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Posted: 4/18/2008 5:51:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/18/2008 6:09:33 PM EST by twonami]
Nevada dog finds its way home after a week, 77 miles




Apr 18, 9:58 PM (ET)


ELY, Nev. (AP) - A dog that ran off during a road-trip rest stop in north-central Nevada apparently made its way nearly 80 miles across Nevada's high desert and two mountain ranges to return home to Ely a week later.

Moon, a Siberian husky, was reunited on April 14 with owner Doug Dashiell, who had last seen her April 6 near Railroad Valley, a distance he later clocked at 77 miles.

Moon, who is nearly two years old, was no worse for the wear, with the exception of stinking like a skunk that apparently sprayed her somewhere along the journey.

"I've had trouble with her running away before. She's always come home," Dashiell said. But he admitted that this time he didn't really expect her to show up after a week had passed.


"After seven days - no way," he told the Ely Times.

Dashiell said he had taken his three dogs with him on a weekend trip to Tonopah. When he let them out of his truck near Railroad Valley, Moon took off when a catch on her chain let go and she bolted into the sage brush.

Dashiell said he searched for her for several hours before giving up and heading home. The last he saw she was headed northwest toward the Duckwater Shoshone Reservation so he called the tribal police there, but they turned up no trace of Moon.

On April 14, the White Pine Veterinary Clinic telephoned Dashiell to let him know that Moon was back in town. She had wandered up to an Ely residence where Alvin Molea took her home, fed her and gave her a warm place to sleep.

Molea said he called the clinic because the dog was wearing a clinic tag.

Dashiell speculated she might have fed on rabbits during her journey, which would have taken her across the White River and Ward Mountain ranges.

www.elynews.com/articles/2008/04/17/lifestyle/life01.txt
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 5:53:25 PM EST
Nice story!

Glad she got home ok.
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 5:54:08 PM EST
Huskies rock so hard headbang.gif
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 5:59:52 PM EST
Good Doggie. Mine is so stupid he gets lost in his own neighborhood. At least he's cute and friendly so when he scratches at the neighbors some one calls or brings him back.
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 6:03:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By InjunJoe:
Huskies rock so hard



Have you ever heard them 'talk?' Way cool sound...
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 6:05:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FrankSymptoms:
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Originally Posted By InjunJoe:
Huskies rock so hard headbang.gif



Have you ever heard them 'talk?' Way cool sound...


nah, my one and only Huskie experience was I found one in my back yard. I was in third grade and he was a good deal bigger than I was. Needless to say, I was scared shitless
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 6:08:34 PM EST
Wow!

I travelled through Ely to Tonopah last year. I don't remember seeing any water along the way. (Of course, this was during the late summer.)

Dogs are amazing creatures.
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 6:17:30 PM EST
For a husky, 88 miles is probably considered the equivelent of a 5k.

Those are incredibly tough dogs.
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 6:25:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/18/2008 6:26:10 PM EST by Lon_Moer]
Cool story! Unusual to find such a positive story still on the first page.

Originally Posted By Bloencustoms:
Wow!

I travelled through Ely to Tonopah last year. I don't remember seeing any water along the way. (Of course, this was during the late summer.)

Dogs are amazing creatures.

Having been across that area several times, that's what I was thinking, too
Time of year helped,too. In the middle of summer, the Husky's heavy coat would have been a detriment.

Link Posted: 4/18/2008 7:55:59 PM EST
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