heard plenty of stories from the other dogs about her shananigans! But, then, she was always in trouble when she lived in the lower 48,, it didn't much surprise me to hear that she has continued her delinquent ways up there, too.

When I first heard she had been found (at 11:14 tonight), I was grateful to all those sled dogs for rescuing her...but, the more I think about it, the more I am rethinking that whole sentiment!!!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


I'm SOOOOOOOO happy to see she's bakhk!

Hugz&Khysses OF THANKS!

Ransom said...

Did you hear? was a pack of sled dogs that finally found her! Too bad they didn't KEEP her!!!

Ransom said...

Someone had e-mailed a picture to Gabby's Spokeswoman yesterday, saying she thought she had spotted her and asking if the dog in the picture was Gabby.... well, the "dog" in the picture was a HUGE black wolf!

Course, the wolf WAS running in the same area where Gabs had then we all added WOLVES to our worry list, right after BEARS (that area has a heavy concentration of bears).

I still can't believe my sister, the drama-queen of dogdom, put me through so much worrying these past three days!

Inka en André. said...

wauw what a beautiful picture,greetings from the netherlands, Andrew and Inka


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That's what happens when all of us sibes get together and cross our paws:) So glad to hear she is home.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Kira The BeaWootiful and Mom said...

Woooos The call of the Sled dogs came to the rescue! woo Wooos! We are so happy she has been found safe and mostly sound. Try not to get so upset with here, she must be part sled dog, running before thinking...

~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Priscilla said...

So glad your sister is found!!
Everyone must have been so worried..

ra_husky said...


Gabby said...

For your information, Ransom, I was just trying to show you what it is like to be a REAL dog and roam free!!!

The Animal Doctor said...

YAY! We are so happy that Gabby has been found. What a good news!

Ransom you should be happy! I know how worried you were, you silly girl.

The Secretary

Stella said...

You know that old song about
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", don't you? So, Gabby's idea of having fun is herding reindeer.

I am glad she is found and OK!