about 17 hours ago
Let me tell you the story of a dog with 9 lives. Last night I was walking Nella on a busy street in the center of Sarajevo when a stray dog ran right up to us. She's dog friendly but understandably it made her nervous. Faster than I could react she slipped her collar to get away, ran into the street, and was hit by a car. She screamed, bounced back up and the two of them took off running. As I frantically tried to find her, sobbing all night long, two very nice women stopped to help me search but no luck. One of them friended me on Facebook this morning and gave me a list of organizations to contact that might be able to help spread the word. This afternoon I got a call from her. Coincidentally, she was walking her dog near her house a mile or two away from where she went missing when her dog spotted Nella hiding in a bush! She sat with her in the rain and waited for me to arrive and then drove us to the vet. Nella is fine! She has a couple of superficial wounds that look like dog bites but other than that she is totally ok, just tired and hungry. I really cannot believe it and I really am insanely grateful to everyone who helped search for her, especially Irvana and her own rescue dog. Bosnia is a dangerous place to be a lost dog. Nella now has a harness that she will NEVER escape from!!!